TUESDAY, Oct. 10, 2017 -- "Mindfulness" is touted as a cure-all for many modern ills, from stress and pain to depression.
But little to no scientific evidence backs up most of the health claims surrounding the practice, said Willoughby Britton, director of Brown University's clinical and affective neuroscience laboratory.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An influential U.S. medical task force is recommending exercise and, in some cases, medical evaluation to help seniors stay on their feet.
But the new draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) say there isn't enough evidence at this time to either endorse or advise against taking vitamin D or calcium supplements to prevent broken bones.
THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 -- People who choose alternative medicine over traditional cancer treatments for curable cancers have a higher risk of dying early, researchers report.
"We now have evidence to suggest that using alternative medicine in place of proven cancer therapies results in worse survival," said study lead author Dr. Skyler Johnson from Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center.
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Parents often try unconventional treatments -- such as acupuncture and herbal products -- when their kids are sick, but many don't tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows.
Such omissions could be risky, especially when these young patients are already taking traditional medications, the report authors said.