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Prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide: a systematic review

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Aim - To systematically review surveys of 12-month prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide. Methods - Studies were identified via database searches to October 2015. Study quality was assessed using a six-item tool. All estima... [Leggi...]

Individualized homeopathic treatment in addition to conventional treatment in type II diabetic patients in Hong Kong – a retrospective cohort study

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Objective - Glycaemic goals are not achieved in most patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM), especially in those with long disease duration and taking multiple oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD). We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of indivi... [Leggi...]

High diluted and dynamised follicle stimulating hormone modulates steroid production in isolated porcine preantral follicles cultured in vitro

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Objective - This study investigated the effect of two different follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) preparations (diluted/dynamised and diluted) on the in vitro development and steroid production (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone) of isolated ... [Leggi...]

Informing the homeopathic practice for Turkish pharmacists: reviewing the example of Portuguese community pharmacies

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Introduction - Alternative and complementary therapy systems, such as homeopathy, have long been used around the world. Since 1995 homeopathy has been officially recognized in Europe as a system of medicine or a medical specialty. Portuguese communit... [Leggi...]

In vitro effects of Zinc in soluble and homeopathic formulations on macrophages and astrocytes

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Zinc is an important metal in body homeostasis. Zinc in soluble form (Zn2+) and homeopathic Zincum metallicum were tested in macrophages and astrocytes in order to investigate its potential toxic or therapeutic effects. We evaluated cell viability (W... [Leggi...]

A clinical history of Zincum metallicum: homeopathic pathogenetic trials and case reports

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In the present study, we investigated the experimental basis for the indications of homeopathic drug Zincum metallicum. The current body of knowledge about Zinc met has a core composed of pathogenetic and clinical data collected in the 19th century s... [Leggi...]

Publication and outcome reporting of homeopathy trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov

Background - Homeopathy is gaining popularity globally, despite a lack of convincing evidence of its efficacy. For example, a 2015 review by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) found no discernible convincing effects b... [Leggi...]

The wide scientific and geographical spread of homeopathy

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This issue of Homeopathy reflects the wide scientific and geographical spread of scientific work in homeopathy. From Phillip Cottingham and colleague's survey of New Zealand homeopaths, a country on whose homeopathic tradition little has been publish... [Leggi...]

The characteristics, experiences and perceptions of homeopaths in New Zealand: results from a national survey of practitioners

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Background - The popularity of homeopathy is seemingly at odds with the scientific controversy over its effectiveness. Several studies have reported on effectiveness of clinical homeopathy, but few studies have been conducted on practices and percept... [Leggi...]

Homeopathy outperforms antibiotics treatment in juvenile scallop Argopecten ventricosus: effects on growth, survival, and immune response

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Background - Mortality from vibriosis in mollusk production is attributed to pathogenic bacteria, particularly Vibrio alginolyticus. Use of increasingly potent antibiotics has led to bacterial resistance and increased pathogenicity. Alternatives in s... [Leggi...]