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

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Points of Interest 11/10/2016

Positioning chiropractic as a family healthcare lifestyle . "I have always said that chiropractors are trained to care for the whole body, therefore they are the most qualified to take care of children." How to fool the public with a clinical trial that can't fail 3 reasons researchers are terrified about Donald Trump's presidency
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/09/2016

Trumpism and the Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health . A fine whine. Are flu shots effective? Your genetics determine how the immune system responds
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/08/2016

Forsch Komplementmed. 2016;23(5):290–300. Epub 2016 Sep 28.   Genus Epidemicus: Are Notions of Entanglement Relevant to the Homeopathic Understanding of Epidemic Disease? . The time cube of homeopathy. Bilateral Thalamic Infarction After Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection . Chiropractic in action. Quantifying needle motion during acupunctur...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/04/2016

​ Don't Waste Your Money On Homeopathic 'Drugs' Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill State Revokes License Of 'Integrative Medicine' Doctor After Patient Dies
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/03/2016

Genetic tests promised to help me achieve peak fitness. What I got was a fiasco . "Personalized nutrition" isn't going to solve our diet problems .
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/02/2016

Is Naturopathic Medicine Safe And Effective? Leading Naturopathic Researchers Cannot Even Say . "How did these seemingly qualified researchers conclude naturopathy was effective based on shoddy studies? Easy. Oberg and colleagues ignored the conventions for conducting systematic reviews and made-up their own rules for critically evaluating research...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/01/2016

The Chiro Kids: Some Moms Swear by It, but Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies? . Dr. Novella says " "The idea of a tiny baby needing to have their back realigned is just pure nonsense. This is just subjecting children to an unpleasant procedure without any evidence or benefit or even an assurance that it is reasonably safe. This is completely une...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Real doctors are 'holistic'. Alternative practitioners are anything but Kids and chiropractic care: does it work? . "Just remember that the benefits are specific to every care, and so each person may experience effectiveness in a slightly different manner." 'Embodiment of pseudoscience': Deepak Chopra bad choice for Edmonton autism conference says ...
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Points of Interest 10/28/2016

The British National Health Service still prescribes homeopathy — an 'alternative' to modern medicine that doesn't work Cranberry for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection? . Time to Move On Support Care Cancer. 2016 Dec;24(12):4895–4899. Epub 2016 Aug 6. Acupuncture for treating hot flashes in breast cancer patients: an updated meta-analysis. . "T...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/27/2016

State risk discourse and the regulatory preservation of traditional medicine knowledge: The case of acupuncture in Ontario, Canada Clin J Sport Med. 2016 Nov;26(6):471–477.  No Effect of Acupuncture in the Relief of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness : Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. "Participants were randomly allocated to needle, laser,...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/26/2016

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5284234. Epub 2016 Sep 28.  Chinese Herbal Medicine for Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials . Same as it ever was: "This review suggested that CHM was safe and effective in the treatment of PPD. However, this could not be proven conclusively. To ensure evidenc...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 5. pii: S0735–6757(16)30690–8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.001. Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review. . "In conclusion, for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular LBP, available evidence does not support the use of spinal manipulation...
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OCT
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Chiropractic "accident" resulted in death Medicare Spent $359 Million on Unnecessary Chiropractic Care in 2013, Audit Finds All chiropractic care after the first 30 treatments was unnecessary, according to a federal review Why chiropractic patient retention lies in instruments How to become an all-cash chiropractic practice
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/17/2016

Local Chiropractor Talks About Alternative Solutions In Preventing Flu . Demonstrating yet again they know knowing. All CAM providers should be named Jon Snow . Acupuncture ineffective as infertility treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome Pediatrician Explains Why Anti-Vaxxers' 'Big Pharma' Paranoia Makes Zero Sense Review: Plant-Based E...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/16/2016

What is homeopathy ? "Homeopathy was founded approximately over two hundred years ago and also established itself as one of the safest and cheap methods of treatment." Yet totally worthless. Medical Mystery: Chest pain, a heart attack, and odd bruises . Moxibustion for a heart attack is not such a good idea. The deadly love of natural cures . "GREG...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/14/2016

BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 4;6(1):e008973. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen–2015–008973.   Evidence of Chinese herbal medicine Duhuo Jisheng decoction for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials . Same as it ever was: "However, the effectiveness and safety of DJD is uncertain because of the limited number of trials and low meth...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/13/2016

Higher cardiovascular risk seen with calcium supplements What's the Role of Homeopathy in Treating Epilepsy? A funeral? The economic burden of unvaccinated adults: $7.1 billion Naturopathic Medicine Week And The Problem Of Endemic Quackery, Like Ozone Therapy Why Words Matter (In And Out Of The Locker Room) . "But I'm pretty sure that Einstein's fa...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/12/2016

A LOOK AT INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN FLORIDA . "Stan Welch, a regular patient at Dr. Monhollan's center, said he pays about $1,200 for a series of chelation treatments every couple of years. He believes in it, along with eating only whole foods and fasting now and then." Homeopathic Teething Products Might Have Killed 10 Kids Update Good Effects Of Ho...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/11/2015

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1057878. Epub 2016 Sep 19. Analysis of the Spectral Characteristics of Pure Moxa Stick Burning by Hyperspectral Imaging and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy . State: 'Integrative Medicine' Doc Left Woman's Cancer Untreated Lynnwood chiropractor placed on 3 years probation . "However, chiropractor...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/10/2016

Should researchers study bunk science? Among respected scientists, a debate ensues . "The debate centers on whether it's still valid — or even ethical — to do research on products called nosodes, which are marketed as homeopathic "vaccines."" FDA Hammers Homeopaths, And More Media Links This Week Germany's 'alternative' clinics offer false hope to ...
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