Points of Interest 7/5/2014

  • I agree. Don't use them: [Leave complementary medicines alone](http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/leave-complementary-medicines-alone-1.1714417#.U7geyVYRfFM. Oh, wait, it's name those logical fallacy time. " Complementary medicines are not drugs. They are not used in the same way as drugs are, and they do not carry the same risks."

  • Docs Can't Afford Soaring Vaccine Prices. "Over the past 20 years, the price of drugs have gone from single to triple digits—making the average cost to fully vaccinate a child rise from $100 in 1986 to $2,192 today."

  • Perth Naturopath Warns: Unregulation in Naturopath Industry is Putting People at Risk. "Recent research undertaken by the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists reveals that one in ten Australians see a naturopath. The study also revealed that one third of these patients used their naturopath as a primary care provider, making naturopathy the “largest unregulated ‘primary care’ health workforce in Australia”." Unfortunately, regulating pseudo-medical nonsense does not make it safer or more effective.

  • Dog Cancer: Does Acupuncture Make It Worse?. Warning. Not meant as humor.

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