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

OCT
10

Points of Interest 10/09/2016

Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Oct 5;24:39. eCollection 2016. Awareness of radiographic guidelines for low back pain: a survey of Australian chiropractors. . "Only 50 % of Australian chiropractors report awareness of current radiographic guidelines for low back pain." In the Pink: Combining traditional, alternative medicine to treat breast cancer . Helpi...
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OCT
09

Points of Interest 10/08/2016

4 Reasons to Take Your Child to a Chiropractor . Just not 4 reasons a responsible patient would use. Hydrotherapy for dogs and acupuncture for cats: Cost of insurance shoots up 9% to cover posh pet therapies . Paying more to abuse your pets.
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OCT
07

Points of Interest 10/07/2016

J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Oct;22(10):761–764.  Polarization-Based Medicine: Protests Against the Mayo-NCCIH Pain Guidance Evoke the Bigotry of the Political Season .  A fine whine. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 5;6(1):e008166. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen–2015–008166. Acupuncture point injection treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised, double b...
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OCT
07

Points of Interest 10/06/2016

J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Oct 5.  Effectiveness of Ayurvedic Massage (Sahacharadi Taila) in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial . Pseudo-medicines improve subjective but not objective outcomes " While beneficial effects on pain-related bothersomeness and psychological well-being were also apparent, the Ayurve...
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OCT
06

Points of Interest 10/05/2016

Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Homeopathy . Facts that are actually myths. Like "the fact is that homeopathy is a science-based medical form that is highly effective. Top Acupuncture Myths . Myths that are actually facts. "Acupuncture is a placebo" and "Acupuncture is outdated folk medicine." Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:32...
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OCT
04

Points of Interest 10/03/2016

FDA Warns That Homeopathic Teething Products Are Dangerous Why did you get cancer? . An emotional plea for integrative medicine. Alternative Treatments Linked to Skipping Flu Shots NIH Will Spend $37 Million On Discredited Treatment That May Harm Patients Students choose to give flu vaccine the cold shoulder
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OCT
03

Points of Interest 10/03/2016

Needling the penis back to life . That's not where the needles are placed. Acupuncture: Seven things you didn't know about this ancient technique . And all 7 are nonsense. Does homeopathy work? Nope.
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OCT
02

Points of Interest 10/01/2016

FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels . "Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels." Woman to g...
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SEP
30

Points of Interest 09/29/16

What will you do for national chiropractic health month?  Weep? Should homeopathy be funded by the National Health Service? . Nope. Bad science is everywhere and people are buying it Appetite for Infection: Should a Cold Be Starved and a Fever Be Fed? The New Chiropractic . An interview with the author. Can Homeopathy Treat Epilepsy ? Yes. Jus...
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Points of Interest 09/28/2016

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Oct;28:29–36. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.07.005. Epub 2016 Jul 29. Expected and perceived efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine: A comparison views of patients with cancer and oncologists . "Many patients reported that they did not experience the positive efficacy they had anticipated before use." A guide to the...
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Points of Interest 09/27/2016

J Clin Nurs. 2016 Feb;25(3–4):332–9. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13053. Epub 2015 Nov 27. Effect of auricular acupressure for postpartum insomnia: an uncontrolled clinical trial. Uncontrolled. Why bother? Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 26;5:16776. doi: 10.1038/srep16776. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systema...
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Points of Interest 09/26/2016

Explore (NY). 2016 Aug 18. pii: S1550–8307(16)30108–2. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2016.08.003. Human Subject Effects on Torsion Pendulum Oscillations: Further Evidence of Mediation by Convection Currents. . "Our findings support and strengthen previous results that suggest the effects of human subjects on behavior of a torsion pendulum are mediated by ...
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Points of Interest 09/24/2016

Acupuncture And Herbs Gain International Recognition . Perpetuating the myth that Otzi had acupuncture . Being insensitive isn't a crime . "…former journalist Sidek Kamiso was arrested simply because he allegedly tweeted this, presumably over the death of faith healer and PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Dr Haron Din: "Someone who made his career out of...
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Points of Interest 09/22/2016

Romania sees measles outbreak due to anti-vaccination campaign Drunk naturopath, 44, attacked police as her friend tried to grab a cop's gun from its holster Sydney naturopath pleads not guilty over alleged raw food diet that nearly killed baby The business behind Christ-centered energy healing In its drive to beat cancer, sometimes the medical est...
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Points of Interest 09/20/2016

Spot a chiropractic clinic? Report it because they're illegal, says official . "Jakarta Health Agency head Koesmedi Priharto said Monday there were no legal chiropractors operating in Jakarta following the closure of dozens of chiropractic clinics across the city in January because his office had issued no permits ever since." The Flu Shot – Should...
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Points of Interest 09/18/2016

JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2016 Sep 16;2(2):e153. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.5739.  Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation Therapy on Twitter: Case Study Examining the Presence of Critiques and Debates. "In the abundance of tweets substantiating and promoting chiropractic and SMT as sound health practices and valuable business endeavors, the de...
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Points of Interest 09/17/2016

Oregon Makes Goat Yoga Into A Thing Donald Trump Trusts Dr. Oz, But A Bunch Of Doctors Don't The Hidden Dangers of 'Herbal' Diet Pills BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Feb 19;16:68. doi: 10.1186/s12906–016–1038–8. Effectiveness and safety of ShenXiong glucose injection for acute ischemic stroke: a systematic review and GRADE approach . Same as it ev...
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Points of Interest 09/15/2016

Actress dies from cancer aged 26 after choosing acupuncture and cupping instead of chemotherapy The many controversies of 'The Dr. Oz Show' Sen. McCaskill calls Trump and Dr. Oz a "marriage made in heaven" That time Congress railed against Dr. Oz for his 'miracle' diet pills What's Worse: The Zika Virus or the Anti-Zika Spray ?  Use of naled, ...
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Points of Interest 09/14/2016

Burzynski's lawyer to represent "Dr. Bob" Sears in medical disciplinary case How California's effort to pull a doctor's license sparked a new debate over child vaccinations . Dr. Oz and Donald Trump are a perfect match . The only one who loses is the American public.
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Points of Interest 09/13/2017

Acupuncture 'helps women fall pregnant': the Sun has got this badly wrong Acupuncture And Electricity For Chronic Constipation: There Are Buts Donald Trump's medical record release is the reality TV hot mess America deserves Here are 6 times Dr. Oz made a mockery of medicine — and now he'll bring his skills to democracy Alternative Pain Management:...
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