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Points of Interest 04/03/2017

Sorry Paleo Pete, but I'll take medical qualifications over your 'common sense' any day Together with Marcus Blackmore Gift $10 Million to National Institute of Complementary Medicine for Research
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Points of Interest 04/02/2017

How my daughter died from a simple case of flu Five-week-old baby boy fighting for life in hospital after parents' refused a vital anti-vax shot
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Idaho legislature says chiropractors can cash in on vitamin infusion craze

Idaho chiropractors can cash in on the latest health craze, vitamin and mineral infusions , according to a bill passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor this past week. Chiropractors certified in "clinical nutrition" will be able to administer vitamins A and C and all B vitamins, plus minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium...
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Points of Interest 04/01/2017

QUACK POTS Health chief Simon Stevens slams 'placebo' homeopathic treatments which 'wastes £4m of NHS cash each year' Babies are dying because of narcissistic activists. It must stop Noro Psikiyatr Ars. 2016 Mar;53(1):28-32. doi: 10.5152/npa.2015.9887. Epub 2016 Mar 1. Electroacupuncture Therapy in Nicotine Dependence: A Double Blind, Sham-Controll...
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It is April Fools and My Imagination is Lacking

My imagination fails very April Fools Days. I think I should be able to come up with a form of pseudo-medicine that is both ridiculous yet sounds like a 'reasonable' pseudo-medical treatment. And I can't do it. How to compete with homeopathy or reiki or Tong Ren ? There really are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in my p...
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Points of Interest 03/31/2017

Arkansas senators reject Medicaid chiropractic services bill No Scrubs Permitted: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Blog Post Is Not Advertising Actionable Under Lanham Act Here's Where Major Religions Actually Stand On Vaccines Deadly measles outbreak spreads in Europe as vaccinations fall J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0201. A...
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Points of Interest 03/30/3017

Friends for Science in Medicine . Newsletter No 15 The Army is using quack "battlefield acupuncture" based on junk science Trump Leaves Science Jobs Vacant, Troubling Critics Menopause. 2017 Mar 27. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000850 Acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes: clinical evidence update and its relevance to decision making. . "Acupuncture...
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Points of Interest 03/29/2017

Man dead after acupuncture treatment Measles outbreak spreads across Europe as parents shun vaccinations, World Health Organisation warns The border won't protect Canadians against American anti-vaxxers Homeopathic medicines to escape NHS prescribing ban 4 Natural 'Cures' That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health
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Points of Interest 03/28/2017

Global Chiropractic Care Market Projected to be Worth USD 39.58 Billion by 2021 : Technavio. Worth is not the same as cost. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Mar 22. pii: S0022-0302(17)30249-7. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11805. Randomized, blinded, controlled clinical trial shows no benefit of homeopathic mastitis treatment in dairy cows . The results indicated no addi...
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Points of Interest 03/26/2017

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1647-x. Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis . "In the treatment of CFS, CbAM and SAM may have better effect than other treatments. However, the included trials have relatively poor qua...
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Oregon naturopaths want to dumb down insurer credentialing requirements

​ Oregon, of the 18 states that allow naturopaths to legally practice at all, is the only state that grants naturopaths the same scope of practice as a primary care physician  (PCP) MD or DO. The state also mandates that naturopaths be credentialed as PCPs by insurers. (Again, it is the only state to do so.) Obviously concerned about the inade...
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Iron Researcher. Whose Pseudo-Science Reigns Supreme

India has a tremendous amount of pseudo-medicine. They have a entire ministry devoted to pseudo-medicine, AYUSH, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. They have national Institutes devoted to these pseudo-medicines. India has 207 homeopathic colleges and colleges for naturopathy and yoga . Ayuvedric pseudo...
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Points of Interest 03/24/2017

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes Acupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatment A Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In Death Vaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanus Garfield Therapist Specializes In Mankind's Oldest Medicine: Leeches J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10...
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Points of Interest 03/22/2017

Encinitas woman dead after turmeric IV infusion Your Craniosacralist Will See You Now: Can A Startup Bring Alt Medicine To The Mainstream? SereneBook, a subscription-based holistic health network, is betting on the $30 billion alternative medicine industry. This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On Vitamin E and Se...
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Points of Interest 03/21/2017

Manitoba chiropractors need proactive oversight over members, says health lawyer
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Points of Interest 03/20/2017

VERIFY: Does chiropractic care help treat nervous system disorders? . KREM irresponsible reporting. Swisse pushes Coalition to reduce role of Therapeutic Goods Administration Multivitamins company wants Malcolm Turnbull's government to allow the industry to self-regulate. Yes, THAT will work out well. The face of chiropractic: evidence-based? . Old...
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Minnesota legislators invent new way to do a worthless acupuncture study. Taxpayers to pick up tab.

A Minnesota legislator, a chiropractor by trade, is bypassing the usual ways of doing a worthless acupuncture study by inventing his own methodology. Acupuncture studies are famous for their sloppiness: no placebo controls, comparing Treatment X to Treatment X plus acupuncture , lack of blinding, spinning negative results. All of this generates res...
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Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's death For scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personal Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control ...
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Points of Interest 03/17/2017

Our Opinion: State support for junk science is a bitter pill Naturopath is cleared in Alberta baby's meningitis death Shockingly, Fetus Water Will Not Cure Your Lesbianism Iowa attorney general: Drinkable sunscreen 'flat-out dangerous to consumers' Doctors Say Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinded 3 Women Trump budget calls for slashing biomedical a...
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Points of Interest 03/14/2017

30% of Croatian Parents Reluctant to Vaccinate Their Children J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial : In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care = useless. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/201...
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