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Points of Interest 01/17/2017

Jeremy Hunt made millions on sale of company that promoted courses in homeopathy Colic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture . see: http://www.dcscience.net/Science-Media-Centre-Roundup-acupuncture-Jan-2017.pdf On Homeopathy: The Undiluted Facts—An Interview with Edzard Ernst Trump's vaccine-commission idea is biased and dangerous No, Spokane's...
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JAN
07

Points of Interest 01/06/2017

The Most Honest Man in Medicine? Dr. Joseph Mercola reigns over a long-running "natural health" website and e-commerce empire. He wants to save people from pharmaceutical profiteers, toxic chemicals, and greedy doctors. But former colleagues and medical experts say he's more dangerous than the supposed threats he preaches about. What can the anti-v...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 11/30/2016

The New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines on Acupuncture: Wrong on Evidence, Wrong on Ethics . "The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published an update to its guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain that removes acupuncture as a recommended treatment....
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SEP
17

Points of Interest 09/17/2016

Oregon Makes Goat Yoga Into A Thing Donald Trump Trusts Dr. Oz, But A Bunch Of Doctors Don't The Hidden Dangers of 'Herbal' Diet Pills BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Feb 19;16:68. doi: 10.1186/s12906–016–1038–8. Effectiveness and safety of ShenXiong glucose injection for acute ischemic stroke: a systematic review and GRADE approach . Same as it ev...
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Points of Interest 04/27/2016

Is the end near for the chiropractic profession as we know it?   We can hope. Top Integrative Pain Researcher Urges End to Reductionist Dominance There's no such thing as 'alternative' medicine Teatox Party How laxative teas took over Instagram, one $250,000 celebrity endorsement at a time Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Apr 22. pii: S1542–35...
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JAN
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Who will that inconvenience?

There are a several of brouhaha's over pseudo-medicine in India  at present. One is the pronouncement by Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Chemistry 2009) who called astrology and homeopathy useless  harmful practices, and "bogus." That has not gone over well with the pseudo-medical community of India. The other concerns ...
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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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Points of Interest 09/24/2015

Thundering herd California's anti-vaccine brigade and the dark side of individualism James McEnaney: Why NHS Scotland should stop wasting money on homeopathy Swiss government approves national diploma in yoga . " In April this year, ayurveda was also included for a separate national diploma in naturopathy medicine along with Chinese and European tr...
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Points of Interest: 02/24/2015

Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Feb 20. pii: S1551–7144(15)00038–5. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.02.005. Are Indian yoga trials more likely to be positive than those from other countries? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Bias is more than money: “RCTs on yoga that are conducted in India have about 25 times the odds of reaching positive conclusions as those conducted elsewhere.”

Death of albino child in Tanzania highlights dangers of unchecked superstition

FTC cites melanoma apps and mosquito repellent wristbands as deceptive

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