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Points of Interest 03/26/2017

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1647-x. Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. "In the treatment of CFS, CbAM and SAM may have better effect than other treatments. However, the included trials have relatively poor qual...
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Oregon naturopaths want to dumb down insurer credentialing requirements

​Oregon, of the 18 states that allow naturopaths to legally practice at all, is the only state that grants naturopaths the same scope of practice as a primary care physician (PCP) MD or DO. The state also mandates that naturopaths be credentialed as PCPs by insurers. (Again, it is the only state to do so.) Obviously concerned about the inadequ...
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Iron Researcher. Whose Pseudo-Science Reigns Supreme

India has a tremendous amount of pseudo-medicine.They have a entire ministry devoted to pseudo-medicine, AYUSH, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.They have national Institutes devoted to these pseudo-medicines.India has 207 homeopathic colleges and colleges for naturopathy and yoga.Ayuvedric pseudo-medi...
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Points of Interest 03/24/2017

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classesAcupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatmentA Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In DeathVaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanusGarfield Therapist Specializes In Mankind's Oldest Medicine: LeechesJ Altern Complement Med. 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10.1089...
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Points of Interest 03/22/2017

Encinitas woman dead after turmeric IV infusionYour Craniosacralist Will See You Now: Can A Startup Bring Alt Medicine To The Mainstream? SereneBook, a subscription-based holistic health network, is betting on the $30 billion alternative medicine industry.This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-OnVitamin E and Selen...
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Points of Interest 03/21/2017

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Points of Interest 03/20/2017

VERIFY: Does chiropractic care help treat nervous system disorders?. KREM irresponsible reporting.Swisse pushes Coalition to reduce role of Therapeutic Goods Administration Multivitamins company wants Malcolm Turnbull's government to allow the industry to self-regulate. Yes, THAT will work out well.The face of chiropractic: evidence-based?. Old pap...
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Minnesota legislators invent new way to do a worthless acupuncture study. Taxpayers to pick up tab.

A Minnesota legislator, a chiropractor by trade, is bypassing the usual ways of doing a worthless acupuncture study by inventing his own methodology. Acupuncture studies are famous for their sloppiness: no placebo controls, comparing Treatment X to Treatment X plus acupuncture, lack of blinding, spinning negative results. All of this generates resu...
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Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's deathFor scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personalBiomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control Gr...
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Points of Interest 03/17/2017

Our Opinion: State support for junk science is a bitter pillNaturopath is cleared in Alberta baby's meningitis deathShockingly, Fetus Water Will Not Cure Your LesbianismIowa attorney general: Drinkable sunscreen 'flat-out dangerous to consumers'Doctors Say Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinded 3 WomenTrump budget calls for slashing biomedical and sc...
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Points of Interest 03/14/2017

30% of Croatian Parents Reluctant to Vaccinate Their ChildrenJ Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial : In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care = useless.Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/...
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Points of Interest 03/13/2017

Romania Urges Vaccinations to Stop Measles Outbreak Could the anti-vaccination movement be responsible for the deaths of 17 children? Yep.

Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Daycare?

Survey shows acupuncture spike. Have they graduated from needles?

Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump's government

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Hey, Republicans, you missed something in "repeal and replace"

After years of promising to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or, "Obamacare"), the Republicans finally came up with a scheme to amend a few provisions. Called the "American Health Care Act," ("AHCA," but not "Trumpcare," apparently), it has been widely criticized by both the right and left, and just about everyone else, for that ...
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Points of Interest 03/11/2017

Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 Feb 28;12:1663-1671. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S126968. eCollection 2017. Proteomic analysis of tears following acupuncture treatment for menopausal dry eye disease by two-dimensional nano-liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Such a study makes we want to cry.Gwyneth Paltrow drank only goat milk for a week (a...
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Acupuncture Contortion

It is always remarkable how pseudo-medicine trials just can't bring themselves to report the simple idea that if a drug/procedure has the same outcome as a placebo/sham procedure the drug/procedure does nothing.A real drug or intervention in the reality-based medical world would ever be approved on the basis of a negative study. But pseudo-medical ...
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Points of Interest 03/09/2017

Academic Medical Centers At Risk Of Not Being Academic Or MedicalHow do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey. "Students participating in elective courses had much more positive attitudes towards CAM, somewhat lower science and status orientation…"Boy, 2, WON'T have sur...
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Points of Interest 03/08/2017

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Points of Interest 03/07/2017

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Points of Interest 03/06/2017

The donkeys Kenyan families need to survive are heading to China for medicine promising longer lifeTo Debunk Autism Myths, Study Folklore10 Million Lives Saved by 1962 Breakthrough, Study ShowsJ Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0161-4754(16)30077-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.002. Integrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative Therapy...
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Points of Interest 03/05/2017

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