Society for Science-Based Medicine
Curiosities and posts of interest across the internet concerning Science-Based Medicine.
Chiropractic ranks second on ‘Forbes’ magazine list. "In yet another indication that the profession is poised for continued success, chiropractic offices were recently second on a Forbes magazine list of the “20 most-profitable industries and their pretax margins.”" Although chiropractors have highest student loan default rate of any first profession health care field, the actual rate is quite small, at about 1.1%.
Public editor: Homeopath’s advice needs to be balanced. I might suggest that given homeopathy is not reality based, there is no need for balance, any more than you need astrologers in an astronomy report or alchemists in a story on chemistry.
Homeopath develops treatment based on personality. Given what is in homeopathy, it is only used on people with no personality?
"Acupuncture has gradually increased its acceptability over the last 20 years [because] it has good, double-blind, scientific proof that it is of assistance for pain and other disorders." As long as you think placebo is effective and ethical. And look at the picture. Again with the bare hands.
Regulating Homeopathy "In July 1951, news spread that certain manufacturers of homeopathic remedies in the Stockholm area had skipped part of the potentization process and had sold pure sugar pills under the false claim that they were homeopathic medicines." As if it made a difference. An interesting review of some Swedish history.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation warning: "Professor Wand and colleagues concluded: “The potential for catastrophic events and the clear absence of unique benefit lead to the inevitable conclusion that manipulation of the cervical spine should be abandoned as part of conservative care for neck pain."
The Australians are so far ahead of us: Order of Australia to Ms Loretta Josephine Marron. For service to community health. "Inaugural Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Friends of Science in Medicine, since 2011; Founding Member, 2011; formed to support evidence-based medicine and to raise concerns about 'complementary and alternative' interventions for health conditions." Congratulations.