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

JAN
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Points of Interest 01/03/2017

Fake Medical Journals Are Spreading, And They Are Filled With Bad Science Doctors issue new year detox health warning Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money Will California's New 'Right to Try' Law Empower or Exploit Patients?
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JAN
03

Points of Interest 01/02/2017

Falling apart in all the right places Medicare Overpayments To Chiropractors Are Widespread Trump's reckless linkage of vaccines and autism
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JAN
01

Points of Interest 12/31/2016

Is acupuncture pseudoscience?  "Anyway my impression, for what it's worth, is that the acupuncture page on Wikipedia is not written from an NPOV, but rather it appears to be controlled by semi professional anti-CAM pseudosceptics, some of whom like to refer to acupuncture as "woo woo"."
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DEC
29

Points of Interest 12/28/2016

Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016;2016:6453657. doi: 10.1155/2016/6453657. Epub 2016 Nov 27. The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Associated with Reduced Health-Related Quality of Life. Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2016 Researcher Says Texas Is Ripe for a Measles Outbreak
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DEC
28

Points of Interest 12/27/2016

Will 2016 Go Down As The Beginning of a Vast Conspiracy Age? China passes law to boost traditional medicine . "The new law aims to protect and facilitate the development of TCM, requiring regional governments to set up TCM institutions in public-funded general hospitals and mother-and-child care centres."
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DEC
26

Points of Interest 12/26/2016

Scientists Call Bullshit on Study Linking HPV Vaccine to Brain Damage Lack of regs a sticking point for acupuncturists, who hope the Legislature will adopt a bill . Wyoming has become a sort of haven for acupuncturists who have lost their licenses in other states, J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):330-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.09.020. Epu...
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DEC
23

Points of Interest 12/22/2016

Salt Shams Salt lamps cure everything -- if by "everything" you mean a lack of cozy mood lighting. 21 Charged in Minnesota Chiropractic Fraud Conspiracies Adv Neonatal Care. 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000371. Nonopioid Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome . "Strong evidence does not exist to recommend acupuncture as a routine NAS...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/21/2016

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes . Dumb statement of the week: "A course of acupuncture treatment — six to ten sessions — may stabilize the body's ability to regulate its temperature." From Sloan Kettering Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (17ACUP10). "This c...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/20/2016

Geriatric Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Market driven by Rising Aging Population Anti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This Year Fake News Epidemic Started With Alternative Health News Sites Vampire therapy: Can blood from the young fight aging? Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7482587. Epub 2016 Nov...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/18/2016

ACUPUNCHER Anthony Joshua acupuncture: Bover reveals he had 950 needles in his body before taking on Eric Molina AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care . "Many insurers don't adequately cover or reimburse for non-pharmacologic therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, and other int...
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DEC
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Points of Interest . 12/17/2016

Cancer cure in our queen of fruits . Irresponsible journalism at its "finest". Alternative medicine deserves skeptical treatment Romania Measles Outbreak Grows, Officials Lower Age To Give Vaccine . 71,923 Romainians visited the US in 2014. Measles is a plane flight away. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar;30(3):247-58. doi: 10.1177/0269215515578699. Epub 2015...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/16/2016

Chiropractors furious at Melbourne clinic screening of anti-vaccination film Vaxxed . "A chiropractic clinic in Melbourne has hosted a screening of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed​, infuriating chiropractors who say a minority of "rogue" practitioners is bringing their profession into disrepute." Cops fail to keep a check on quack menace in city ....
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DEC
16

Points of Interest 12/15/2016

6 Steps to DIY Cupping Therapy for Clear Skin Front Neurol. 2016 Nov 30;7:211. eCollection 2016. Upper Trunk Brachial Plexus Palsy Following Chiropractic Manipulation. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Mar;22(3):197-203. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0146. Epub 2016 Feb 25. A Clinical Evaluation of a Hepatitis C Nosode in the Treatment of Hepatitis C. Failing ...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/14/2016

Skepticism of Alternative Medicine Lingers . A lack of scientific evidence keeps some in the field wary."There are always going to be some physicians who are more open and flexible, and then there are going to be others who are more resistant." You mean open and flexible to science and medicine and resistant to fantasy? Somehow I think not. Consume...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/13/2016

Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestock Kinesiology: Tapping into your body's energy flow More foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in China Apple cider vinegar use more anecdotal than Scientific Modern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchi...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/12/2016

Are Chiropractors Backing The Anti-Vaccine Movement? . "Today Andrew Wakefield was a keynote speaker at the International Chiropractors Association's Annual Conference on Chiropractics and Pediatrics in Maui, Hawaii." Anti-vaccine bogans create a whooping cough 'hotbed' on Gold Coast . Bogan ? is a derogatory Australian and New Zealand slang word u...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/10/2016

New evidence gives supporters of chiropractic a headache Vanderbilt praises Spring Hill responders for quick recognition of stroke symptoms . "Ashley Johnson suffered the same type of stroke after a chiropractic neck manipulation that killed model and social media star Katie May earlier this year" Mother who treated son with holistic remedies is 'm...
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DEC
10

Points of Interest 12/09/2016

Health Experts: Don't Treat Child's First Sign of Fever . I hate agreeing with ND's. It feels unnatural. Chiropractic Care Now Covered By Most Insurance Plans . Opportunity knocks: Ocean County chiropractor accused of insurance fraud This will definitely make you wince! Doctor drills into a woman's back with a spike in excruciating . "The treatment...
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DEC
09

Points of Interest 12/08/2016

Mr. Trump: Don't become the first anti-vaccine president Tory MP: Traditional Chinese medicine can treat cancer and HIV . Just not successfully.
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/07/2016

An outbreak of mumps? Blame the anti-vaxxers J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Jul 20;23(1):35-45. eCollection 2016. Chiropractic Identity: A Neurological, Professional, and Political Assessment. . " have shown increasing commitments to research." J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Sep 3;23(1):68-76. eCollection 2016. Toxins, Toxicity, and Endotoxemia : A Historical an...
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