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Model validity of randomised placebo-controlled trials of non-individualised homeopathic treatment

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Background - The comprehensive systematic review of randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) in homeopathy requires examination of a study's model validity of homeopathic treatment (MVHT) as well as its risk of bias (extent of reliable evidence). ... [Leggi...]

Therapeutic potential of HIV nosode 30c as evaluated in A549 lung cancer cells

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Objectives - To examine if HIV nosode in 30c dilution (HIV 30c) has therapeutic potential against lung cancer cells (A549) as compared to WRL-68 normal cells and to elucidate its possible molecular mechanism of action on DNA replication and apoptosis... [Leggi...]

Case reports on integrated management of tubercular disease

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Background - Host immunity plays an important role in prevention of disease as is evident by the increased incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in immuno-compromised population of HIV infected, diabetes inflicted, immune-suppressant therapy and elderly peo... [Leggi...]

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance characterization of traditional homeopathically manufactured copper (Cuprum metallicum) and plant (Gelsemium sempervirens) medicines and controls

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Background - NMR proton relaxation is sensitive to the dynamics of the water molecule H2O, through the interaction of the spin of the proton (1H) with external magnetic and electromagnetic fields. Methods - We measured dilution and potentization proc... [Leggi...]

A review of machines and devices to potentize homeopathic medicines

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Background - Potentization, consisting of serial dilution and succussion, is a key step in the manufacture of homeopathic medicines. Originally prescribed as a manual process, several attempts at mechanization have been published, patented and even c... [Leggi...]

Metal nanoparticle induced hormetic activation: a novel mechanism of homeopathic medicines

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Background - High-potency homeopathic remedies, 30c and 200c have enormous dilution factors of 1060 and 10400 respectively. Therefore, the presence of physical entities in them is inconceivable. As a result, their efficacy is highly debated and often... [Leggi...]

Private and institutionalised patients’ use of homeopathy in the early nineteenth century

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Medicine underwent a major crisis in the 18th century and several approaches, including homeopathy, were formulated to fill the void left by the fall of traditional Galenic medicine. While most of the literature deals with the reasons doctors had to ... [Leggi...]

Reproducibility of the effects of homeopathically potentised Argentum nitricum on the growth of Lemna gibba L. in a randomised and blinded bioassay

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Background - A previous study reported a significant statistical interaction between experiment date and treatment effect of Argentum nitricum 14x–30x on the growth rate of duckweed (Lemna gibba L.). The aim of the present study was to investigate ... [Leggi...]

Generalisability of prognostic factor research: further analysis of data from the IIPCOS2 study

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Prognostic factor research is important as it helps in refining diagnosis, taking clinical and therapeutic decisions, enhances the design and analysis of intervention trials and helps to identify targets for new interventions that aim to modify the c... [Leggi...]

Food and Drug Administration Action Against Homeopathic Teething Tablets Lacked Evidence Base

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A close examination of the incident reports to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding homeopathic teething tablets reveals a lack of evidence either for the FDA advisories regarding them or the media reports claiming that hundreds of infant... [Leggi...]