Points of Interest 7/8/2014

  • Do Probiotics Work? Are They Safe?. "The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine isn't doing the first nationwide clinical trial to determine if probiotics work, they're busy spending $120 million a year endorsing herbs, it's instead funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine if one of the most commonly used probiotics can safely and effectively treat infants and toddlers suffering from acute gastroenteritis, otherwise known as stomach virus or “stomach flu.”"

  • From Dr. Oz: Debunking dangerous myths about vaccines. "So before you refuse (or skip) a vaccination, get e facts from us." From the man who doesn't vaccinate his kids and worries about toxins and too much too soon.

  • Anesthesia should not be used for trivial reasons. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 Jul 3. pii: S0161-4754(14)00090-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] Outcomes for Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain Patients After Manipulation Under Anesthesia: A Prospective Cohort Study.00090-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] Outcomes for Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain Patients After Manipulation Under Anesthesia: A Prospective Cohort Study.)

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