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Points of Interest 01/07/2016

American expat engineer 'lived with the decomposing body of his son for a MONTH in his house in Spain after trying to cure him with alternative medicine when he fell ill' Confessions of a former naturopathic patient: I am not getting better and it is not my fault Five ways to mislead people with seemingly rigorous trials Why being against genetical...
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JAN
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Getting Worse. A Good Thing !?!

As I have mentioned before, my day job is as an infectious disease consultant in acute care hospitals. Often, early in the patients course, we may be uncertain as to the diagnosis and proper treatment and the patient worsens. And even after the cultures return and we have a diagnosis and appropriate therapy, sometimes the patient does not...
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JAN
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Points of Interest 01/01/2016

Chiropractors promoting anti-vaccination views despite rules . Diabetes is the most common disease. You can cure its permanently with Homeopathy treatment. . Delusions on the net. Three common myths about naturopathy . Well, one out of three ain't bad. Sonoma school district ready for new state immunization requirements How to handle worsening of c...
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DEC
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Clever Hans Redux. Sort of.

A favorite historical example of how humans can fool themselves and, as a result others, is Clever Hans. Clever Hans was a horse that could do mathematical calculations. Well, not really. It was his owner that did the calculation and the horse was responding to his owners involuntary cues to get the correct answer. It is a classic example of the ob...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/23/2015

Coming of the Light: The 2015 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine Indian J Pharmacol. 2015 Jan-Feb;47(1):1–3. doi: 10.4103/0253–7613.150301. Time to sensitize medical graduates to the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy. And when you are done teach astrology to astronomy students. Practitioner Perspectiv...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/22/2015

AIHM Fellowship Officially Recognized and Approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) Homeopathic drugs: No better than placebos? Homeopathy Backlash Continues — On the Verge of Blacklisting in the U.K. Healthc Financ Manage. 2015 Nov;69(11):114–20. The low risk and high return of integrative health services. Only what follows th...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/19/2015

NEW YORK CITY FLU IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS – COURT RULING . Rand Paul Catering To Future Voters With Anti-Vaccination Stance Recorder Journal Outrage as anti-vaxxers tear down hospital vaccination posters Zombie Criticisms of Conventional Medicine Physiological effects of homeopathic medicines in closed phials - a critical evaluation. . "It was co...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/17/2015

Does acupuncture work for chronic pain in the neck? Concussion, Inc.: The big business of treating brain injuries Dry needling is acupuncture . You mean worthless? HIV Nosode: The Homeopathic Pathogenetic Trial. Why You've Never Heard of Korean Medicine Lawmakers offer alternative to cold medicine sales crackdown Barriers to the Entry of Biofield H...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/15/2015

Brisbane mum Hollie Singleton's chickenpox party cancelled . Loblaws selling homeopathy is junk science and bad corporate ethics . Homeopathic remedies are the health-care equivalent of a Ponzi scheme, and responsible merchants shouldn't stock them. PALEOLITHIC DIET MYTH – WHAT OUR ANCESTORS ATE Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases ris...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/06/2015

Homeopathy won't cure you – unless you have a little faith Inflamed . The debate over the latest cure-all craze. Am J Chin Med. 2015 Nov 30:1550085. Complementary and Integrative Medicine at Mayo Clinic. The Placebo Effect: Harnessing the Healing Power of the Mind Jefferson's $10M integrative health center readies for debut J Bioeth Inq. 2015 Dec 2...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/03/2015

Fisher and Singh go head to head on NHS homeopathy ban proposal . Copyright Can't Be Asserted in Chiropractic Procedure . Exp Ther Med. 2015 Oct;10(4):1247–1252. Epub 2015 Jul 23.  Is acupuncture no more than a placebo? Extensive discussion required about possible bias . The Toxic 'Chemical Hypocrisy' Of Food Babe, Joseph Mercola And Mark Hyma...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/27/2015

Father loses custody of boys after refusing to stop trying to cure their autism through homeopath . Forget the Vitamins, Get a Flu Shot Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:328642. Epub 2015 Nov 1. Effectiveness and Safety of Manufactured Chinese Herbal Formula for Knee Osteoarthritis: Insights from a Systematic Review. " Same as it ever w...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/25/2105

Alternative therapies common among kids, study finds Proposed legislation integrates chiropractic physicians into public health service . "A newly proposed bill, H.R. 2851, in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for more incorporation of doctors of chiropractic into the United States official delivery and research networks, according to a press...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/22/2015

Integrative Medicine is discussed on "Voices In America" with James Earl Jones Nassim Taleb defends homeopathy (and calls me "very stupid" for criticizing him) The dark side of alternative health treatments . Natural Remedies May Pose Risks To Your Heart: Study
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/17/2015

U.S. files criminal charges against sellers of Jack3d, other supplements . Natural health store 'misleads consumers over homeopathy' . "The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that ads for homeopathy from New Zealand natural health store "HealthPost" were misleading." 17 natural therapies that the Australian government thinks 'ineffective' Re...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/16/2015

Disseminated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus infection resulting from a paracervical abscess after acupuncture . The UK Is Trying to Blacklist Homeopathy, and the US Isn't Far Behind Residents catch quacks who claimed to cure paralysis . "Residents in Vidyaranyapura caught two persons, who claimed to cure paralysis with herbal medicine,...
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NOV
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The UK has a Chance to Blacklist Homeopathy.

Good Thinking Society  donations page I wanted to share with you some really exciting news from the Good Thinking Society in the UK. You may already know about our big campaign challenging homeopathy on the National Health Service (I know Harriet knows all about, as she sat through my presentation at QED!), but I am writing with news of a...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/15/2015

Homeopathic Quacks Believe in the Healing Power of Drinking the Berlin Wall . Because concrete is obviously where it's at when it comes to fake medicine. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Nov 12;2015. pii: bcr2015212568. doi: 10.1136/bcr–2015–212568. Vertebral artery dissection in evolution found during chiropractic examination.  I guess blind pig finds acor...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/13/2015

Ban homeopathy on the NHS because there is 'no evidence it works', ministers say When homeopathy is pure bunkum, why do people still believe it works? . "But if the facts are indisputable, why do millions still believe in homeopathy? The answer lies in how an industry can cleverly exploit flaws in human thinking." California vaccine refusers cluste...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/10/2015

"HOMEOPATHS WITHOUT BORDERS" ARE NOT HUMANITARIANS . 'Big needles, small bodies'—the absence of acupuncture treatment for infants in contemporary Shanghai: a qualitative study . " Needle acupuncture on broad indications in infants appears to be a Western practice, with little basis in Chinese TCM contemporary practice." Baby's illness turns mom aga...
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