Points of Interest 11/27/2015

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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:328642. Epub 2015 Nov 1. Effectiveness and Safety of Manufactured Chinese Herbal Formula for Knee Osteoarthritis: Insights from a Systematic Review." Same as it ever was: "Our results indicated that MCHF showed some potential benefits for KOA. However, we still cannot draw firm conclusions due to the poor methodological quality of included trials. More high-quality RCTs would help to confirm the evidence.

Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 26;5:16776. doi: 10.1038/srep16776. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews. "Because acupuncture appears to be relatively safe, it could be considered as a complementary form of palliative care for cancer, especially for clinical problems for which conventional care options are limited."

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