Nearly 50% of more than 900 parents of children admitted at two Canadian pediatric hospitals reported the use of complementary and alternative medicine along with conventional treatment, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. About 10% of the respondents said they considered alternative remedies before resorting to conventional therapy. Researchers said that the most commonly used CAM products were vitamins and minerals, while the most popular CAM practice was massage.
Many children with chronic conditions have used alternative remedies
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