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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MAR
03

Points of Interest 03/02/2017

Homeopathy conference at Oxford college 'promotes quackery ' Don't buy into the promise of a homeopathic cure Behind the scenes at Denver Zoo . Penguin acupuncture. Quackery of the month: Cincinnati Zoo uses chiropractic on tiger cub, adjusting spine to cure "failure to thrive" Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:9184034. doi: 10.1155/201...
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FEB
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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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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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DEC
17

Points of Interest . 12/17/2016

Cancer cure in our queen of fruits . Irresponsible journalism at its "finest". Alternative medicine deserves skeptical treatment Romania Measles Outbreak Grows, Officials Lower Age To Give Vaccine . 71,923 Romainians visited the US in 2014. Measles is a plane flight away. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar;30(3):247-58. doi: 10.1177/0269215515578699. Epub 2015...
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OCT
30

Keep CAM out of Australian cancer care

​ According to an article just published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology , only a few Australian hospitals integrate "complementary and alternative medicine" into their oncology treatment programs. Australians should consider themselves lucky. Here in the U.S., incorporation of pseudoscience into hospitals and academic medical centers appea...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/11/2015

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1057878. Epub 2016 Sep 19. Analysis of the Spectral Characteristics of Pure Moxa Stick Burning by Hyperspectral Imaging and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy . State: 'Integrative Medicine' Doc Left Woman's Cancer Untreated Lynnwood chiropractor placed on 3 years probation . "However, chiropractor...
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OCT
11

Points of Interest 10/10/2016

Should researchers study bunk science? Among respected scientists, a debate ensues . "The debate centers on whether it's still valid — or even ethical — to do research on products called nosodes, which are marketed as homeopathic "vaccines."" FDA Hammers Homeopaths, And More Media Links This Week Germany's 'alternative' clinics offer false hope to ...
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OCT
10

Points of Interest 10/09/2016

Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Oct 5;24:39. eCollection 2016. Awareness of radiographic guidelines for low back pain: a survey of Australian chiropractors. . "Only 50 % of Australian chiropractors report awareness of current radiographic guidelines for low back pain." In the Pink: Combining traditional, alternative medicine to treat breast cancer . Helpi...
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OCT
04

Points of Interest 10/03/2016

FDA Warns That Homeopathic Teething Products Are Dangerous Why did you get cancer? . An emotional plea for integrative medicine. Alternative Treatments Linked to Skipping Flu Shots NIH Will Spend $37 Million On Discredited Treatment That May Harm Patients Students choose to give flu vaccine the cold shoulder
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SEP
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Points of Interest 09/28/2016

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Oct;28:29–36. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.07.005. Epub 2016 Jul 29. Expected and perceived efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine: A comparison views of patients with cancer and oncologists . "Many patients reported that they did not experience the positive efficacy they had anticipated before use." A guide to the...
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SEP
10

Points of Interest 09/10/2016

The DEA Is Rushing To Criminalize Another Herb, And Congress Is Silent Thorax. 2016 Sep 8. pii: thoraxjnl–2016–209266. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl–2016–209266. Numerous metallic foreign bodies in whole body after acupuncture . "Furthermore, the short needles were not restricted to the subcutaneous and intramuscular area, but were also found adjacent to ...
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SEP
09

Points of Interest 09/09/2016

Think Americans fear vaccines? Check out the French. The adventures of bad chiropractic websites ."One of the most important duties in every chiropractic practice is building a client base…If you want to hook the best fish, you need the proper bait." Cancer patients duped into useless treatments as HCCC launches investigation Famed Anti-Vaxx Doctor...
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AUG
31

Points of Interest 08/30/2016

Homeopathic medicines can treat dengue, Chikungunya: Experts . LOL: "spread awareness among people about treatment of water-borne disease like dengue and chikungunya by homeopathic medicines." Billings woman named 2016 naturopathic physician of the year Is Cracking Your Back Safe ? Humor? "When you crack your joints, whether it be your neck, back, ...
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AUG
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Points of Interest 08/28/2016

Nurses Are Key to Referrals to Inpatient Integrative Medicine Services German practitioner suspected of killing patients with experimental drug Patients have Unrealistic Expectations for Alternative Cancer Treatments: Doctors Portland Today contributor: Petra Caruso. "Meet some of the contributors to our new Portland Today show, which debuts Sept. ...
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AUG
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Points of Interest 08/09/2016

Facebook bows to anti-science activists, shuts down 'We Love GMOs and Vaccines' Integrative Scientist Pizzorno: "Toxicity is the Primary Driver of Disease " Extracranial vertebral artery rupture likely secondary to "cupping therapy" superimposed on spontaneous dissection. Six signs you are being treated by a quack . He forgot to mention looking for...
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JUN
08

Points of Interst 06/07/2016

Does Naturopathy work? The truth about 'natural' medicine Dr Rob Willis opens Border Energetics to offer energetic medicine via NES therapy to people in Dean Street, Albury . "A NORTH East veterinarian who specialises in energetic medicine has branched out to treat patients of the human-kind in Albury." Is using alternative medicine to treat cancer...
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MAY
14

Points of Interest 05/13/2016

A Big-time Neuroscientist Threatened to Sue When I Asked About His Side Business Selling Supplement 'Tonics ' Naturopathy draws hostility it doesn't deserve . It deserves more. Prince Charles uses homeopathy on his cows when they're stressed Dear Prince Charles: an open letter about homeopathy from a chemist Ontario May Force Anti-Vaxxers to Take a...
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MAY
07

Points of Interest 05/06/2016

Alleged Medical Expert Mike Adams Attacks Respected Cancer Doctor Obamacare boosts DTap vaccination rates. Emergency Room Patients are Choosing Acupuncture Instead of Painkillers at Minneapolis Hospital Seen At 11: Mothers Turning To Controversial Practice Of Giving Chiropractic Care For Newborns Belle Gibson faces legal action over 'deceptive' cla...
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