MAY
13

Points of Interest 05/12/2017

Should complementary and alternative medicine charities lose their charitable status? Dutch boy can refuse chemotherapy, says Court Anti-Vaccine Site Mocks 'Muslim Measles'
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Points of Interest 04/26/2017

FDA Takes Action Against Fraudulent Cancer Products DSHEA Allowed 23 Yrs Of Disgraceful Cancer Claims By Supplement Makers J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0323. Acupuncture for Pain and Nausea in the Intensive Care Unit: A Feasibility Study in a Public Safety Net Hospital. " The most common single TCM diagnosis was Qi an...
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APR
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Points of Interest 04/24/2017

Bill to Guarantee Insurance for Naturopaths Held for Review California Has A Deadly Problem With Regulating Naturopathic Doctors What Your Alternative Health Provider Might Not Tell You About Megadosing Supplements More than half of Spaniards continue to believe that homeopathy works Acupuncturist told to 'smarten up' after leaving 40mm needle in m...
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APR
20

Points of Interest 04/19/2017

Maine Naturopaths Rally Behind Bill to Guarantee Insurance  Naturopaths in Maine are rallying behind a bill designed to prevent insurers from discriminating against health care providers who are licensed by the state. Following in the footsteps of Viagra, female libido booster Addyi shows up in supplements Anti-vaxxers "targeted" Minnesota's S...
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APR
08

Points of Interest 04/08/2017

J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016 Apr;46(2):249-59. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2016.46.2.249. Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity . Treatment vrs control. Always positive results. State acupuncturists celebrate new regulations Cooling kidney and spleen heat through acupuncture . In traditional Chinese medicine, obesity can be ...
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APR
07

Points of Interest 04/07/2017

Lacking Tdap vaccine, 44% of Richmond sixth-graders missed class this school year Canadians are undervaccinated. And now we're paying for it . Should naturopaths be allowed to perform sports physicals?
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MAR
31

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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FEB
21

Docs vs. Glocks: Court of Appeals Sides with Docs

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, sitting en banc , has struck down a Florida law that forbade physicians from inquiring into gun ownership as part of routine medical assessment. In doing so, it overruled a 3-judge panel of the same court which had previously ruled in Florida's favor and upheld the law. In 2011, the Florida Legislatur...
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FEB
17

Points of Interest 02/16/2017

5 things people believe despite compelling evidence to the contrary Disgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in London Burzynski ruling is in: Stan saddled with a overseer West J Nurs Res. 2015 Dec;37(12):1517-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548707. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Acupoint Stimulation on Weight Reduction for Obe...
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FEB
05

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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JAN
13

Points of Interest 01/12/2017

Naturopaths get their own licensing board in Mass.   They are as relentless as climate change. Convicted for using natural remedies to treat dying son, father back promoting alternative medicine Colorado Health Department warns of possible measles exposure in Denver metro area An unvaccinated adult contracted the diseases overseas and brought ...
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JAN
09

Points of Interest 01/08/2017

​ Dodgy claims for complementary medicines? Here's how the drug watchdog could have more bite Naturopathic medicine is good for Massachusetts . "It is time for Massachusetts consumers who seek out complementary therapies to be protected from unscrupulous practitioners, who can now falsely present themselves as naturopathic doctors." Cleveland Clini...
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JAN
04

Points of Interest 01/03/2017

Fake Medical Journals Are Spreading, And They Are Filled With Bad Science Doctors issue new year detox health warning Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money Will California's New 'Right to Try' Law Empower or Exploit Patients?
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NOV
30

How can you tell if a Naturopath is promulgating gibberish?

The answer is similar to the old saw, how can you tell if 'x' is lying? Their lips are moving. In Oregon ND's can be primary care physicians. Given the ND education and training, this is little short of making the minimum requirement for patient care the possession of  a Doctor Play Set . Our ND Play Set is filled to the brim with al...
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NOV
27

Dubious lab tests get reprieve after FDA backs off regulatory plan

The FDA's recent announcement that it would halt efforts to effectively regulate laboratory-developed tests no doubt caused a sigh of relief among practitioners of pseudoscience, for whom such tests offer a gateway to fabricated diagnoses and quack treatments . Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are designed, manufactured, and performed by a single ...
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NOV
18

Points of Interest 11/17/2016

Alternative medicine, supplement promoters selling pseudo-science 'genetic-based' treatments Why 'Naturopathic Medicine' Is An Oxymoron . "Comparing the education that physicians and naturopaths obtain in order to prepare for their professions reveals a large difference between the two. Although both schools have a four year program - the similarit...
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NOV
16

What is good for the drake isn't good for the hen.

A physician in California, Dan Orville Harper, MD, has been charged with negligence, gross negligence, and unprofessional conduct by the Medical Board of California. For what? For practicing homeopathy, energy therapy, ozone therapy, and craniosacral therapy We call that Naturopathy and those pseudo-medicines are part of the basis of their edj...
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OCT
23

​Naturopathic doctor registration bill before Pennsylvania Senate

The Pennsylvania House passed a naturopathic doctor (ND) licensing act ( House Bill 516 ) last year. On October 18, a Senate Committee radically altered HB 516 by striking it in its entirety and replacing it with a naturopathic registration bill, which is now before the Senate for "second consideration" on Monday, Oct. 24th. The bill...
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OCT
21

Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 5. pii: S0735–6757(16)30690–8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.001. Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review. . "In conclusion, for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular LBP, available evidence does not support the use of spinal manipulation...
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SEP
18

Massachusetts "Quack Full Employment Act" fails

​ Massachusetts Senate Bill 1136 , "An Act providing for consumer access to and disclosure of complementary and alternative health services," died at the end of July, when the formal legislative session of the 189 th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as it is officially known, ended. SB 1136 is a so-called "health freedom" bill, v...
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