Postoperative Complication Rate May Be Higher in Patients With Mental Illness

Patients with schizophrenia or depression may be more prone to postoperative complications than patients without mental illness, according to a review of the literature — such as it is. "The knowledge base on clinical outcomes of surgery for patients with comorbid serious mental illness is extremely small, although we know the mentally ill carry a […]

Does acupuncture work?

According to the NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture, there have been many studies on acupuncture's potential usefulness, but results have been mixed because of complexities with study design and size, as well as difficulties with choosing and using placebos  or sham acupuncture. However, promising results have emerged, showing efficacy of acupuncture, for example, in adult […]