Mark Crislip aka sbmsdictator.  The 'nym is an attempt at ironic humor. Not everyone sees it as such.


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Points of Interest 01/20/2017

Vaccine exemptions are on the rise in a number of US states Acupuncture isn't the answer to a crying baby Red Yeast Rice, Sold as Statin Alternative, Has Similar Risks Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2016 Oct 28;18(5):409-424. doi: 10.5604/15093492.1224615. Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Analysis of Current Knowledge . Conclusion...
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Points of Interest 01/19/2017

Gwyneth Paltrow's toxic tampon advice TCM practitioners hit out at Wikipedia entry on acupuncture The Concept of Wind in Traditional Chinese Medicine . One of which is breaking wind. Really. Duelling Ontologies: Might Vitalism Offer Balance and Value? . No. An acutely dyspnoeic woman after acupuncture . Bilateral pneumothorax after thoracic acupunc...
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Points of Interest 01/18/2017

The Shadow Network of Anti-Vax Doctors Both mainstream and alternative doctors help patients avoid or delay vaccines. Trump's rhetoric might empower them further. Senators on key panel reject Donald Trump's skepticism about vaccines Feds say Southwest Acupuncture College failing its students
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JAN
18

ND's licensed in Massachusetts. Medical Schools Beat Them to Pseudo-Science.

Last week the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law bill 2335 establishing a Naturopathy Board. As noted by the American Council on Science and Health , Massachusetts is now the 20th state where the legislature has legalized Naturopathic pseudo-scientific harm. As someone who has spent more of my life in Massachusetts than in any other state, b...
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Points of Interest 01/17/2017

Jeremy Hunt made millions on sale of company that promoted courses in homeopathy Colic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture . see: http://www.dcscience.net/Science-Media-Centre-Roundup-acupuncture-Jan-2017.pdf On Homeopathy: The Undiluted Facts—An Interview with Edzard Ernst Trump's vaccine-commission idea is biased and dangerous No, Spokane's...
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Points of Interest 01/15/2017

​ BETRAYAL. When Scientists Hate Science Climate denialists have been able to hide behind very misleading science. But this is far from the first time that science has been backstabbed by its own practitioners. Vaccines, toxins and autism: Experts weigh in on controversial column by Cleveland Clinic doctor . I guess stupid = controversial. Massachu...
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Points of Interest 01/14/2017

Be Aware of Seven Questionable Clinics . From the SBM crew. The evidence shows that chiropractors do more harm than good Physicians group unhappy over new alternative medicine law Acupuncture sessions offered in wake of airport shooting A Brief History of Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Jefferson wants to make a bigger push into integrative medicine 5-...
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Points of Interest 01/13/2017

Fakery on a massive scale means we can't trust studies from China Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove responds to doc's anti-vaccine rant Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children 3 Myth Busters for Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Wellness is all about being holistic, says US celebrity doctor. But Dr Andrew Weil, known for being a proponen...
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JAN
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Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine: The Lies of Lying Liars

It has long been noted that there is a discrepancy in outcomes of Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine (TCMP) between those studies that have been done in China and those done in the US and Europe. 99% of acupunctures studies in China for acupuncture are postive and No trial published in China or Russia/USSR found a test treatment to be ineffective....
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Points of Interest 01/12/2017

Naturopaths get their own licensing board in Mass.   They are as relentless as climate change. Convicted for using natural remedies to treat dying son, father back promoting alternative medicine Colorado Health Department warns of possible measles exposure in Denver metro area An unvaccinated adult contracted the diseases overseas and brought ...
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Points of Interest 01/11/2017

Cleveland Clinic reevaluating alternative medicine offerings amid uproar over vaccine rant Donald Trump and a major medical clinic have moved vaccine anti-science back into the mainstream Dear Dr. Neides, You Are Not Alone . The anti-vaccine love Dr. Neides. Chiropr Man Therap. 2017 Jan 4;25:1. doi: 10.1186/s12998-016-0133-8. eCollection 2017. A sy...
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Points of Interest 01/10/2016

Goop's Annual Detox Guide Says You Need A Raw Goat Milk Cleanse To Eradicate Your Parasites . "when a healer learned of a worm infestation, they would put the patient in a tub of milk until the worms would come out to drink—parasites love milk! In fact, many people who think they're allergic to milk actually have a parasite in their system." Trump ...
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Cleveland Clinic Needs to Give Dr. Neides a Bonus

There has been a brouhaha over the blog entry of Dr. Daniel Neides. It has been suggested that because of his dangerous and unfounded anti-vaccine rant that he should be fired and the Cleveland Clinic has suggested they are considering "appropriate disciplinary action". His job at the the Cleveland Clinic? Medical Director and Chief Operating Offic...
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Points of Interest 01/09/2017

TC and New York State charged the marketers of Prevagen with making deceptive memory and cognitive improvement claims. This action follows a complaint filed by ad watchdog group, truthinadvertisng.org (TINA.org) about Prevagen's unsupported marketing claims. J Affect Disord. 2017 Jan 3;210:211-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.12.048. Clinical use of Hy...
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Points of Interest 01/08/2017

​ Dodgy claims for complementary medicines? Here's how the drug watchdog could have more bite Naturopathic medicine is good for Massachusetts . "It is time for Massachusetts consumers who seek out complementary therapies to be protected from unscrupulous practitioners, who can now falsely present themselves as naturopathic doctors." Cleveland Clini...
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Points of Interest 01/07/2017

Baker should veto naturopath licensing bill 5 new health trends you should totally ignore this year (and why)
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Points of Interest 01/06/2017

The Most Honest Man in Medicine? Dr. Joseph Mercola reigns over a long-running "natural health" website and e-commerce empire. He wants to save people from pharmaceutical profiteers, toxic chemicals, and greedy doctors. But former colleagues and medical experts say he's more dangerous than the supposed threats he preaches about. What can the anti-v...
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Points of Interest 01/05/2017x

Why infants need chiropractic care . Unproven, potentially dangerous — and possibly licensed under a new bill . Naturopaths at it again. It's not just politics: 2016 was an epidemic year for fake news in science, too Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6190285. doi: 10.1155/2016/6190285. Epub 2016 Dec 5. Clinical Trial Research on Mongoli...
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Points of Interest 01/04/2017

9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility: Dr. Julissa Hernandez. A "master in the field as a classical herbalist and holistic iridologist" Minn. parents let son, 7, suffer wounds, inflamed pancreas with no medical attention before he died, police say . "The parents had "issues with going to doct...
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JAN
04

Is Acupuncture Pseudoscience? Well, Yeah.

The question, Is Acupuncture Pseudoscience?, was asked by an acupuncturist over at the BMJ. As an aside, the article disproves Betteridge's Law of Headlines , although I discovered that Betteridge's law is only true 25% of the time. 75% of the time the answer to the headline is yes. So, yeah, it's pseudoscience. As noted by Edzard Er...
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