In this study, the polyphenols of various botanical therapies were analyzed for the treatment of rosacea (1). As a systematic review, many databases were searched and analyzed. The results showed that 6 studies met the inclusion criteria. Studies evaluated licochalcone, silymarin, Crystanthellum indicum extract, and quassia extract. The studies evaluated topical formations of polyphenols.
In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of cervical vertigo (1). This was a meta-analysis, so multiple randomized controlled trials were searched in comprehensive databases and analyzed. 10 studies were included with 914 participants.
In this study, the efficacy and safety of the nutritional supplement NAC as an adjuvant to SSRIs for treating kids and teenagers with OCD was examined (1). It was a 10 week randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. The patients received citalopram plus NAC or placebo. The YBOCS scale (a validated scale) was used to measure outcomes. The results showed that the score changed at the end of the trial. The group with NAC saw improvements.
In this meta-analysis, the authors analyzed the association between vitamin D levels and lung carcinoma risk and outcomes (1). Two authors searched various databases using appropriate search terms. High vitamin D intake and levels correlated inversely with lung cancer risk and also reduced lung cancer mortality. High vitamin D helped with survival.
This study was conducted to evaluate different doses of Vitamin D on the metabolic profiles of those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (1). It was randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled in 90 patients. Patients received 4000IU or 1000IU per day for 12 weeks. Results showed the higher dose led to reduced fasting plasma glucose, serum insulin, triglycerides, other cholesterol measures.
In this study, the authors discuss the possible protective role of niacinamide, a derivative of niacin, against skin cancer recurrence.[1] They prospectively evaluated whether total, dietary, and supplemental niacin intake was associated with skin cancer risk based on 72,308 women in the Nurses' Health Study (1984–2010) and 41,808 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986–2010).
In this study, the authors evaluated acupuncture as monotherapy as an alternative therapy in treating depression-related insomnia.[1] Seven databases were searched. 18 trials were included in the analysis. The findings determined that the acupuncture treatment made significant improvements in sleep quality score (PSQI score) compared with Western Medicine.
Nigella sativa oil (NSO) is used traditionally for inflammatory conditions like asthma.[1] The authors in this study investigated the benefits of NSO on clinical and inflammatory parameters of asthma. Capsules of 500 mg twice daily for 4 weeks were used as a supplement in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in asthma patients. The primary outcome was Asthma Control Test score.
The association between dietary vitamin K and risk of fractures is controversial.[1] The authors of this study performed a meta-analysis of cohort or nested case-control studies to investigate the relationship further. A comprehensive search of databases was conducted. The results were statistically analyzed and interpreted. Four cohort studies and one nested case-control study were analyzed.
The authors of this study evaluated differences in T helper cell subtypes osteoclast precursors in peripheral blood between patients affected by early rheumatoid arthritis (eRA) and healthy controls.[1] They evaluated the effects of vitamin D through a parallel, randomized double blind, placebo-controlled trial. Patients treated with glucocorticoids (GCs), disease modifying activity drugs, and biologic agents within the past 6 months were also excluded.