The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Archive for October, 2012

    Cranberry-containing products to prevent urinary tract infections

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

    Cranberry-containing products are a folk remedy to prevent UTIs.

    Researchers in Taipei and Boston evaluated their value and factors influencing their effectiveness. (more…)

    Update: Prevalence of CAM use

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield, in the UK, updated previous systematic reviews. (more…)

    Cyclic nausea and vomiting due to marijuana use

    Monday, October 15th, 2012

    As legislators dive headlong into legalization of marijuana, there is growing evidence that they may be harming their most loyal constituents.

    Researchers at Temple University Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reviewed what has become known as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis (severe and excessive vomiting) Syndrome.

    As you read this summary it might be useful to consider the value of Pennsylvania detoxification programs.


    Cognitive benefits of ginseng and bacopa

    Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

    Researchers at Swinburne University, in Melbourne, Australia, reviewed the evidence and compared the responses to modafinil (Provigil).

    Reportedly, Panax ginseng and Bacopa monnieri have consistent acute and chronic cognitive effects, respectively. (more…)