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Are the celebrities onto something with their IV vitamin cocktails? Let’s look at the evidence before rushing to the therapy lounge. from www.shutterstock.com

Do vitamin drips really work? The evidence says ‘no’, so save your money and eat real food

If their social media accounts were anything to go by, celebrities can't get enough of vitamin and mineral infusions, or vitamin drips. Now therapy lounges are popping up for everyone else to try.
Although there’s evidence yoga may be helpful for some medical conditions, it can no longer be claimed under private health insurance. From shutterstock.com

Going to the naturopath or a yoga class? Your private health won’t cover it

From this week, private health insurers are unable to provide rebates for 16 natural therapies. But these changes may have unintended consequences.
Complementary medicine practitioners could prove to be a valuable source of information about vaccinations. Stutterstock

How complementary medicine practitioners can help get kids vaccinated

Australian parents who visit complementary health practitioners are less likely to vaccinate their kids. But could these practitioners be best placed to educate sceptical parents about vaccination?
Doctors with special training in acupuncture and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine worked together in emergency departments. from www.shutterstock.com

Emergency doctors are using acupuncture to treat pain, now here’s the evidence

Some emergency doctors are already using acupuncture to relieve patients' pain. Now a new study shows when it works, when it doesn't and how emergency departments of the future might use it.

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