Therapies

Independent and trusted reviews and guides about a range of therapies, including alternative medicines, HRT and menopause treatments, and laser eye surgery.

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Alternative medicines

Which supplements should you take and which should you avoid?

3 Apr 2014 | If you're getting over flu season, supplements can seem like a quick way to better health. Are they, though?

chiropractors

Can a chiropractor replace your GP?

Chiropractors are increasingly moving into family primary care, taking on the role traditionally filled by GPs.

23 Aug 2012 | As with all medical practices, there are risks involved with chiropractic. So do the benefits for children outweigh the risks?

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Hip replacement surgery

What you need to know before joint replacement surgery.

9 Mar 2012 | Given the recall of faulty hip replacement devices implanted in thousands of patients, we tell you what you need to know before surgery.

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Alternative diagnostics

Some alternative diagnostic tests aren’t all they’re quacked up to be.

29 Jun 2011 | Some diagnostic tests offered by natural therapists are unreliable or just plain nonsense. CHOICE investigates some common ones.

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HRT and menopause treatments

Negative publicity about HRT led to a flood of alternatives. Do they work?

20 Jan 2009 | In 2002, a major American study involving hormone replacement therapy was stopped early because researchers were concerned by increased incidence of breast cancer, heart disease and blood clots in participants.

A head lice

Head lice treatments guide

Which products are most effective at dealing with this perennial childhood problem?

21 Aug 2007 | Tenacious parasites are becoming increasingly resistant to conventional insecticide treatments.

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Guide to laser eye surgery

Most people are happy with the results of their laser eye surgery.

3 Apr 2007 | Since it was first performed in Australia in the early 1990s, laser eye surgery has become very popular, with many thousands each year choosing it to correct their long- or short-sightedness.

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Anti-snoring products

Is there any evidence to support claims for over-the-counter anti-snoring products?

27 Apr 2006 | According to the Guiness Book of Records, the loudest snores recorded reached 93 decibels — about the volume of a business engine.

Detox-kits

Detox kits review and compare

Been burning the candle at both ends?

5 Oct 2005 | A week or two on a detox program won’t absolve you from a year of unhealthy eating, smoking or drinking too much alcohol.

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St John's Wort

Studies show it helps relieve mild depression, but can you be confident the brand you buy will work?

13 May 2005 | Not all SJW products are equal, and lack of transparency about their products on the part of companies that supply them makes it difficult to know which can be used with confidence.

 

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