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

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Points of Interest 05/23/2017

Future of Alternative Medicine May Lie in Microdosing of Hallucinogens, Advocates Say Anti-vaxxers spread fear with help of history Is dry needling a safe acupuncture replacement, or a shortcut around years of essential training? Trick question? Both are nonsense.
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Points of Interest 05/22/2017

Reimbursement for integrative health care suggests violation of non-discrimination law . The problem is not that pseudo-medical providers are denied payment but that real doctors are being paid to do magic. Neurofeedback Could Fight Depression–or Just Empty Your Wallet People love probiotics, but do they really help?
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Points of Interest 05/21/2017

VITAMIN SHOPPE CLASS ACTION SAYS 'WEIGHT LOSS' PILLS DON'T WORK Supplements are more dangerous than other processed foods, according to a Harvard doctor Neurol Sci. 2017 May;38(Suppl 1):117-120. doi: 10.1007/s10072-017-2901-1. Usefulness of nutraceuticals in migraine prophylaxis . "There is a growing body of research on nutraceutical use for migrai...
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Points of Interest 05/20/2017

World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Apr 28;23(16):2928-2939. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2928. Comparison of the analgesic effects between electro-acupuncture and moxibustion with visceral hypersensitivity rats in irritable bowel syndrome. Int J Rheum Dis. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13091. Use of complementary and alternative medicines is associated ...
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Points of Interest 05/19/2017

  The Anti-Vaccine And Anti-GMO Movements Are Inextricably Linked And Cause Preventable Suffering Shakopee Hospital Among First to Offer Acupuncture in ER Anti-vaccine activists are playing with fire in Minnesota What's Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years The Charity Commission's Consultation on CAM Charities. My Submission .
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Points of Interest 05/17/2017

'First Ever' Study Comparing Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children Shows Harm from Vaccines? This study, with its suspect statistics and devil-may-care attitude toward methodological design, has now had the honor of being "unpublished" by not one, but two journals. Here's How the Anti-Vaccination Movement Hurts Autistic People An overview of systema...
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Points of Interest 05/16/2017

The finer points of acupuncture This ancient practice can be used alone or with conventional therapy to help ease your pain . Complete garbage from Harvard. Naturopaths looking forward to licensing in Mass . An autopsy case of fatal acute peritonitis complicated by illegal acupuncture therapy . Why is WHO guilty of WOO?
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Points of Interest 05/14/2017

The effectiveness of long-needle acupuncture at acupoints BL30 and BL35 for CP/CPPS: a randomized controlled pilot study.  The needles are pushed in 75–90 mm and electricity applied. "Placebo effect is probably what we refer to as patient healing power": A qualitative pilot study examining how Norwegian complementary therapists reflect on thei...
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Points of Interest 07/07/2017

Effects of homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions of Aconitum napellus on Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits. " Rectal temperature was measured with digital thermometer hourly." Poor bunnies J Integr Med. 2017 May;15(3):165-171. doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60338-8. Can a science-based definition of acupuncture improve clinical outcomes? . No. Texas Ho...
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Points of Interest 05/12/2017

Should complementary and alternative medicine charities lose their charitable status? Dutch boy can refuse chemotherapy, says Court Anti-Vaccine Site Mocks 'Muslim Measles'
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Points of Interest 05/11/2017

Stockholm clinic probed for discouraging vaccination, says measles is good for child's development Minnesota measles outbreak linked to anti-vaccine rhetoric hits 50 cases When it comes to vaccines, rich parents get away with child neglect FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management Endocrinology vs. Naturopathy—Steel Cage...
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Points of Interest 05/08/2017

Discredited doctor who falsely linked vaccines to autism is now Texas' toxic export Updated: Vaccine-autism study retracted — again Old Koala Tries to Climb Tree After 9 Weeks of Recovery and Acupuncture . Trying to escape the acupuncture?
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Points of Interest 05/06/2017

Youth dies after 'fake doctor' administers medicines in Kalwa; fir lodged . A fake Homeopath. Condé Nast is enabling Gwyneth Paltrow's health bullshit with a new magazine
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Points of Interest 05/05/2017

Healer arrested over boy's alleged 'slap therapy' death . Why isn't healer also in quotes? Acupuncture: A point in the right direction, or a stab in the dark ? Autism: Beware of Potentially Dangerous Therapies and Products Vets Use Electro-Acupuncture To Help Tortoise Recover From Injuries . Tortoise torture. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic A...
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Points of Interest 05/01/2017

Acupuncturists using traditional bee venom therapy cause controversy . "The Chinese government has invested great effort in promoting TCM. But despite these efforts, in recent years, more and more young people are coming to question these traditional therapies. Many believe the therapies are not empirically tested and cannot be regarded as medical ...
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Points of Interest 04/30/2017

  Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2213-y. Laser acupuncture versus reflexology therapy in elderly with rheumatoid arthritis. . Here's the visual proof of why vaccines do more good than harm . A great visual. Pass it on. Man in icu after quack 'treats' piles with knife "operating on his haemorrhoids ad-lib, with a knife and...
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Points of Interest 04/29/2017

  DC: Try To Stay Healthy This Weekend - The Naturopaths Are Coming Minnesota Health Officials Face Opposition From Anti-Vaccine Activists Over Measles Vaccination
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Points of Interest 04/28/2017

  Wellness, Womanhood, and the West: How Goop Profits From Endless Illness Ridgecrest Herbals to Phase out Homeopathics in Their Formulas, Beginning with ClearLungs Extra Strength PLoS One. 2017 Apr 27;12(4):e0176394. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176394. eCollection 2017. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and delays in presentatio...
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Points of Interest 04/27/2017

Naturopathic doctor indicted for defrauding patients . Don't they all? Vaccine debate plagues Legislature . Sao Paulo Med J. 2017 Apr 20:0. doi: 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0267031116. Is reiki or prayer effective in relieving pain during hospitalization for cesarean? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. . Evidence with...
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Points of Interest 04/26/2017

FDA Takes Action Against Fraudulent Cancer Products DSHEA Allowed 23 Yrs Of Disgraceful Cancer Claims By Supplement Makers J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0323. Acupuncture for Pain and Nausea in the Intensive Care Unit: A Feasibility Study in a Public Safety Net Hospital. " The most common single TCM diagnosis was Qi an...
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