Points of Interest 07/17/2015

Medical students protest the University of Toronto's anti-vaccine course

Chickenpox cases plunge in Ontario following public vaccine program: study

The Joint Corp. Surpasses Two Million Chiropractic Adjustments Per Year. I do not know whether to be impressed or horrified.

Belief in homeopathy is a moral test. "So when people say that it works, they are not just expressing a whacky view about alternative medicine, they are saying something more profound: that their intuition, or the experiences of someone they met once, overrule empirical evidence. It is a rebellion against reality."

Autism: how unorthodox treatments can exploit the vulnerable

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 15;10(7):e0132989. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132989. Sham Acupressure Controls Used in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review and Critique.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:320701. doi: 10.1155/2015/320701. Epub 2015 Jun 16. Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.. The standard conclusion: "However, the beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to low methodological qualities. Rigorous high quality RCTs are urgently needed."

Tex Med. 2012 Jul 1;108(7):43–5. Safety concerns."…last legislative session questions whether chiropractors have the necessary training to adequately conduct sports physicals. In May, the TMA House of Delegates adopted a resolution that says only licensed physicians, or their appropriately supervised physician assistants or advanced practice nurses should perform sports physicals."

Points of Interest 07/18/2015
Reality vrs Delusion at the BMJ

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