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Differences in healthcare utilisation between users and non-users of homeopathic products in Spain – Results from three waves of the National Health Survey (2011-2017)

Objective - To compare the differences in the use of healthcare services: visits to the doctor and hospitalisation, performance of routine tests, and preventive influenza vaccination, between users and non-users of homeopathic products. Methods - We ... [Leggi...]

Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments.

People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do t... [Leggi...]

Homeopathy and Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance (AR) has long been a problem for doctors and healthcare organizations worldwide. In recent years the issue has become even more pressing: the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS), launched by the World Health Organiz... [Leggi...]

Outcomes of a Homeopathic Protocol for Allergic Respiratory Syndromes: A Retrospective Observational Study of 430 Patients at the Integrated Medicine (IM) Centre, Pitigliano Hospital-Italy

Introduction - Four hundred and thirty allergic patients reaching our observation in the period 2011-2015 were followed up at the IM outpatient clinics at Pitigliano Hospital Centre of Integrated Medicine. They were divided into two groups: seasonal ... [Leggi...]

The physical features – size and granularity – of solid materials are strongly affected by trituration in lactose, before turning them into homeopathic solutions

Trituration is a mechanical process (a form of comminution) for reducing the particle size of a substance. In this manuscript, six different Raw Solid Materials (RSM) which are used in Homeopathy after successive grindings are studied before they are... [Leggi...]

Impact of a homeopathic medication on upper respiratory tract infections in COPD patients: Results of an observational, prospective study (EPOXILO)

Background - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disorder in which airflow is obstructed. Viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) may lead to exacerbations. Homeopathic medication administration to... [Leggi...]

Evolution of homeopathy – A scientometric analysis of global homeopathy literature between 1975 and 2017

Objective - Scientometrics is the evaluation of scientific literature in a certain field. Although popularity and use of homeopathy have increased in the recent years, scientific literature lacks a bibliometric or scientometric evaluation of homeopat... [Leggi...]

How target-orientated is the use of homeopathy in dairy farming?—A survey in France, Germany and Spain

Background - Veterinary remedies are intended to support animals in their recovery from diseases. Treatment outcome depends not only on the general effectiveness of the remedies themselves, but also on other prerequisites. This is true for antibiotic... [Leggi...]

Homeopathy for Pain Management

Homeopathy is often overlooked as a modality for pain management. However, it deserves to be a first-line treatment due to its safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. Limitations to the acceptance of homeopathy in the United States include phy... [Leggi...]

Experimental neuropharmacology of Gelsemium sempervirens: Recent advances and debated issues

Gelsemium sempervirens L. (Gelsemium) is traditionally used for its anxiolytic-like properties and its action mechanism in laboratory models are under scrutiny. Evidence from rodent models was reported suggesting the existence of a high sensitivity o... [Leggi...]