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Points of Interest 07/26/2016

THE NATURAL WAY: Fewer patients, longer visits a big part of naturopathic doctor's approach . Combined with a total disconnect from reality. Physicians Sign Open Letter Calling for New Tactics in Response to Dangerous Rise in Antibiotic Resistance Va. man claimed he had cure for cancer, charged $1,200 per bottle. Cops say it's bogus, bust him. "… t...
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Points of Interest 07/24/2106

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7210705. doi: 10.1155/2016/7210705. Epub 2016 Jun 29. Liver Governs Tendon: A Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine-Evidence from a Population-Based Matched Cohort Study in Taiwan for the Association of Chronic Liver Disease and Common Diseases in the Chiropractic Office. Brisbane homeopath Cyena Car...
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JUL
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Points of Interst 07/17/2016

Jill Stein Promotes Homeopathy, Panders On Vaccines BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 13;16(1):216. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1175-0. Evidence-based practice, research utilization, and knowledge translation in chiropractic: a scoping review. From the land of understatement: "However, much remains to be done for chiropractors to routinely apply evid...
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JUL
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Points of Interest 07/05/2016

New law lets physical therapists 'needle' clients . They use gloves!!! Private chiropractic college granted degree powers . Get a degree in pseudo-medicine. Urine therapy is a piss-poor Chinese medicine . "I've never tasted my own urine, so I was a bit shocked to read that there are over 100,000 devout followers of urine therapy in China. Every mor...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 06/28/2016

Online petition opens debate over scientific base of homoeopathy After rejecting alternative medicine, CHOP gives acupuncture a shot Introducing Debunked: Dr. Yasmin separates fact from fiction about science and medicine Portland's National College of Natural Medicine becomes university After pins-and-needles wait, acupuncture finally will be regul...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 06/23/2016

Stop vets offering homeopathy – placebo doesn't work for pets 7 Ways Alternative Medicine Tricks You Into Thinking It Works "We couldn't get into Medical School, so now we make it up as we go along" Americans Spend Over $30 Billion On Alternative Medicine Each Year The Homeopathic Anti-Vaxx Parents Who Killed Their Son Are Still Blaming Everyone bu...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 06/19/2006

Sydney naturopath appears in court over baby who almost starved to death BMJ. 2016 Jun 16;353:i3380. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3380. Liverpool residents vote to stop homeopathy funding by CCG . Anti-Vax Activists Are Trying to Dox a 12-Year-Old Budding Scientist They Think Is a 'Hoax' Journal Homeopathy delisted by Thompson Reuters PETITION LAUNCHED TO STO...
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JUN
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The Blob can be stopped

I advocated for Sisyphus to be the logo for SfSBM for two reasons. One, we had no other options. Two, I appreciate the sense of both repetition and futility experienced by  Sisyphus. Finally, I like the fatalistic humor it invokes. And yes, I know that is three. As quackademia and pseudo-medicine slowly invades medicine with a B...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 06/14/2016

Liverpool NHS set to axe £30k funding for controversial homeopathy treatment About Herbs app is a free evidence-based integrative medicine app you need to download 'I now view anti-vaxxers as sort of a cult'
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JUN
08

Homeopathy is Equal to Nocebo

Homeopathy is considered to be identical to placebo, being the Oakland of pseudo-medicine. There is no there there. But for the sake of the blog we will pretend the a homeopathic medicine and placebo are different. Zero and 0 are not the same thing. All the meta-analyses have found that for efficacy, homeopathy is no different from placebo No ...
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JUN
03

Points of Interest 06/02/2016

Notes from the Field: Investigation of Hepatitis C Virus Transmission Associated with Injection Therapy for Chronic Pain — California, 2015 Does Acupuncture Cause Adultery? From homeopathy to anti-vaccination: why people believe 'quack science' Tennessee Doctor Says His Clinic Won't Administer Vaccines Anymore Because "They Can Cause Autism" Zika C...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/30/2016

TN: 17-year-old diabetic boy dies after stopping insulin injections on advice of therapist Naturopathy: A Pre-holiday Rant Alternative reality: Patients who spurn chemo for natural remedies When Should My Baby See a Chiropractic Physician? Never? Does your dog need acupuncture? No. And does that dog look happy? The cost of alternative medicine Inte...
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Points of Interest 05/25/2016

Herbal Remedies May Be an Overlooked Global Health Hazard After Nixing 'VAXXED,' Robert De Niro is Considering Making His Own Documentary Homeopathy. 2016 May;105(2):180–5. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2015.11.001. Epub 2016 Apr 1. What do homeopathic doctors think of vaccines? An international online survey . Chiropractors Push For Ability To Prescribe Pai...
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Points of Interest 05/23/2016

Day in the Life of an Advanced- Practice DC (Pt. 2) A chronic illness reveals, for a 20-something, secrets about life, body and mind Don't take thyroid supplements : Sorry, there's nothing magical about breakfast Naturopaths have weaseled their way into the healthcare system, and they want more. Take a look at this doozy of an naturopathic exam que...
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20

War is bad. Stop it. Now back to homeopathy.

Which pseudo-medicine is the most ridiculous? Pseudo-medicines are not like electrons. Only one electron can inhabit the same state at the same time, but many pseudo-medicines can simultaneously be called the most ridiculous. Like homeopathy. Why even bother to evaluate the efficacy of homeopathy? Homeopathy is nothing. Based on prior plausibility ...
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Points of Interest 05/18/2016

Naturopaths, often derided as quacks, push to go mainstream — with help from vitamin companies Victoria cracks down on rogue chiros 'Maggot therapy' makes medical comeback, despite some squeamishness Why Won't the Andrew Wakefield Nightmare End? City Investigating Chicken Pox Outbreak In Hasidic Williamsburg Homeopathy fans are angry. Here is what ...
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Points of Interest 05/13/2016

A Big-time Neuroscientist Threatened to Sue When I Asked About His Side Business Selling Supplement 'Tonics ' Naturopathy draws hostility it doesn't deserve . It deserves more. Prince Charles uses homeopathy on his cows when they're stressed Dear Prince Charles: an open letter about homeopathy from a chemist Ontario May Force Anti-Vaxxers to Take a...
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Points of Interest 05/08/2016

Homeopathy trials can be positive — the reason why is bad news for homeopaths Prosecutors continue to examine toddler's death by cyanide poisoning Chiropractor who manipulated a tiny baby's spine to treat colic triggers a crackdown on operators who make 'rogue and unsubstantiated claims' Health Canada investigates Florida spa director's illegal sup...
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MAY
03

Points of Interest 05/03/2016

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 3;5:CD007689. Acupuncture for polycystic ovarian syndrome. . "At present, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of acupuncture for treatment of ovulation disorders in women with PCOS." What a surprise. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 May 2. Status and Impact of Acupuncture Research: A Bibliometric Anal...
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Points of Interest 04/26/2016

Naturopathy Is 'Like A Religion': Experts Discuss Distrust Of Science, Authority . A dietary supplement for alcoholics? "Anti-aGin": 40 proof gin that's distilled with pure collagen and other herbal products like chamomile and witch hazel. Claims to be the "alcoholic equivalent of a facial." Misconception: Juice cleansing can remove toxins from you...
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