Points of Interest: 1/16/2014

  • Faith Is No Excuse for Avoiding Vaccinations: "It is healthy to question sanctions from on high. Justifying not getting vaccinated based on feelings or faith is not healthy, however. Allowing children to become infected with preventable diseases based on bunk science or, worse, believing a deity knows more about medicine than your doctor, is simply, and tragically, ignorant."
  • Variations in pseudo-medicine coming our way. Not my idea of a good import: "To do so, he set the globalization of traditional Korean medicine as his association’s top agenda for this year, highlighting the sector’s growth potential in overseas markets."
  • I thought sticking needles in defenceless animals was abuse. "American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates (HOD) voted to admit the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) into the HOD as a constituent allied veterinary organization."
  • Idaho to address faith healing exemption. "Treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone is not illegal but “whenever a child’s medical condition may cause death or permanent disability,” this can not serve as an excuse. “Medical treatment for physical harm to a child should supersede every other consideration,” Gannon said. Obviously."

 

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