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Home remedies to treat alopecia areata

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that afflicts fewer than 2% of people younger than 50 years. It often starts in the 20s and 30s. In about 6% of these patients the disease progresses to a total loss of scalp hair.

Here are two studies using garlic gel and onion juice.


Consumer alert: “Total Body Formula” and “Mega Formula”

Monday, April 14th, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises not to purchase or consume Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor.

There are 43 reports of people in 9 states who experienced serious adverse reactions. (more…)

Arsenic poisoning from an herbal kelp supplement

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

It’s only one patient (not the one in the photo), but it might reflect a bigger problem.

Here’s what happened.


Hypnosis to treat alopecia areata?

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Researchers from the Free University in Brussels used hypnosis to treat 28 patients who failed to respond to conventional treatments. It was either added to ongoing treatment or used alone. (more…)

Indian Head Massage: aka Champissage

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Let’s start by stating that neither of the above terms — Indian Head Massage, nor the trademarked term Champissage — results in an article on PubMed.

So, what’s it good for? (more…)