Points of Interest: 4/30/2014

Website’s health claims earn rebuke. “Online claims that sunscreen can cause cancer and chiropractic care can boost the immune system ”200 per cent“ are wrong, the Advertising Standards Authority says. Seven claims made by Auckland-based Vital Chiropractic on its website were found to have no factual basis by the ASA, which ordered their removal, labelling one of them ”socially irresponsible“ and others ”untrue“.”

Acupunct Med. 2014 Perioperative acupuncture: why are we not using it?. Um. It’s unethical to use a useless placebo?

Victor Dominocielo: Mathematics and Homeopathy. “The homeopath, knowing he was speaking to a patient who was well versed in the mathematics of dilution and the chemistry of solutions, said, “I don’t know how it works. It just works.” Hmmm. I wouldn’t let a mechanic near my car, much less a “healer” near my body, with an attitude like that.”

Alberta health officials declare measles outbreak to expand immunizations. “There have been almost two dozen confirmed cases of measles in Alberta this year.”

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