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Points of Interest 08/4/2015

Can Homeopathy Treat Cancer?   Yes. Just with zero efficacy State receives 600 complaints about chiropractic insurance cuts . "BCBST alerted chiropractors in late June of its plans to drastically cut reimbursements to just $60 per visit beginning on October 1." Qual Health Res. 2014 Sep;24(9):1242–52. doi: 10.1177/1049732314544969. Epub 2014 J...
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Points of Interest

Patients mount a desperate plea to save Glasgow homeopathic hospital from NHS cuts Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement Unproven dietary supplements get a new champion: Olympic teams Is there any place for acupuncture in 21st century medical practice? Friends of Science in Medicine says "no." TOT BRAI...
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JUL
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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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JUL
06

The Onion Becomes Reality for UTI Prevention

There was a classic Onion article from 1999 entitled  Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms Of Pseudoscience . The magic of alternative medicine is what starts as parody on a humor website becomes reality in the medical literature. I give you Effectiveness of a Combination of Cranberries, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Vitamin C for the M...
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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
15

How are supplements like heroin?

I see a lot of infections in intravenous drug users. It is not a healthy lifestyle, filled with numerous behaviors that put the patient at risk for infection. Heroin, for example, is a rich microbiologic stew . Aerobic endospore-forming bacteria (Bacillus spp. and Paenibacillus macerans) were the predominant microflora isolated and at least one spe...
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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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Points of Interest 06/12/2016

Acupunct Med. 2016 Jun 10. pii: acupmed–2015–011024. doi: 10.1136/acupmed–2015–011024. Acupuncture for the treatment of hiccups following stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. . " However, due to the limited number of RCTs and poor methodology quality, we cannot reach a definitive conclusion, hence further large, rigorously designed trials...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 05/31/2016

Why Is Big Naturopathy Afraid Of This Lone Whistleblower? Wellington osteopath admits performing acupuncture without qualifications GroundUp Op-Ed: Complementary medicine companies are destroying consumer protection 12-Year-Old Scientist Trolls Anti-Vaxxers in Hilarious Viral Video Appeals Court affirms 45-year sentence for cancer doctor 7 things a...
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Points of Interest 05/19/2016

Chiropractors allegedly caught sneaking into maternity wards to treat newborns Pretend medicine The quack-up . The appeal of unproven alternative treatments is undimmed Tai Chi no different from standard physiotherapy for arthritis The dangers of unnecessary "gluten free" diets and their negative impact on people with celiac disease. Our bodies mak...
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MAY
16

SfSBM @ NECSS or "SBM is fun!"

​ The Society for Science-Based Medicine made its second appearance at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) in New York City this past weekend. On Friday, May 13, or "SfSBM day,"  a full slate of talks on science-based medicine teed off the conference This year, SfSBM called on our fellow bloggers at S...
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MAY
09

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
08

Dietary supplement company funds Michigan naturopaths' licensing bill

​ Emerson Ecologics is a naturopath's dream.  From its website, it sells many products naturopaths use in their daily practices, such as tests to diagnose the fake diseases naturopaths have invented, like " adrenal fatigue " and " chronic yeast overgrowth ." It also sells dietary supplements, homeopathic remedies (including injectable homeopat...
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Points of Interest 04/27/2016

Is the end near for the chiropractic profession as we know it?   We can hope. Top Integrative Pain Researcher Urges End to Reductionist Dominance There's no such thing as 'alternative' medicine Teatox Party How laxative teas took over Instagram, one $250,000 celebrity endorsement at a time Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Apr 22. pii: S1542–35...
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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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Points of Interest 04/24/2016

Treat Endocrinol. 2006;5(6):367–74.  Is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy safer than traditional hormone replacement therapy?: a critical appraisal of cardiovascular risks in menopausal women. . "The use of oral bio-identical hormones cannot be promoted until further evidence is available to demonstrate its safety." Health Minister: Me...
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Points of Interest 04/13/2016

There's science and there's homeopathy . Opinion split on effectiveness of alternative medicines . Robert De Niro Promotes All Kinds of Anti-Vaccination Nonsense in Wild Today Interview Vaccination and custody issues – child's best interest Yet another synthetic drug found in dietary supplements:
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Points of Interest 04/12/2016

Twitter Study Finds Facts Don't Matter to Anti-Vaxxers Grieving dad sues over 'cure cancer with vitamins' therapy Without A Doubt: Chiropractic Research Shows Adjusting The Subluxated Spine Changes Brain Function Complement Ther Med. 2016 Apr;25:178–87. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.02.015. Epub 2016 Mar 3. Is one yoga style better than another? A syste...
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Points of Interest 04/06/2016

Bryan Murray leads fundraising drive for alternative cancer centre . A million dollars for a quackfest . Acupuncture in the military for rapid pain relief on the battlefield Deregistered chiropractor who claims success in treating cancer exposed You Asked: Are Chiropractors Legitimate? Some Imported Dietary Supplements and Nonprescription Drug Prod...
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MAR
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Rat-Bastards

Rat-Bastards. Yes, I know the term is vulgar, but it is a great word. "A thoroughly despised or wretched person." It nicely sums up the opinion towards Big Pharma often held by fans of pseudo-medicine. And it is not that Big Pharma doesn't often deserve the designation. They do. Big Pharma has been found to participate in all number of nefarious an...
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