Points of Interest 11/28/2015

Harriet Hall: Science Based Medicine. 10 lectures on CAM.

'No jab, no pay' laws could send anti-vax parents underground in search for vaccine-free childcare

What the hell's wrong with us? Autism, vaccines and why some people believe Jenny McCarthy over every doctorThere are reams of scientific literature, and then the comfort of conspiracy theory. Why do we favor the latter?

Review of alternative therapies should prompt scrutiny of university courses

Advanced Chiropractic Group Helps Build Natural Immunity Against Cold and Flu."The doctors at Advanced Chiropractic Group recommend regular chiropractic adjustments in addition to adjustments in the diet to build up your defenses. Chiropractic adjustments work to keep the spine in proper alignment. When the spine is perfectly aligned, the body's systems, including the immune system, can work at their peak efficiency. 

Woman claims a £50 EAR PIERCING cured migraines that put her life 'on hold' for almost 4 years

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:273409. Epub 2015 Nov 3. The Reporting Quality of Acupuncture-Related Infections in Korean Literature: A Systematic Review of Case Studies.

J Clin Nurs. 2015 Nov 27. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13053. Effect of auricular acupressure for postpartum insomnia: an uncontrolled clinical trial. Uncontrolled = useless waste of time.

Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2015 Nov 10. pii: S1090–3798(15)00186–5. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2015.11.003. Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents in their children and adolescents with epilepsy - Prevelance, predictors and parents' assessment. "The main reason for CAM use was the occurrence of ADE of anticonvulsants. More than half of the parents saw a benefit of CAM for their children. Almost all parents wished to continue CAM use, even those who did not see concrete positive effects."

Points of Interest 12/01/15
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