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Points of Interest 04/18/2017

Homeopathy. 2016 Aug;105(3):233-9. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2016.02.005. Epub 2016 May 13. Survey on hand gestures relevance in patient practitioner communication: a homeopathic example . I got your hand gesture for homeopaths right here. CJEM. 2017 Apr 17:1-6. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.19. Back pain in the emergency department: Pathological fracture follow...
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MAR
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Points of Interest 03/29/2017

Man dead after acupuncture treatment Measles outbreak spreads across Europe as parents shun vaccinations, World Health Organisation warns The border won't protect Canadians against American anti-vaxxers Homeopathic medicines to escape NHS prescribing ban 4 Natural 'Cures' That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health
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FEB
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Points of Interest 02/04/2017

FDA Finds Poison In Homeopathic Teething Remedies Clin Med (Lond). 2017 Feb;17(1):43-45. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-1-43. Liquorice-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess presenting in the emergency department. . "A 65-year-old woman with a background of myalgic encephalitis, who was taking alternative medicines and dietary supplements, presen...
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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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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
02

Points of Interest 10/01/2016

FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels . "Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels." Woman to g...
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SEP
16

Lives, Time, Money, Health, and Hope Lost to Nonsense: Damn Right I'm Angry

Occasionally we get emails from people who think that one our articles represents a pro-pseudo-science stance. I suspect they not doing due diligence and actually reading the article. A selective lack of attention to detail  is a characteristic of the pseudo-medical field. For example I received the following: Hello Dr. Crislip, I came across ...
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SEP
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Points of Interest 09/15/2016

Actress dies from cancer aged 26 after choosing acupuncture and cupping instead of chemotherapy The many controversies of 'The Dr. Oz Show' Sen. McCaskill calls Trump and Dr. Oz a "marriage made in heaven" That time Congress railed against Dr. Oz for his 'miracle' diet pills What's Worse: The Zika Virus or the Anti-Zika Spray ?  Use of naled, ...
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JUL
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Points of Interest 07/28/2016

Should You Visit a Chiropractor for Back Pain? . No. CMS: people-oriented health care, or undermining integrity? I Regret Hiring an Anti-Vaccine Zealot to Care for My Sick Son J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Apr-Jun;12(2):535–42. doi: 10.4103/0973–1482.172716. Acupuncture for hot flashes in women with breast cancer: A systematic review . What a conclusion....
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JUL
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Points of Interest 07/03/2016

A Randomized Exploratory Study to Evaluate Two Acupuncture Methods for the Treatment of Headaches Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury California's vaccine law: Opponents moving, home schooling to avoid controversial mandate Chiropr Man Therap. 2016; 24: 26. Published online 2016 Jun 30. doi: 10.1186/s12998–016–0108–9 PMCID: PMC4928313 The new ch...
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JUN
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Points of Interest 06/23/2016

Stop vets offering homeopathy – placebo doesn't work for pets 7 Ways Alternative Medicine Tricks You Into Thinking It Works "We couldn't get into Medical School, so now we make it up as we go along" Americans Spend Over $30 Billion On Alternative Medicine Each Year The Homeopathic Anti-Vaxx Parents Who Killed Their Son Are Still Blaming Everyone bu...
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MAY
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Points of Interest 05/10/2016

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...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/13/15

Woman's chicken pox party concerns authorities Atlanto-axial infection after acupuncture . Anti-vaxxer's baby hospitalised with whooping cough ANOTHER FLU VACCINE MYTH – BIG PHARMA PROFITS
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/10/2015

Keeping your immune system healthy . Why 'Tolerating' Anti-Vaxxers Is a Losing Strategy . Anti-vaccination school hit by chickenpox epidemic . At least 25 per cent of pupils have been hit by the illness in the past fortnight. Heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and endangered species DNA found in traditional Chinese medicines, research finds When Acupunc...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11.20.2015

Complementary medicines review calls for stricter labelling in Australia Landmark report recommends that the Therapeutic Goods Administration step up its random testing of products amid high levels of non-compliance Woman Poisoned By Her Own Herbal Chinese Remedy, Suffers Severe Heart Problem . Top doctor blames anti-vaccination activists for Perth...
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/02/2015

The Point About Acupuncture: It Works . Nope. It doesn't. 1 in 5 pediatricians reject unvaccinated patients Pharmaceutical quantities of yohimbine found in dietary supplements in the USA . " Of the 49 yohimbine supplement brands sold at seven major retail chains in the USA, only 4.1% (2/49) provided consumers with both accurate information about th...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/15/2015

Homeopath and online retailer fined $115,000 over whooping cough claims Rationalist files complaint against practitioner of 'dynamic science' IT'S DIFFICULT TO BE A REAL SCIENTIFIC SKEPTIC – LET'S MAKE IT EASIER Disappointing Results Seen Thus Far for Choosing Wisely Dietary supplements send more than 23,000 people to the ER each year Double Vax Ju...
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Points of Interest 08/30/2015

10 Most Mind Numbingly Stupid Alternative Medicines . Homeopathy is #1. As it should be. Edinburgh grandmother loses bid to force NHS to fund homeopathy Mohammad Ali Taheri, Iranian author and researcher sentenced to death on fraudulent charges . "The Iranian government has sentenced him to death on the fraudulent charge of "spreading corruption on...
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JAN
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Points of Interest 01/24/2015

I Don’t Vaccinate My Child Because It’s My Right To Decide What Eliminated Diseases Come Roaring Back

Prim Dent J. 2014 Feb;3(1):28–9. A chemical burn from a garlic poultice applied to the face to treat toothache: a case report. “This case report is of a significant chemical burn to the face resulting from the use of an external garlic poultice for toothache. The patient used internet search engines to seek a toothache remedy and did not identify any reports of this complication. This report aims to inform all dentists of the risks of raw garlic application to the skin and also to ensure that in the future any patient using the internet for a toothache remedy will be made aware of the potential risk and how to avoid it.”

J Integr Med. 2015 Jan;13(1):20–4. The effects of Park sham needles: a pilot study.. “The researcher delivering the acupuncture recognized the needle type. However, both healthy and patient volunteers were blind to the needle type. This demonstrates that the Park sham needle is an effective single-blind control.” SO there is NO reason not to have a control in acupuncture studies.

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