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VITAMIN D AND RELATED VIT D COMPOUNDS FOR PREVENTING FRACTURES RESULTING FROM OSTEOPOROSIS IN OLDER PEOPLE

Vitamin D is necessary for building bone. Older people often have low vitamin D levels through lack of exposure to sunlight and low dietary intake. Therefore, it has been suggested that taking additional vitamin D supplements may help to reduce the risk of hip and other fractures, which are very common in older people. This … Continue reading

ACUPUNCTURE FOR INSOMNIA

Although conventional non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for insomnia are effective in many people, alternative therapies such as acupuncture are still widely practiced. Acupuncture is mainly evaluated in observational and uncontrolled studies, and randomised controlled trials are scarce and of poor methodological quality. This review was conducted to examine the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating insomnia. … Continue reading