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World Neurosurg. 2016 Aug 30. pii: S1878–8750(16)30773–2. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.090. An Acute Cervical Subdural Hematoma as the Complication of Acupuncture; Case Report and Literature Review.

In traditional Chinese medicine, diabetic retinopathy is caused by a deficiency of yinAnd they would be completely wrong

Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 2;5(1):148. A systematic review of St. John's wort for major depressive disorder. "SJW monotherapy for mild and moderate depression is superior to placebo in improving depression symptoms and not significantly different from antidepressant medication. However, evidence of heterogeneity and a lack of research on severe depression reduce the quality of the evidence. Adverse events reported in RCTs were comparable to placebo and fewer compared with antidepressants. However, assessments were limited due to poor reporting of adverse events and studies were not designed to assess rare events. Consequently, the findings should be interpreted with caution."

Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?. Another application of Betteridge's law of headlines "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

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