Society for Science-Based Medicine
Covering issues concerning the Society and Science-Based Medicine.
The Butchering of the Age of Reason. Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. Now, they want to throw that all out.The Kennedy Pushing His Own Fake News. As long as the pursuit of evidence-based answers has existed, so too have those pushing mum...
Don't Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures. 10 out of the 156 bad medical practices involved acupuncture.Is Donald Trump making you sick?Canada's Bad Science Watch wants to know if purveyors of "natural" health products are following the law. Volunteers needed.Some anti-vaccination attacks on Oklahoma lawmaker are beyond the pale.Re...
Do you know what's in the herbal medicine you're taking?'Anti-vaccine' teacher found guilty of professional misconductRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseDeepak Chopra explains recent study that may revolutionize medicineVitamin IVs promise to erase jet lag and clear your mind. Where's the evidence?FTC cracks d...
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 ...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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):...
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...
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...
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...
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....
"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...
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 ...