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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

While Consuming Homeopathy Medicines Take Care Of These 7 Basic Things, Or Results Won't Be Effective . "Do not put the medicine balls on your palm. The spirit in them vaporizes, and this renders the medicines ineffective." AIDS body rubbishes govt. hospital's claim on HIV cure . "A government-run homeopathy hospital in Hyderabad has been treating ...
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Naturopathic "doctors" selling Mississippi a pig in a poke

Not even Sen. Josh Hawkins, the author of a bill licensing naturopathic "physicians" for the first time in Mississippi, could tell his colleagues what sort of education and training naturopaths have . ( Previous naturopathic licensing attempts in the state have failed. ) His colleague, Sen. Hob Bryan, admitted he didn't know what naturopathy i...
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Points of Interest 02/04/2017

FDA Finds Poison In Homeopathic Teething Remedies Clin Med (Lond). 2017 Feb;17(1):43-45. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-1-43. Liquorice-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess presenting in the emergency department. . "A 65-year-old woman with a background of myalgic encephalitis, who was taking alternative medicines and dietary supplements, presen...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Global Homeopathy Product Market: Increasing Demand for Dilutions to aid Revenue Rise at 18.2% CAGR 2016–2024, says TMR Middle school vaccine mandate cut whooping cough 53%
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Points of Interest 02/02/2017

Is Red Yeast Rice A Safe Alternative To Prescription Cholesterol Medicine? Fake News Occurs In Politics And Poison Eur Respir Rev. 2017 Jan 31;26(143). pii: 160092. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0092-2016. Print 2017 Jan. A systematic review and meta-analysis of complementary and alternative medicine in asthma. "…there was limited evidence on the effective...
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Points of Interest 02/01/2017

Eating the placenta after childbirth -- researchers explore perceptions of health benefits and risks Editorial: The misadventures of anti-vaccine lawmakers Acupuncture Antitrust Suit Goes Forward In North Carolina . Physical therapists suing for the right to practice pseudo-science. Outcomes After High-Concentration Peroxide Ingestions . "Symptomat...
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Points of Interest 01/31/2017

Saudi Arabia bans training on Reiki therapy Vaccine advocates scramble to mobilize against threats to public health Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:5869315. doi: 10.1155/2017/5869315. Epub 2017 Jan 4. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review . "The quality of half of the studies included is low, a...
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Points of Interest 01/30/2017

Dishing the dirt on detox . Science Under Threat 11 Biggest Epidemics in Human History Romania: Anti-vaxxer movement results in huge measles surge in 2016 . "Romania saw 15 measles cases in 2015. Since 2016, this number has blown-up to 2,165, including 13 fatalities." FDA confirms toxicity of homeopathic baby products; Maker refuses to recall . "Th...
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The enchanted primary care practitioner

​ New Mexico is truly the " Land of Enchantment ," just not in the way the state's promoters intended when they adopted that tagline. They wanted to conjure a feeling of pleasure or delight, one definition of the word "enchantment." But enchantment's other meaning – witchcraft, sorcery, magic – comes closer to the true spirit of the place when you ...
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Points of Interest 01/28/2017

J Pharmacopuncture. 2016 Dec;19(4):319-328. doi: 10.3831/KPI.2016.19.033. Embryonic Zebrafish Model - A Well-Established Method for Rapidly Assessing the Toxicity of Homeopathic Drugs: - Toxicity Evaluation of Homeopathic Drugs Using Zebrafish Embryo Model. "Our findings clearly demonstrate that no toxic effects were observed for these three homeop...
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Points of Interest 01/27/2017

What the FDA doesn't know about alternative medicine—thanks to politics—could kill you The dangerous consequences of accepting even one "alternative facts" FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products Anti-Fake News Tool: A Psychological Vaccine That Can Immunize The Public, According To Study
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Points of Interest 01/26/2017

HPV vaccine fall off blamed on 'fake news' A guide to DIY homeopathy might seem amusing. Actually it's terrifying A Japanese Medical Centre Is Testing Laughter As A Cancer Treatment What The Medical Intuitive To The World's Elite Can Teach Any Entrepreneur Feeling Stuck . How to fool people with utter nonsense?
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Not Even Wrong: Chiropractic and Bedwetting

The Joint Chiropractic has an article called Childhood Bed-wetting: Could Chiropractic Be the Answer ? Betteridge's law rules again: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no." The understanding by chiropractic as to the pathophysiology of bedwetting? There's a bit of an explanation for why it happens, so bear w...
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Points of Interest 01/25/2017

SB277 RICO lawsuit – Bad arguments and conspiracy theories rejected. Another lawsuit attacking California law eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions fails. Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s11655-016-2750-4. Recommendations for acupuncture in clinical practice guidelines of the National Guideline Clearinghouse . "In the National Gui...
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Alternative Facts are so yesterday. We need Integrative Facts

I thought I had a solution to all the hassles of medicine. Don't want to go with standard treatments as they are too expensive or inconvenient? Use alternative facts. Here is some oral PCN VK for your MRSA endocarditis. Infection rates up and we have to report it to the feds? Use alternative facts and say the rates are zero. Don't know the right an...
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Points of Interest 01/24/2017

​ Homeopathy medicine, liquor mix sold to victims . "Investigation into the recent hooch tragedy that claimed six lives has revealed that the the prime suspect, Sheela, had mixed homeopathy medicine in the liquor mix she sold to the victims, " Lies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for Lying . "The term alternative medicine arose in 1974 to ...
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Naturopathic licensing and practice expansion bills filed in state legislatures

​ Via the magic of Legislative Alchemy, the new year brings a flurry of naturopathic licensing and practice expansion legislation to the halls of state legislatures. The goal of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is full primary care scope of practice for naturopaths in all 50 states. Their efforts, fueled by lobbying funds from di...
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Points of Interest 01/22/2017

The World's Top Hospitals Have Been Enabling Quack Medicine From the Cleveland Clinic to top university hospitals such as Harvard, an eagerness to cash in on the alternative medicine bonanza has encouraged the rejection of real science. The healing power of Tong Ren . THE goofiest form on acupuncture when you hit a doll with a magnetic hammer. Spon...
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Points of Interest 01/21/2017

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6520475. doi: 10.1155/2016/6520475. Epub 2016 Dec 26. Potential Health Benefits of Deep Sea Water: A Review. . " It is usually associated with the following characteristics: low temperature, high purity, and being rich with nutrients, namely, beneficial elements, which include magnesium, calcium, potass...
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Points of Interest 01/20/2017

Vaccine exemptions are on the rise in a number of US states Acupuncture isn't the answer to a crying baby Red Yeast Rice, Sold as Statin Alternative, Has Similar Risks Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2016 Oct 28;18(5):409-424. doi: 10.5604/15093492.1224615. Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Analysis of Current Knowledge . Conclusion...
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