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

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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
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Points of Interest 03/02/2017

Homeopathy conference at Oxford college 'promotes quackery ' Don't buy into the promise of a homeopathic cure Behind the scenes at Denver Zoo . Penguin acupuncture. Quackery of the month: Cincinnati Zoo uses chiropractic on tiger cub, adjusting spine to cure "failure to thrive" Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:9184034. doi: 10.1155/201...
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MAR
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Points of Interest 03/01/2017

Veteran OKC chiropractor teaches techniques, treats children worldwide . ""With gentle realignments of the spine, the life force — or the vibrations that hold every cell in the body together — flows freely into the tissue, which has been so tight for these children for so long, restoring life," she said. In chiropractic, this life force is known as...
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MAR
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Points of Interest 02/28/2017

Chiropractic under siege in Texas: what's happening and how you can help . "Current legislation and lawsuits in Texas have the potential to drastically reduce the chiropractic scope of practice…". That's a good thing.
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Points of Interest 02/27/2017

Don't Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures . 10 out of the 156 bad medical practices involved acupuncture. Is Donald Trump making you sick? Canada's Bad Science Watch wants to know if purveyors of "natural" health products are following the law. Volunteers needed. Some anti-vaccination attacks on Oklahoma lawmaker are beyond the pal...
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Points of Interest 02/26/2017

What Homeopathic Medicine Offers to People with Lead Poisoning and Other Environmental Exposures . Giving diluted lead to treat lead poisoning. The Huffington Post is publishing a worthless intervention for a very serious disease. Someday someone may die as a result. Outrage as conspiracy theorist who says the earth is flat and gravity is a 'hoax' ...
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Points of Interest 02/24/2017

Acupuncture clinic fails to prove point before COA . "An employee at an Indiana acupuncture and yoga facility who was repeated screamed at by the owner had good cause for quitting and is thus entitled to unemployment benefits, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Friday." Alt-Medicine Schools Challenge Their Failing Grades . "…challenging a Depart...
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Points of Interest 02/23/2017

Do you know what's in the herbal medicine you're taking? 'Anti-vaccine' teacher found guilty of professional misconduct Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose Deepak Chopra explains recent study that may revolutionize medicine Vitamin IVs promise to erase jet lag and clear your mind. Where's the evidence? FTC cra...
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Points of Interest 02/22/2017

Wichita chiropractor takes flak for 'lip-stick' menstrual product UA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M gift Congressional Leaders Just Took a Stand Against Anti-Vaxxers Gwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost. Majority of pharmacists stock cms including homeopathic items Man Ther. 2...
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Points of Interest 02/21/2017

Leading Integrative Medicine Institute Reveals the Single Unifying Cause of All Disease "…unifying cause of all disease is inflammation at the cellular level." Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in Texas An easy $100K: The evidence for vaccine safety is abundant
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Points of Interest 02/20/2017

Here's What Happens When You Swallow a Leech Homeopaths are keeping Andrew Wakefield's 'anti-vax' fantasies alive Acupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study . And Captain notes: But lack of full blinding a major trial limitation A Male Chiropractor Wants Women To Use Controversial Methods To Contain Menstrual Flow . When did stupid becom...
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