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 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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Points of Interest 01/24/2015

I Don’t Vaccinate My Child Because It’s My Right To Decide What Eliminated Diseases Come Roaring Back

Prim Dent J. 2014 Feb;3(1):28–9. A chemical burn from a garlic poultice applied to the face to treat toothache: a case report. “This case report is of a significant chemical burn to the face resulting from the use of an external garlic poultice for toothache. The patient used internet search engines to seek a toothache remedy and did not identify any reports of this complication. This report aims to inform all dentists of the risks of raw garlic application to the skin and also to ensure that in the future any patient using the internet for a toothache remedy will be made aware of the potential risk and how to avoid it.”

J Integr Med. 2015 Jan;13(1):20–4. The effects of Park sham needles: a pilot study.. “The researcher delivering the acupuncture recognized the needle type. However, both healthy and patient volunteers were blind to the needle type. This demonstrates that the Park sham needle is an effective single-blind control.” SO there is NO reason not to have a control in acupuncture studies.

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