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Controlled study shows acupuncture relieves acute migraine pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a randomized study of patients with acute attacks of migraine, real acupuncture proved more effective than two different types of sham acupuncture in reducing the discomfort of acute migraine headache two and four hours after treatment, researchers from China report in the...

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Prevalence of claudication may be underestimated in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research questions prior reports of a lower prevalence of intermittent claudication in women than in men, suggesting instead that it may simply be the result of how the problem is defined based on presenting symptoms. The main finding is that although women have the same...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Data from the UK General Practice Research Database suggest that failure to prescribe antibiotics when patients present with a lower respiratory tract infection may lead to higher rates of hospitalization and mortality. Of the 14% of the study cohort not treated with...