Points of Interest 12/14/2016

Skepticism of Alternative Medicine Lingers. A lack of scientific evidence keeps some in the field wary."There are always going to be some physicians who are more open and flexible, and then there are going to be others who are more resistant." You mean open and flexible to science and medicine and resistant to fantasy? Somehow I think not.

Consumers Drive Complementary and Alternative Medicine Movement Reiki, Tai chi among the alternatives gaining favor with patients and as a result, hospital systems.

A bogus treatment that doesn't work in people is being used on animals too. Homeopathy this time. Acupuncture next.

Taxpayers spent £500,000 to find out if prayer could cure AIDS. Can prayer actually cure AIDS? Of course it can't. You and I know it can't. Any sane person knows it can't.

Sales of Homeopathy Product Market is expected to reach US$17,486.2 mn with 18.2% CAGR by 2024

Surge in Mumps Outbreaks Seen Across the US

Pediatrics. 2016 Nov;138(5). pii: e20154664. Epub 2016 Oct 3. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Influenza Vaccine Uptake in US Children. Children who see alternative providers have less influenza vaccination.

Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2016 Dec 9;11:32820. doi: 10.3402/qhw.v11.32820. eCollection 2016. "Struggle to obtain redress": Women's experiences of living with symptoms attributed to dental restorative materials and/or electromagnetic fields.

Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016 Dec 13:1-5. Lead intoxication due to ayurvedic medications as a cause of abdominal pain in adults.  The Flint medication.

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Dec 9;16(1):512. The quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials of electroacupuncture for stroke. "The quality of reporting of RCTs on EA for stroke was generally moderate. The reporting quality needs further improvement."

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Points of Interest 12/13/2016

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