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

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Points of Interest 03/29/2017

Man dead after acupuncture treatment Measles outbreak spreads across Europe as parents shun vaccinations, World Health Organisation warns The border won't protect Canadians against American anti-vaxxers Homeopathic medicines to escape NHS prescribing ban 4 Natural 'Cures' That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health
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Points of Interest 03/28/2017

Global Chiropractic Care Market Projected to be Worth USD 39.58 Billion by 2021 : Technavio. Worth is not the same as cost. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Mar 22. pii: S0022-0302(17)30249-7. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11805. Randomized, blinded, controlled clinical trial shows no benefit of homeopathic mastitis treatment in dairy cows . The results indicated no addi...
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Points of Interest 03/26/2017

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1647-x. Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis . "In the treatment of CFS, CbAM and SAM may have better effect than other treatments. However, the included trials have relatively poor qua...
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Points of Interest 03/24/2017

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes Acupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatment A Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In Death Vaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanus Garfield Therapist Specializes In Mankind's Oldest Medicine: Leeches J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10...
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Points of Interest 03/22/2017

Encinitas woman dead after turmeric IV infusion Your Craniosacralist Will See You Now: Can A Startup Bring Alt Medicine To The Mainstream? SereneBook, a subscription-based holistic health network, is betting on the $30 billion alternative medicine industry. This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On Vitamin E and Se...
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Points of Interest 03/21/2017

Manitoba chiropractors need proactive oversight over members, says health lawyer
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Points of Interest 03/20/2017

VERIFY: Does chiropractic care help treat nervous system disorders? . KREM irresponsible reporting. Swisse pushes Coalition to reduce role of Therapeutic Goods Administration Multivitamins company wants Malcolm Turnbull's government to allow the industry to self-regulate. Yes, THAT will work out well. The face of chiropractic: evidence-based? . Old...
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Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's death For scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personal Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control ...
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Points of Interest 03/17/2017

Our Opinion: State support for junk science is a bitter pill Naturopath is cleared in Alberta baby's meningitis death Shockingly, Fetus Water Will Not Cure Your Lesbianism Iowa attorney general: Drinkable sunscreen 'flat-out dangerous to consumers' Doctors Say Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinded 3 Women Trump budget calls for slashing biomedical a...
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Points of Interest 03/14/2017

30% of Croatian Parents Reluctant to Vaccinate Their Children J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial : In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care = useless. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/201...
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Points of Interest 03/13/2017

Romania Urges Vaccinations to Stop Measles Outbreak Could the anti-vaccination movement be responsible for the deaths of 17 children? Yep. Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Daycare? Survey shows acupuncture spike . Have they graduated from needles? Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump's government
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Points of Interest 03/11/2017

Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 Feb 28;12:1663-1671. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S126968. eCollection 2017. Proteomic analysis of tears following acupuncture treatment for menopausal dry eye disease by two-dimensional nano-liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry . Such a study makes we want to cry. Gwyneth Paltrow drank only goat milk for a week ...
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Acupuncture Contortion

It is always remarkable how pseudo-medicine trials just can't bring themselves to report the simple idea that if a drug/procedure has the same outcome as a placebo/sham procedure the drug/procedure does nothing. A real drug or intervention in the reality-based medical world would ever be approved on the basis of a negative study. But pseudo-medical...
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Points of Interest 03/09/2017

Academic Medical Centers At Risk Of Not Being Academic Or Medical How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey . "Students participating in elective courses had much more positive attitudes towards CAM, somewhat lower science and status orientation…" Boy, 2, WON'T have ...
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Points of Interest 03/08/2017

Australia's anti-vaxxer movement using tried and true methods to instill fear and doubt 'Scientific quackery': UBC study says it's debunked controversial MS procedure Some health fads may not be all that healthy Is it really "FDA approved?" Review raises questions about herbal meds for heart problems
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Points of Interest 03/07/2017

Medicine with a side of mysticism: Top hospitals promote unproven therapies Pain. 2016 Sep;157(9):1905-17. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000591. Effectiveness of dry needling for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomized, single-blinded, clinical trial . No sham = useless study.
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Points of Interest 03/06/2017

The donkeys Kenyan families need to survive are heading to China for medicine promising longer life To Debunk Autism Myths, Study Folklore 10 Million Lives Saved by 1962 Breakthrough, Study Shows J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0161-4754(16)30077-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.002. I ntegrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative The...
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Points of Interest 03/05/2017

Cardiol Ther. 2017 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s40119-017-0086-6. Inappropriate ICD Discharge Related to Electrical Muscle Stimulation in Chiropractic Therapy: A Case Report. 2 Texas Lege bills aim to protect kids from anti-vaxxers
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Points of Interest 03/04/2017

The Butchering of the Age of Reason . Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. Now, they want to throw that all out. The Kennedy Pushing His Own Fake News . As long as the pursuit of evidence-based answers has existed, so too have those pushing ...
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Reports of Interest 03/03/2017

Resisting the Suppression of Science Will an American-Led Anti-Vaccine Movement Subvert Global Health? We've made great gains in fighting infectious diseases in the last 50 years—but those gains are fragile. EVANGELICAL ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Oxford University college accused of 'lending credibility to quackery' by hosting homeopathy conference Good ...
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