Society for Science-Based Medicine
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Australia's anti-vaxxer movement using tried and true methods to instill fear and doubt 'Scientific quackery': UBC study says it's debunked controversial MS procedure Some health fads may not be all that healthy Is it really "FDA approved?" Review raises questions about herbal meds for heart problems
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 ...
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 pal...
Do you know what's in the herbal medicine you're taking? 'Anti-vaccine' teacher found guilty of professional misconduct Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose Deepak Chopra explains recent study that may revolutionize medicine Vitamin IVs promise to erase jet lag and clear your mind. Where's the evidence? FTC cra...
Can an Integrative Health and Wellness Strategy Lead Colorado to Become the Nation's Healthiest State? . Unlikely. Time for complementary medicines to show proof When Anti-Vaxxers 'Win,' Kids With Autism Lose -- & That's Heartbreaking Medicinal marijuana users skeptical of product safety after recalls for banned pesticides J Affect Disord. 2017...
Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmful The 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...
Experts warn against supplements for brain function Contaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patient Is Homeopathy Pseudoscience? Top Russian Science Body Thinks So Homeopathy sells dangerous lies to patients Why Can't Doctors Just Give Up on Vaccine Deniers? Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(6):2331-2340. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Compari...
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 sicker Furor in China After Wikipedia Calls Acupuncture "Pseudoscience" Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):...
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...
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...
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 de...
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 wrong Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 2;...
Music Electroacupuncture Outperforms Antidepressant Drug For Depression Are 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 Gyne...
Lead-poisoning case linked to Ayurvedic supplements renews concerns about herbal remedies Research Casts Doubt on the Value of Acupuncture Del Bigtree crosses the line: tells Vaxxed audience "Now's the time" for guns. A Skeptical View of Herbal Medicine
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. ...
How A Former Naturopath Can Help Unravel The Trickery of Alternative Medicine Naturopaths (Unfortunately) Just Took A Small Step Toward Legitimacy Anti-vaxxers still pushing "parental rights issue" despite dangerous results Vaxxed Filmmakers Support Parents Convicted of Letting Their Toddler Die of Meningitis Health journalism has a serious evidenc...
Message to naturopaths: Magic isn't medicine Lewisham shop 'conning' parents by claiming acupuncture and 'special powder' will cure autism Sometimes, Herbal Remedies Can Kill You Is It Really A Revolution? The Limits of Personalized Medicine J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2016 May 7. Exploring an herbal "wonder cure" for cancer: a multidisciplinary appro...
" I was suffering from postpartum depression: My licensed naturopath recommended beer and marijuana to help me sleep ." Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard Mainstream medicine's not perfect, but it beats the alternative 4 Anti-Vaccination Arguments & How To Respond To Them Natural News' Mike Adams libelously attacks Science-B...
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 an...