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Points of Interest 01/19/2017

Gwyneth Paltrow's toxic tampon advice TCM practitioners hit out at Wikipedia entry on acupuncture The Concept of Wind in Traditional Chinese Medicine . One of which is breaking wind. Really. Duelling Ontologies: Might Vitalism Offer Balance and Value? . No. An acutely dyspnoeic woman after acupuncture . Bilateral pneumothorax after thoracic acupunc...
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Points of Interest 01/18/2017

The Shadow Network of Anti-Vax Doctors Both mainstream and alternative doctors help patients avoid or delay vaccines. Trump's rhetoric might empower them further. Senators on key panel reject Donald Trump's skepticism about vaccines Feds say Southwest Acupuncture College failing its students
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ND's licensed in Massachusetts. Medical Schools Beat Them to Pseudo-Science.

Last week the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law bill 2335 establishing a Naturopathy Board. As noted by the American Council on Science and Health , Massachusetts is now the 20th state where the legislature has legalized Naturopathic pseudo-scientific harm. As someone who has spent more of my life in Massachusetts than in any other state, b...
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Points of Interest 01/17/2017

Jeremy Hunt made millions on sale of company that promoted courses in homeopathy Colic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture . see: http://www.dcscience.net/Science-Media-Centre-Roundup-acupuncture-Jan-2017.pdf On Homeopathy: The Undiluted Facts—An Interview with Edzard Ernst Trump's vaccine-commission idea is biased and dangerous No, Spokane's...
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Points of Interest 01/14/2017

Be Aware of Seven Questionable Clinics . From the SBM crew. The evidence shows that chiropractors do more harm than good Physicians group unhappy over new alternative medicine law Acupuncture sessions offered in wake of airport shooting A Brief History of Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Jefferson wants to make a bigger push into integrative medicine 5-...
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Points of Interest 01/13/2017

Fakery on a massive scale means we can't trust studies from China Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove responds to doc's anti-vaccine rant Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children 3 Myth Busters for Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Wellness is all about being holistic, says US celebrity doctor. But Dr Andrew Weil, known for being a proponen...
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Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine: The Lies of Lying Liars

It has long been noted that there is a discrepancy in outcomes of Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine (TCMP) between those studies that have been done in China and those done in the US and Europe. 99% of acupunctures studies in China for acupuncture are postive and No trial published in China or Russia/USSR found a test treatment to be ineffective....
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Points of Interest 01/10/2016

Goop's Annual Detox Guide Says You Need A Raw Goat Milk Cleanse To Eradicate Your Parasites . "when a healer learned of a worm infestation, they would put the patient in a tub of milk until the worms would come out to drink—parasites love milk! In fact, many people who think they're allergic to milk actually have a parasite in their system." Trump ...
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Cleveland Clinic Needs to Give Dr. Neides a Bonus

There has been a brouhaha over the blog entry of Dr. Daniel Neides. It has been suggested that because of his dangerous and unfounded anti-vaccine rant that he should be fired and the Cleveland Clinic has suggested they are considering "appropriate disciplinary action". His job at the the Cleveland Clinic? Medical Director and Chief Operating Offic...
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Points of Interest 01/05/2017x

Why infants need chiropractic care . Unproven, potentially dangerous — and possibly licensed under a new bill . Naturopaths at it again. It's not just politics: 2016 was an epidemic year for fake news in science, too Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6190285. doi: 10.1155/2016/6190285. Epub 2016 Dec 5. Clinical Trial Research on Mongoli...
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Is Acupuncture Pseudoscience? Well, Yeah.

The question, Is Acupuncture Pseudoscience?, was asked by an acupuncturist over at the BMJ. As an aside, the article disproves Betteridge's Law of Headlines , although I discovered that Betteridge's law is only true 25% of the time. 75% of the time the answer to the headline is yes. So, yeah, it's pseudoscience. As noted by Edzard Er...
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Points of Interest 01/02/2017

Falling apart in all the right places Medicare Overpayments To Chiropractors Are Widespread Trump's reckless linkage of vaccines and autism
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Points of Interest 12/31/2016

Is acupuncture pseudoscience?  "Anyway my impression, for what it's worth, is that the acupuncture page on Wikipedia is not written from an NPOV, but rather it appears to be controlled by semi professional anti-CAM pseudosceptics, some of whom like to refer to acupuncture as "woo woo"."
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Points of Interest 12/26/2016

Scientists Call Bullshit on Study Linking HPV Vaccine to Brain Damage Lack of regs a sticking point for acupuncturists, who hope the Legislature will adopt a bill . Wyoming has become a sort of haven for acupuncturists who have lost their licenses in other states, J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):330-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.09.020. Epu...
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Points of Interest 12/22/2016

Salt Shams Salt lamps cure everything -- if by "everything" you mean a lack of cozy mood lighting. 21 Charged in Minnesota Chiropractic Fraud Conspiracies Adv Neonatal Care. 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000371. Nonopioid Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome . "Strong evidence does not exist to recommend acupuncture as a routine NAS...
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Points of Interest 12/21/2016

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes . Dumb statement of the week: "A course of acupuncture treatment — six to ten sessions — may stabilize the body's ability to regulate its temperature." From Sloan Kettering Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (17ACUP10). "This c...
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Points of Interest 12/20/2016

Geriatric Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Market driven by Rising Aging Population Anti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This Year Fake News Epidemic Started With Alternative Health News Sites Vampire therapy: Can blood from the young fight aging? Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7482587. Epub 2016 Nov...
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Points of Interest 12/18/2016

ACUPUNCHER Anthony Joshua acupuncture: Bover reveals he had 950 needles in his body before taking on Eric Molina AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care . "Many insurers don't adequately cover or reimburse for non-pharmacologic therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, and other int...
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Points of Interest . 12/17/2016

Cancer cure in our queen of fruits . Irresponsible journalism at its "finest". Alternative medicine deserves skeptical treatment Romania Measles Outbreak Grows, Officials Lower Age To Give Vaccine . 71,923 Romainians visited the US in 2014. Measles is a plane flight away. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar;30(3):247-58. doi: 10.1177/0269215515578699. Epub 2015...
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Points of Interest 12/16/2016

Chiropractors furious at Melbourne clinic screening of anti-vaccination film Vaxxed . "A chiropractic clinic in Melbourne has hosted a screening of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed​, infuriating chiropractors who say a minority of "rogue" practitioners is bringing their profession into disrepute." Cops fail to keep a check on quack menace in city ....
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