Curiosities and posts of interest across the internet concerning Science-Based Medicine.

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Points of Interest 01/27/2017

What the FDA doesn't know about alternative medicine—thanks to politics—could kill you The dangerous consequences of accepting even one "alternative facts" FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products Anti-Fake News Tool: A Psychological Vaccine That Can Immunize The Public, According To Study
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JAN
27

Points of Interest 01/26/2017

HPV vaccine fall off blamed on 'fake news' A guide to DIY homeopathy might seem amusing. Actually it's terrifying A Japanese Medical Centre Is Testing Laughter As A Cancer Treatment What The Medical Intuitive To The World's Elite Can Teach Any Entrepreneur Feeling Stuck . How to fool people with utter nonsense?
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JAN
26

Points of Interest 01/25/2017

SB277 RICO lawsuit – Bad arguments and conspiracy theories rejected. Another lawsuit attacking California law eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions fails. Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s11655-016-2750-4. Recommendations for acupuncture in clinical practice guidelines of the National Guideline Clearinghouse . "In the National Gui...
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JAN
25

Points of Interest 01/24/2017

​ Homeopathy medicine, liquor mix sold to victims . "Investigation into the recent hooch tragedy that claimed six lives has revealed that the the prime suspect, Sheela, had mixed homeopathy medicine in the liquor mix she sold to the victims, " Lies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for Lying . "The term alternative medicine arose in 1974 to ...
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JAN
22

Points of Interest 01/22/2017

The World's Top Hospitals Have Been Enabling Quack Medicine From the Cleveland Clinic to top university hospitals such as Harvard, an eagerness to cash in on the alternative medicine bonanza has encouraged the rejection of real science. The healing power of Tong Ren . THE goofiest form on acupuncture when you hit a doll with a magnetic hammer. Spon...
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JAN
21

Points of Interest 01/21/2017

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6520475. doi: 10.1155/2016/6520475. Epub 2016 Dec 26. Potential Health Benefits of Deep Sea Water: A Review. . " It is usually associated with the following characteristics: low temperature, high purity, and being rich with nutrients, namely, beneficial elements, which include magnesium, calcium, potass...
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JAN
21

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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JAN
20

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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JAN
19

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
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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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JAN
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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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JAN
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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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JAN
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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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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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JAN
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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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JAN
09

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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JAN
08

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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JAN
07

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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JAN
06

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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JAN
05

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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