Points of Interest 03/15/2015

UCSD deepens ties with Deepak Chopra. "The UC San Diego School of Medicine has promoted Dr. Deepak Chopra from assistant professor to full professor to reflect his growing work with the campus to explore and explain how such things as meditation, yoga and diet affect a person's health."

J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Mar 13;162:47–54. Are meta-analyses of Chinese herbal medicine trials trustworthy and clinically applicable? A cross-sectional study. And the answer is no: 'There are rooms for improvement in methodological rigor, and in choosing clinically homogenous interventions and control for statistical pooling. These shortcomings limit the trustworthiness and clinical applicability of existing MA on CHM trials.'

Isaac Golden's homoeopathic immunisation rejected by experts.

Breakenridge: Alberta should review its regulation of naturopathic doctors. Regulating nonsense does not improve nonsense.

New Study Shows Just How Dangerous It Is To NOT VaccinateA significant percent of people affected by recent measles outbreaks weren't vaccinated – by choice.

Health Psychol Res. 2015 Nov 30;3(3):2199. doi: 10.4081/hpr.2015.2199. eCollection 2015. Eva Between Anxiety and Hope: Integrating Anthroposophic Music Therapy in Supportive Oncology Care. What is Anthroposophic Music? "Anthroposophic music therapy is the deliberate use of the musical elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, tone, interval, and movement employing a variety of stringed, wind, and percussion instruments as well as the human voice with the intent of supporting the balance and integration of the four members of the human being: the ego, astral, etheric, and physical bodies." When I get cancer, I'll stick with the Beatles.

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