Points of Interest 08/01/2015

New Acupuncture Clinic closed by Ottawa Public Health. "the clinic failed to properly dispose of needles, had improper hand hygiene and used expired products, " I would have that that to be standard operating procedure.

From acupuncture to shock wave therapy, now avians are getting benefit of modern treatments. Complete with a slide show of bird abuse.

New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls anticipates graduating 138 students. "23 are Masters of Science in Acupuncture or Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine," Science does not mean what it used to.

Man who extracted blood from patients faces fraud, assault charges. "…accused produced false diplomas of qualifications in naturopathy …". And real qualifications of naturopathy are better how?

Interference of Intravenous Vitamin C With Blood Glucose Testing.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015;16(13):5349–5357. Association of Knowledge and Cultural Perceptions of Malaysian Women with Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer: a Systematic Review. "Delay in presentation was attributed mainly to a negative social perception of the disease, poverty, cultural and religion practices, and a strong influence of complementary and alternative medicine, rather than a lack of knowledge."

PLoS One. 2015 Jul 31;10(7):e0134657. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134657. Can Additional Homeopathic Treatment Save Costs? A Retrospective Cost-Analysis Based on 44500 Insured Persons. "For all diagnoses, costs were higher in the homeopathy group than in the control group." I guess homeopathy can add to health care.

Hooking up to an IV drip is the latest health fad, but critics say there is little proof it works

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