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

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Points of Interest 02/18/2017

Homeopathic College Pays Heavy Price for Helping to Screen VAXXED Health dept cracks down on alternative meds containing sildenafil citrate
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Points of Interest 02/17/2017

Homeopathy for Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review . "The low or uncertain overall quality of the evidence warrants caution in drawing firm conclusions about intervention effects. Use of either Galphimia glauca or a homeopathic nasal spray may have small beneficial effects on the nasal and ocular symptoms of AR. The efficacy of isopathic treatme...
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Points of Interest 02/16/2017

5 things people believe despite compelling evidence to the contrary Disgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in London Burzynski ruling is in: Stan saddled with a overseer West J Nurs Res. 2015 Dec;37(12):1517-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548707. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Acupoint Stimulation on Weight Reduction for Obe...
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Points of Interest 02/15/2016

Sydney chiropractor Hance Limboro fined $27,500 for cancer cure advertisements Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work? Robert De Niro and RFK Jr. have joined forces to push vaccine nonsense 350 medical and patient groups write to Trump: 'Vaccines are safe' I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not an...
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Points of Interest 02/14/2016

Can an Integrative Health and Wellness Strategy Lead Colorado to Become the Nation's Healthiest State? . Unlikely. Time for complementary medicines to show proof When Anti-Vaxxers 'Win,' Kids With Autism Lose -- & That's Heartbreaking Medicinal marijuana users skeptical of product safety after recalls for banned pesticides J Affect Disord. 2017...
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Points of Interest 02/13/2017

California Chiropractic Association launches "Share the Love" . To highlight the benefits, safety and efficacy of chiropractic care, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to climb. Unproven alternative medicines recommended by third of Australian pharmacists . "Choice survey finds therapies with little to no evidence of their benefits, includ...
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Points of Interest 02/12/2017

CEO of Chiropractors Association of Australia bows to anti choice brigade . An anti-vaccine screed from a DC. Millions of Italians use homeopathic remedies
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Points of Interest 02/11/2017

Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmful The Cochrane Library Acupuncture for acute hordeolum . "The certainty of the evidence was low to very low mainly due to small sample sizes, inadequate allocation concealment, lack of masking of the outcome assessors, inadequate or unclear randomization method, and...
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Points of Interest 02/09/2017

10 Health Benefits of Shilajit: Alternative Medicine Remedies For Anti-Aging, Healing, Cognitive Strength, More . Shilajit looks to be Himalayan compost? Modern Acupuncture™ Opens First Location In Scottsdale London woman releases images of bump after tumour removal . Treating with herbal medicines, acupuncture and exercises allowed fibroid to grow...
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Points of Interest 02/08/2017

A NEW DOC IN TOWN . "Dr. Pais is a Naturopathic Doctor – which means he has gone through an equally rigorous medical training as a regular MD, or Medical Doctor."  Um, no . Sorry, alternative health people: feeling better after a therapy is no proof it works How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Experts warn against supplements for brain function Contaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patient Is Homeopathy Pseudoscience? Top Russian Science Body Thinks So Homeopathy sells dangerous lies to patients Why Can't Doctors Just Give Up on Vaccine Deniers? Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(6):2331-2340. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Compari...
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Points of Interest 02/06/2017

Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects, research reveals They can cause kidney or liver damage, and are sometimes adulterated with steroids, pesticides, antibiotics or harmful metals. How herbal medicines could actually make you sicker Furor in China After Wikipedia Calls Acupuncture "Pseudoscience" Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

While Consuming Homeopathy Medicines Take Care Of These 7 Basic Things, Or Results Won't Be Effective . "Do not put the medicine balls on your palm. The spirit in them vaporizes, and this renders the medicines ineffective." AIDS body rubbishes govt. hospital's claim on HIV cure . "A government-run homeopathy hospital in Hyderabad has been treating ...
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Points of Interest 02/04/2017

FDA Finds Poison In Homeopathic Teething Remedies Clin Med (Lond). 2017 Feb;17(1):43-45. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-1-43. Liquorice-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess presenting in the emergency department. . "A 65-year-old woman with a background of myalgic encephalitis, who was taking alternative medicines and dietary supplements, presen...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Global Homeopathy Product Market: Increasing Demand for Dilutions to aid Revenue Rise at 18.2% CAGR 2016–2024, says TMR Middle school vaccine mandate cut whooping cough 53%
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Points of Interest 02/02/2017

Is Red Yeast Rice A Safe Alternative To Prescription Cholesterol Medicine? Fake News Occurs In Politics And Poison Eur Respir Rev. 2017 Jan 31;26(143). pii: 160092. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0092-2016. Print 2017 Jan. A systematic review and meta-analysis of complementary and alternative medicine in asthma. "…there was limited evidence on the effective...
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Points of Interest 02/01/2017

Eating the placenta after childbirth -- researchers explore perceptions of health benefits and risks Editorial: The misadventures of anti-vaccine lawmakers Acupuncture Antitrust Suit Goes Forward In North Carolina . Physical therapists suing for the right to practice pseudo-science. Outcomes After High-Concentration Peroxide Ingestions . "Symptomat...
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Points of Interest 01/31/2017

Saudi Arabia bans training on Reiki therapy Vaccine advocates scramble to mobilize against threats to public health Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:5869315. doi: 10.1155/2017/5869315. Epub 2017 Jan 4. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review . "The quality of half of the studies included is low, a...
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Points of Interest 01/30/2017

Dishing the dirt on detox . Science Under Threat 11 Biggest Epidemics in Human History Romania: Anti-vaxxer movement results in huge measles surge in 2016 . "Romania saw 15 measles cases in 2015. Since 2016, this number has blown-up to 2,165, including 13 fatalities." FDA confirms toxicity of homeopathic baby products; Maker refuses to recall . "Th...
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Points of Interest 01/28/2017

J Pharmacopuncture. 2016 Dec;19(4):319-328. doi: 10.3831/KPI.2016.19.033. Embryonic Zebrafish Model - A Well-Established Method for Rapidly Assessing the Toxicity of Homeopathic Drugs: - Toxicity Evaluation of Homeopathic Drugs Using Zebrafish Embryo Model. "Our findings clearly demonstrate that no toxic effects were observed for these three homeop...
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