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Points of Interest 11/08/2015

J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 11/12;28(6):697–705. Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat: A Randomized Controlled Trial. "We conducted an unblinded, pragmatic, randomized controlled trial. " aka we wasted everyones time and money to prove nothing. Deepak Chopra says humans are the master of their genes . Of course. I just bought a pair of Wranglers and ...
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Points of Interest 11/04/15

Homeopathy: It is right to submit herbal remedies to scientific scrutiny .  Edzard Ernst, who took on the claims of alternative practitioners, has been awarded the 2015 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science I Tried Live Blood Analysis .   The controversial alternative treatment is closer to palm reading than medicine
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Points of Interest 11/03/2015

Extending the study of evidence-based medicine Homeopathy and the FDA: Holding Medicine and Mayo to the Same Standards. "…especially homeopaths, who questioned whether homeopathy was actually part of the steaming pile of quackery she threw at the wall in her desperation to live. It's my fault that I wasn't clear in that article. Homeopathy was just...
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Points of Interest 11/01/2015

Homeopathy Is a Bitter Sugar Pill . It won't cure what ails you, but it can get you drunk. The P-Value Is a Hoax, But Here's How to Fix It First Comes Vax Preferences Then Comes Baby Pediatrics. 2015 Oct 26. pii: peds.2015–0676. Laser Acupuncture for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial . Training dollars to ditch 'airy-fairy...
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Points of Interest 10/27/2015

NHS is spending millions on homeopathy, this map shows where . The money spent on homeopathy could fund 239 fully qualified nurses a year. Chin J Integr Med. 2015 Oct 26. Integrative treatment for low back pain: An exploratory systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. . Same as it ever was: Integrative treatment that comb...
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Points of Interest 10/26/2015

Acupuncture Day aims to increase awareness of alternative medicine 8 AM | Alternative Medicine With Alternative Financing . "We get the goods on their services and plans, including $100 a month for unlimited doctor visits in a single year." FDA Homeopathy Regulations: The Cruelty of False Hope . "The only ill will I really harbor toward this guy is...
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Points of Interest 10/22/2015

Desperate Ohio Now Exploring Homeopathic Execution Methods . Homeopathic stomach flu cure - because you'll buy anything Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct 20. doi: 10.1002/lary.25721.  Can perioperative acupuncture reduce the pain and vomiting experienced after tonsillectomy? A meta-analysis. . "Perioperative acupuncture may provide pain relief without si...
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Points of Interest 10/15/2015

Homeopath and online retailer fined $115,000 over whooping cough claims Rationalist files complaint against practitioner of 'dynamic science' IT'S DIFFICULT TO BE A REAL SCIENTIFIC SKEPTIC – LET'S MAKE IT EASIER Disappointing Results Seen Thus Far for Choosing Wisely Dietary supplements send more than 23,000 people to the ER each year Double Vax Ju...
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Points of Interest 10/10/2015

Virtual homeopathy clinic Welcome Cure raises $6M . A nonexistent clinic for a nonexistent therapy. Whoa. Laser acupuncture before heel lancing for pain management in healthy term newborns: a randomised controlled trial . The Chiropractic Care of Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties. The perils of P values, in Chalkdust magazine . Antioxidants c...
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Virtual homeopathy clinic Welcome Cure raises $6M . A nonexistent clinic for a nonexistent therapy. Whoa. Laser acupuncture before heel lancing for pain management in healthy term newborns: a randomised controlled trial . The Chiropractic Care of Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties. The perils of P values, in Chalkdust magazine .
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Points of Interest 09/30/2015

U.S. 'right to try' laws may not help dying get unapproved drugs Foes of California vaccine law file petitions for referendum Concern as GPs refer kids to chiropractors and osteopaths Governor Declares October as "Chiropractic Month" "What is Chiropractic? Well, according to the fictional mother from the television comedy That '70s Show, Kitty, "it...
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Points of Interest 09/28/2015

​ Dr. Anastasia Chopelas To Speak On Energy Healing at Integrative Medicine Summit . And sponsored by Quantum University. Selling homeopathy undermines pharmacists as evidence-based practitioners Column: UA college of public health irresponsibly tied to quackery . "UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health announced a new partnership wit...
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5 myths surrounding vaccines — and the reality Ouch! Vaccination Rates for Older Adults Falling Short HuffPo Ignores Its Anti-Vaxxer Past While Blasting GOP Candidates on Vaccines The origins of Donald Trump's autism/vaccine theory and how it was completely debunked eons ago Why homeopathy must not gain a foothold in the UK
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Points of Interest 09/16/2015

Alt med death conspiracy expands beyond the US and even beyond alt med AUSTRALIA TO PENALIZE PARENTS WHO DON'T VACCINATE CHILDREN BMC Vet Res. 2015 Sep 15;11(1):236. doi: 10.1186/s12917-015-0542-2. Veterinary homeopathy: Systematic review of medical conditions studied by randomised trials controlled by other than placebo. . "Due to the poor reliabi...
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Points of Interest 09/15/2015

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour could support making HOMEOPATHY available on NHS U.S. Vaccination Rates Are Higher Than We Thought — But It's Not All Great News Complement Ther Med. 2015 Oct;23(5):685-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 31. A randomised, controlled, single-blinded study on the impact of a single rhythmical massage (anthroposo...
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Points of Interest 09/14/2015

'Behcet's disease can now be treated with homeopathy' . Yes, just not successfully. Federal Trade Commission considers cracking down on homeopathy ads Is UTSU giving your money to quacks? Evidence-based medicine lacks solid supporting evidence "Evidence-Based Medicine" Compared with Prussian "Enlightened Absolutism" in Journal of American Physician...
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Jaw Droppingly Stupid: Worst Homeopathy Study Ever.

I run across a lot of information in my feeds that I need to save for further evaluation. The study  Does additional antimicrobial treatment have a better effect on URTI cough resolution than homeopathic symptomatic therapy alone? A real-life preliminary observational study in a pediatric population , I saved with the file name, 'jaw drop...
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Points of Interest 09/10/2015

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:793649. doi: 10.1155/2015/793649. Epub 2015 Aug 5. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. . "Current systematic reviews showed potential advantages to CAM for CR. Due to the frequently poor methodological quality of primary...
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Points of Interest 09/08/2015

Majority in U.S. Say Chiropractic Works for Neck, Back Pain Homeopathy or a horse on the NHS? Only one is rational Health authorities horrified that woman wants to open an anti-vaccination child care center in Australia Adverse events associated with acupuncture: a clinicopathologic review. " The most common adverse event was infectious skin diseas...
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Points of Interest 08/30/2015

10 Most Mind Numbingly Stupid Alternative Medicines . Homeopathy is #1. As it should be. Edinburgh grandmother loses bid to force NHS to fund homeopathy Mohammad Ali Taheri, Iranian author and researcher sentenced to death on fraudulent charges . "The Iranian government has sentenced him to death on the fraudulent charge of "spreading corruption on...
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