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Points of Interest 02/18/2017

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Points of Interest 02/14/2016

Can an Integrative Health and Wellness Strategy Lead Colorado to Become the Nation's Healthiest State?. Unlikely.Time for complementary medicines to show proofWhen Anti-Vaxxers 'Win,' Kids With Autism Lose -- & That's HeartbreakingMedicinal marijuana users skeptical of product safety after recalls for banned pesticidesJ Affect Disord. 2017 Feb ...
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FEB
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Points of Interest 02/11/2017

Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmfulThe Cochrane Library Acupuncture for acute hordeolum. "The certainty of the evidence was low to very low mainly due to small sample sizes, inadequate allocation concealment, lack of masking of the outcome assessors, inadequate or unclear randomization method, and a...
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FEB
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Experts warn against supplements for brain functionContaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patientIs Homeopathy Pseudoscience? Top Russian Science Body Thinks So Homeopathy sells dangerous lies to patientsWhy Can't Doctors Just Give Up on Vaccine Deniers?Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(6):2331-2340. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Comparing t...
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Points of Interest 02/06/2017

Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects, research reveals They can cause kidney or liver damage, and are sometimes adulterated with steroids, pesticides, antibiotics or harmful metals.How herbal medicines could actually make you sickerFuror in China After Wikipedia Calls Acupuncture "Pseudoscience"Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):46-...
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FEB
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Points of Interest 02/01/2017

Eating the placenta after childbirth -- researchers explore perceptions of health benefits and risksEditorial: The misadventures of anti-vaccine lawmakersAcupuncture Antitrust Suit Goes Forward In North Carolina. Physical therapists suing for the right to practice pseudo-science.Outcomes After High-Concentration Peroxide Ingestions. "Symptomatic hi...
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JAN
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Points of Interest 01/20/2017

Vaccine exemptions are on the rise in a number of US statesAcupuncture isn't the answer to a crying babyRed Yeast Rice, Sold as Statin Alternative, Has Similar RisksOrtop 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: no...
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SEP
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Points of Interest 09/18/2016

JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2016 Sep 16;2(2):e153. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.5739. Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation Therapy on Twitter: Case Study Examining the Presence of Critiques and Debates. "In the abundance of tweets substantiating and promoting chiropractic and SMT as sound health practices and valuable business endeavors, the deb...
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SEP
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Points of Interest 09/05/2016

World Neurosurg. 2016 Aug 30. pii: S1878–8750(16)30773–2. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.090. An Acute Cervical Subdural Hematoma as the Complication of Acupuncture; Case Report and Literature Review.In traditional Chinese medicine, diabetic retinopathy is caused by a deficiency of yin. And they would be completely wrongSyst Rev. 2016 Sep 2;5(1):...
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Points of Interest 08/17/2016

Music Electroacupuncture Outperforms Antidepressant Drug For DepressionAre California Lawmakers Gullible Enough To Allow Naturopaths To Prescribe Drugs? "…recommending a specific amount of daily water intake for all is illogical…"Am J Case Rep. 2016 Aug 15;17:580–583. A Case Report of Poisoning Caused by Incorrect Use of Salvia.Eur J Obstet Gynecol...
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JUL
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Points of Interest 07/19/2016

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JUL
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Points of Interest 07/09/2016

ACCC investigates chiropractic clinic. "The ACCC has been asked to investigate after a man died while using a hyberbaric chamber run by a deregistered Melbourne chiropractor. - See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/vic/2016/07/09/accc-investigates-chiropractic-clinic-after-death.html#sthash.q2xxnqtZ.dpuf"Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 06/21/2016

How A Former Naturopath Can Help Unravel The Trickery of Alternative MedicineNaturopaths (Unfortunately) Just Took A Small Step Toward LegitimacyAnti-vaxxers still pushing "parental rights issue" despite dangerous resultsVaxxed Filmmakers Support Parents Convicted of Letting Their Toddler Die of MeningitisHealth journalism has a serious evidence pr...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/10/2016

Message to naturopaths: Magic isn't medicineLewisham shop 'conning' parents by claiming acupuncture and 'special powder' will cure autismSometimes, Herbal Remedies Can Kill YouIs It Really A Revolution? The Limits of Personalized MedicineJ Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 May 7. Exploring an herbal "wonder cure" for cancer: a multidisciplinary approach....
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/02/2016

"I was suffering from postpartum depression: My licensed naturopath recommended beer and marijuana to help me sleep."Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazardMainstream medicine's not perfect, but it beats the alternative4 Anti-Vaccination Arguments & How To Respond To ThemNatural News' Mike Adams libelously attacks Science-Based M...
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MAR
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Rat-Bastards

Rat-Bastards.Yes, I know the term is vulgar, but it is a great word. "A thoroughly despised or wretched person." It nicely sums up the opinion towards Big Pharma often held by fans of pseudo-medicine.And it is not that Big Pharma doesn't often deserve the designation. They do. Big Pharma has been found to participate in all number of nefarious and ...
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Points of Interest 11/27/2015

Father loses custody of boys after refusing to stop trying to cure their autism through homeopath.Forget the Vitamins, Get a Flu ShotEvid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:328642. Epub 2015 Nov 1. Effectiveness and Safety of Manufactured Chinese Herbal Formula for Knee Osteoarthritis: Insights from a Systematic Review." Same as it ever was: ...
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Points of Interest 11/17/2015

U.S. files criminal charges against sellers of Jack3d, other supplements.Natural health store 'misleads consumers over homeopathy'. "The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that ads for homeopathy from New Zealand natural health store "HealthPost" were misleading."17 natural therapies that the Australian government thinks 'ineffective'Review ...
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Point of Interest 10/19/2015

Why are placebos getting more effective?.Doctor of What? In Israel, Some Practitioners of Alternative Medicine Buy Themselves a Title. For a little as $2,600 you can receive a degree in complementary medicine from the United States or India and put 'Dr.' in front of your name, without having to spend any time on campusOPINION – ANTI-VACCINATION CUL...
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Points of Interest 09/15/2015

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour could support making HOMEOPATHY available on NHSU.S. Vaccination Rates Are Higher Than We Thought — But It's Not All Great NewsComplement Ther Med. 2015 Oct;23(5):685-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 31.A randomised, controlled, single-blinded study on the impact of a single rhythmical massage (anthroposophi...
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