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Points of Interest 04/06/2017

Is adrenal fatigue real? Forget the label and treat the stress . Alternative & Integrative Medicine Revealed . From the SkepVet William Shatner's Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread Woman's animal ban after she used homeopathy on ill cat instead of taking it to the vet Acupuncturists sue Colorado's physical therapy board over the...
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Points of Interest 04/01/2017

QUACK POTS Health chief Simon Stevens slams 'placebo' homeopathic treatments which 'wastes £4m of NHS cash each year' Babies are dying because of narcissistic activists. It must stop Noro Psikiyatr Ars. 2016 Mar;53(1):28-32. doi: 10.5152/npa.2015.9887. Epub 2016 Mar 1. Electroacupuncture Therapy in Nicotine Dependence: A Double Blind, Sham-Controll...
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It is April Fools and My Imagination is Lacking

My imagination fails very April Fools Days. I think I should be able to come up with a form of pseudo-medicine that is both ridiculous yet sounds like a 'reasonable' pseudo-medical treatment. And I can't do it. How to compete with homeopathy or reiki or Tong Ren ? There really are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in my p...
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Points of Interest 03/31/2017

Arkansas senators reject Medicaid chiropractic services bill No Scrubs Permitted: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Blog Post Is Not Advertising Actionable Under Lanham Act Here's Where Major Religions Actually Stand On Vaccines Deadly measles outbreak spreads in Europe as vaccinations fall J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0201. A...
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Points of Interest 03/30/3017

Friends for Science in Medicine . Newsletter No 15 The Army is using quack "battlefield acupuncture" based on junk science Trump Leaves Science Jobs Vacant, Troubling Critics Menopause. 2017 Mar 27. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000850 Acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes: clinical evidence update and its relevance to decision making. . "Acupuncture...
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Points of Interest 03/29/2017

Man dead after acupuncture treatment Measles outbreak spreads across Europe as parents shun vaccinations, World Health Organisation warns The border won't protect Canadians against American anti-vaxxers Homeopathic medicines to escape NHS prescribing ban 4 Natural 'Cures' That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health
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Points of Interest 03/26/2017

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1647-x. Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis . "In the treatment of CFS, CbAM and SAM may have better effect than other treatments. However, the included trials have relatively poor qua...
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Points of Interest 03/24/2017

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes Acupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatment A Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In Death Vaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanus Garfield Therapist Specializes In Mankind's Oldest Medicine: Leeches J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10...
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Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's death For scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personal Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control ...
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Points of Interest 03/14/2017

30% of Croatian Parents Reluctant to Vaccinate Their Children J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial : In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care = useless. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/201...
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Points of Interest 03/13/2017

Romania Urges Vaccinations to Stop Measles Outbreak Could the anti-vaccination movement be responsible for the deaths of 17 children? Yep. Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Daycare? Survey shows acupuncture spike . Have they graduated from needles? Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump's government
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Points of Interest 03/11/2017

Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 Feb 28;12:1663-1671. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S126968. eCollection 2017. Proteomic analysis of tears following acupuncture treatment for menopausal dry eye disease by two-dimensional nano-liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry . Such a study makes we want to cry. Gwyneth Paltrow drank only goat milk for a week ...
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Acupuncture Contortion

It is always remarkable how pseudo-medicine trials just can't bring themselves to report the simple idea that if a drug/procedure has the same outcome as a placebo/sham procedure the drug/procedure does nothing. A real drug or intervention in the reality-based medical world would ever be approved on the basis of a negative study. But pseudo-medical...
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Points of Interest 03/09/2017

Academic Medical Centers At Risk Of Not Being Academic Or Medical How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey . "Students participating in elective courses had much more positive attitudes towards CAM, somewhat lower science and status orientation…" Boy, 2, WON'T have ...
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Points of Interest 03/07/2017

Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies Pain. 2016 Sep;157(9):1905-17. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000591. Effectiveness of dry needling for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomized, single-blinded, clinical trial . No sham = useless study.
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Points of Interest 03/06/2017

The donkeys Kenyan families need to survive are heading to China for medicine promising longer life To Debunk Autism Myths, Study Folklore 10 Million Lives Saved by 1962 Breakthrough, Study Shows J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0161-4754(16)30077-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.002. I ntegrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative The...
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Points of Interest 03/04/2017

The Butchering of the Age of Reason . Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. Now, they want to throw that all out. The Kennedy Pushing His Own Fake News . As long as the pursuit of evidence-based answers has existed, so too have those pushing ...
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Reports of Interest 03/03/2017

Resisting the Suppression of Science Will an American-Led Anti-Vaccine Movement Subvert Global Health? We've made great gains in fighting infectious diseases in the last 50 years—but those gains are fragile. EVANGELICAL ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Oxford University college accused of 'lending credibility to quackery' by hosting homeopathy conference Good ...
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Points of Interest 03/02/2017

Homeopathy conference at Oxford college 'promotes quackery ' Don't buy into the promise of a homeopathic cure Behind the scenes at Denver Zoo . Penguin acupuncture. Quackery of the month: Cincinnati Zoo uses chiropractic on tiger cub, adjusting spine to cure "failure to thrive" Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:9184034. doi: 10.1155/201...
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Points of Interest 03/01/2017

Veteran OKC chiropractor teaches techniques, treats children worldwide . ""With gentle realignments of the spine, the life force — or the vibrations that hold every cell in the body together — flows freely into the tissue, which has been so tight for these children for so long, restoring life," she said. In chiropractic, this life force is known as...
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