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Points of Interest 08/27/2015

Why alternative medicine should be integrated into conventional health care . I always like to quote me: Integrating cow pie into apple pie does not make the cow pie better, it makes the apple pie worse. Offering homeopathy waters down University of Toronto's reputation, critics claim Study reveals that a lot of psychology research really is just '...
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Points of Interest 08/18/2015

Experts worry that Donald Trump's opposition to common vaccinations might lead to outbreaks Imperfect Test Fuels Alternative Treatments for Lyme Disease The FDA and Homeopathy: Can the Agency Bring Medicine Out of the 1700s? Drug Maker's Operations Halted by Federal Judge How to Know Whether to Believe a Health Study Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug;2...
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Points of Interest 08/14/2015

How To Handle Homeopathy? Vaccination waivers: New Mich. rule reignites the debate Scibabe runs sceptical eye over alternative medicine Carly Fiorina Says Parents Should Have Right Not to Vaccinate Kids A polio-free world is in sight: what's needed to wipe out the last 1% Stemming the tide
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Caught on tape! Homeopaths selling anti-vaccination myths

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation went undercover last year to find out what kind of advice homeopaths would give parents about childhood vaccinations. Two moms went, babies in tow, to office visits with 5 homeopaths. Unbeknownst to the homeopaths, the whole thing was filmed.   Scott Gavura wrote about this episode...
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Points of Interest 08/08/2015

Homeopathy is a joke, says this Canadian educator . And not a funny one Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain in Older Veterans A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial "The SMT did not result in greater improvement in pain when compared to our sham intervention; however, SMT did demonstrate a slightly greater improveme...
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Points of Interest 08/06/2015

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:641704. Sympathetic Arousal during a Touch-Based Healing Ritual Predicts Increased Well-Being . When apes groom each other they relax. J Headache Pain. 2014 Oct 2;15:67. doi: 10.1186/1129–2377–15–67.  Manual therapies for primary chronic headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trial...
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Dividing by Zero. Is Homeopathy Cost/Effective?

In medicine they do a lot of cost-effective analysis of therapies. Is a therapy worth the cost and the complications for the benefits received? They bandy about concepts like 'number needed to treat' and 'quality of life' and 'disability-adjusted life year' and other metrics to determine if an intervention is of benefit to patients and so...
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Points of Interest 08/01/2015

New Acupuncture Clinic closed by Ottawa Public Health. "the clinic failed to properly dispose of needles, had improper hand hygiene and used expired products, " I would have that that to be standard operating procedure. From acupuncture to shock wave therapy, now avians are getting benefit of modern treatments . Complete with a slide show of bird a...
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A Visit to the Homeopath

Most of us in reality-based medicine do not partake of pseudo-medicines. We would no more spend money on reiki or acupuncture than we would on a psychic reading or a unicorn ride. So while I am well acquainted with the book learnin' of pseudo-medicines, I have rarely partook of them. On the other hand, I have also never taken most of the medication...
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Points of Interest 07/28/2015

poi 7.28.15 Cancer Sell . Documentary on Mexican Cancer Clinics. Excellent. What It's Like to Go Through a Homeopathic Health Assessment The 50 Most Zen Cities in America . ""Zendex" that combines the number of yoga studios and alternative medicine businesses per 10K people in cities with over 60K people. From these numbers, they determined the top...
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Points of Interest 07/27/2015

HOMEOPATHY HAS NO PLACE IN PHARMACY: CANADIAN PHARMACIST . "A Canadian pharmacist has slammed the sale of homeopathic remedies in community pharmacy, stating that homeopathy and science are mutually exclusive." More chiropractors sanctioned for sneaking into hospitals to treat babies . Naturopath Marilyn Bodnar pleads not guilty over advice that ne...
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Points of Interest 07/22/2015

Pseudoscience a troubling issue within academia Fake Cancer Doctor Arrested in California AYUSH doctors in Karnataka on indefinite strike . "Karnataka's nearly 600 Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) doctors on Monday went on an indefinite strike here, demanding that their service should be regularised." Vroomfondel moves on to alt...
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Homeopathic Medicine Should Have a Role in Mis-Managed Care

I ran across Homeopathic Medicine Should Have a Role in Managed Care over at managedcaremag.com. The article is by a PhD from the Temple University School of Pharmacy. Seeing an article by not only pharmacist, but a professor and a dean suggesting homeopathy gives me pause. It is like a dean of astronomy suggesting astrology or a professor of chemi...
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He clearly doesn't know what homeopathy is. Surely, that's the answer.
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Points of Interest 07/18/2015

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Jul 10;12(7):7804–7813.  Retrospective Investigation of a Lead Poisoning Outbreak from the Consumption of an Ayurvedic Medicine: Durban, South Africa . "The implicated lead capsules had a lead content of 125,235 µg/g." J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2015 Jan-Mar;27(1):183–6.  EVALUATION OF TOXIC HEAVY ME...
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Points of Interest 07/17/2015

Medical students protest the University of Toronto's anti-vaccine course Chickenpox cases plunge in Ontario following public vaccine program: study The Joint Corp. Surpasses Two Million Chiropractic Adjustments Per Year . I do not know whether to be impressed or horrified. Belief in homeopathy is a moral test . "So when people say that it works, th...
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Reality vrs Delusion at the BMJ

Those of us who are a bit on the old side  remember the "Point-Counterpoint" debates between Shana Alexander and James J. Kilpatrick on 60 Minutes, and the SNL parody lives on in every friendly debate to this date. Many issues do have pro's and cons, the exception being reality. The only counterpoint to reality is fantasy. Medicine is weird. A...
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Points of Interest 07/14/2015

Another Study Proving That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism Won't Do Any Good . "I mean that it's time to stop organizing studies meant to convince anyone of the fact that vaccines don't cause autism." Meridian Health embraces holistic health paradigm . "…integrative treatments like acupuncture and homeopathy will become part of an integrative approach ...
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Points of Interest 07/08/2015

Why Science Is Winning the Vaccine Wars . "A new survey shows that common sense is trouncing fear-mongering." Anti-vaccine trend has parents shunning newborns' vitamin shot . Acupuncture can 'cure' you of being gay, claims homeopath . Homeopathic medicine: What's the potential harm? . Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 6;5:11774. doi: 10.1038/srep11774. Validation ...
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Points of Interest 06/29/2015

Homeopsychopaths Daniel Church retires after 10 years with Bastyr University . "…credited with helping to raise the legitimacy and visibility of natural, science-based medicine…" Except the science-based part since they still offer homeopathy. Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home
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Points of Interest 06/28/2015

Anti-vax doctor dead of apparent suicide; conspiracists fired up   Electromagn Biol Med. 2015 Jun;34(2):113–22. doi: 10.3109/15368378.2015.1036079.  Illuminating water and life: Emilio Del Giudice . "The quantum electrodynamics theory of water put forward by Del Giudice and colleagues provides a useful foundation for a new science of wate...
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