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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 04/05/2016

Alternative Medicine Finally Becoming More Mainstream Actual doctor explains why 'Vaxxed' is total BS Anti-vax mum passed on whooping cough to her baby daughter Flu vaccination and health professional employment benefits . "…an employer does not have to pay an employee fired for refusing a flu shot unemployment benefit, because the behavior qualifi...
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Points of Interest 04/04/2016

'Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe' is Designed to Trick You (Review) Italian mmr autism decision overturned Should naturopaths be restricted from treating children after tragic death of Alberta toddler? . Just let them kill adults. Anti-vaccine mother starts Go Fund Me campaign to prevent the courts from enforcing immunisation
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Points of Interest 03/31/2016

Mark Lynas: Anti-GMO, anti-vaccine movements are linked Measles Case At California Charter School With Low Vaccination Rate Leads To Temporary Closing Tribeca Film Debate: Why the Anti-Vaxxers Just Won't Quit Mov Disord. 2016 Mar 29. doi: 10.1002/mds.26597. Randomized, Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease. . "Acupunctu...
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Points of Interest 03/30/2016

Acupuncture As an Integrative Approach for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Women With Breast Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (AcCliMaT). . " …participants, 105 were randomly assigned to enhanced self-care and 85 to acupuncture plus enhanced self-care. Acupuncture plus enhanced self-care was associated with a significan...
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Points of Interest 03/24/2016

Midwife, and Homeopathy, Faulted in Home-Birth Death . "Demanuele instead tried a homeopathic "remedy" to relieve Lovell's anxiety. Only after Lovell fainted in a pool of her own blood and went into cardiac arrest was she taken to a hospital, where she died 12 hours later." Acupuncture for low back pain no longer recommended for NHS patients . "Do ...
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Oregon: From Physician Assisted Suicide to Death by Naturopath

The case of Ezekiel Stephan has been well described at Another child dead from quackery and Ezekiel Stephan: Another Pediatric Death by World View . The child, unvaccinated, first developed pneumonia, then empyema (an infection between the lung and chest wall) and then meningitis (an infection of the brain). As an Infectious Disease doctor I t...
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Points of Interest 03/10/2016

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR THE ANTI-VACCINE HATE DEBATE Science Isn't Broken . It's just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for. This church's cancer-curing elixir is really bleach, federal authorities say Toronto mom's pro-vaccine rant goes viral on Facebook "You have stood on the shoulders of our collective protection for too long. From th...
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Points of Interest 03/03/2016

ABANDONED HISTORY: Alternative medicine in Lockport Mississippi House votes to expand vaccination exemptions Tex Med. 2016 Mar 1;112(3):47-52. A Needling Controversy. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 29;11(2):e0147959. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147959. eCollection 2016. Effects of Expanded Coverage for Chiropractic Services on Medicare Costs in a CMS Demonstrat...
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Points of Interest 03/01/2016

Homeopaths and skeptics battle new Health Canada labelling policy Homeopath who claims her treatments are better than vaccines calls for people to donate money to 'alternative' medical organisations rather than cancer charities FDA questions marketing of unapproved cancer screening test When Zika Turns Deadlier: How Anti-Vaccination Misinformation ...
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Points of Interest 02/25/2016

The Dangerous Conspiracy Theories About the Zika Virus. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Apr 15;8(4):5112-20. eCollection 2015. Meta-analysis of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of stable angina pectoris. "...indicating that acupuncture therapy was superior to conventional drugs." Still trying to kill cardiac patients. U.K. considers scrapping funds f...
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Points of Interest 02/23/2016

Still no evidence for homoeopathy: Scientist responds to review criticism Anti-vaccination campaigners blamed for measles outbreak in Melbourne suburb of Brunswick after 14 cases Against Doctors Orders: Kansas Moves to Allow Chiropractors to Clear Concussion Injuries in Sports
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Points of Interest 02/22/2016

Vaccine halves cancer-causing HPV infections in US teen girls . ADHD treatment news via lone anecdote more advertising than journalism . Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2016 Mar;20(4):22. doi: 10.1007/s11916-016-0552-1. The Role of Acupuncture in Pain Management. . "When compared to traditional methods of pain management, more studies are warranted in orde...
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Unintended Benefits of Vaccines

I had a patient recently who was quite surprised that he could have serious illness for no discernible reason. The idea that health and disease came down to random bad luck was foreign to him. There had to be a reason, diet or a lack of a supplement, that led to his illness.  Nope. Badness happens. I wonder if that is one of the...
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Points of Interest 02/16/2016

Anti-vaccine group sends 'misinformed' letter to schools . Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Stupid . Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government have a lot of power over children's lives. That can make parents act irrationally. Values and vaccines Parents who reject vaccination are making a rational choice – they prefer to put their children above the...
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Points of Interest 02/15/2016

What's the point of acupuncture? A TCM practitioner wants out Panel Accepts 'Narrowly Drawn' Expert Medical Opinions 9 human health trends that have gone to the dogs (and cats) Anti-vaccination lobby stoops to a new low Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(6):e2695. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatment Options for Otitis Media: A Systemati...
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Points of Interest 02/11/2016

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Feb;24:108-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.12.002. Epub 2015 Dec 18. Cervical spinal epidural abscess following acupuncture and wet-cupping therapy: A case report. . "Acupuncture and wet-cupping therapy should be taken into consideration as a cause of spinal epidural abscesses in patients who present with neck pain and fever....
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Points of Interest 02/10/2016

Is Homeopathy Legit? 300 held in a crackdown against quackery, unregistered practice Woman claims she 'cured' skin cancer by BURNING a huge hole in her chest using a controversial 'black salve' natural ointment . The 63-year-old from New Zealand did not have a biopsy to test melanoma Whooping cough cases quadruple in NSW
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Points of Interest 02/02/2016

Urine is as effective as Dettol, says Lalu Prasad Yadav. "The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president, Lalu Prasad Yadav, has stated that urine used to be an effective anti-septic in an emergency situation in the past." Recycled PR release doesn't tell us anything new about garlic Evidence-Based Medicine: You May Want It, But You Might Not Be Getting ...
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Points of Interest 01/18/2016

Chiropractic Board of Australia accused of failing to act on misleading claims . "The board is accused of failing to sanction practitioners who have broken advertising laws by making false claims about the benefits of their treatments, such as the ability to cure asthma, or to stop crying in babies." Acupuncture no better than sham treatment for ho...
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