Points of Interest 09/05/2015

From the Cleveland Clinic:  3 Things You Should Know About Chiropractors . "Chiropractors focus on prevention." The Alternative Medicine Racket: How the Feds Fund Quacks .  The NIH has spent $5.5 billion on bringing quackery—from faith healing to homeopathy—right into the heart of the American medical establishment. The Dark Side of Alter...
Continue reading
4003 Hits

Points of Interest 06/22/2105

Norwegian doctor loses her medical license, starts alt med practice . "So now after 25 years, and now with no medical license, she immediately started her own alternative treatment practice mostly to make a living she claims, even though she already has a new job at a local burger joint." FDA & FTC mull homeopathy's future More women choosing a...
Continue reading
3974 Hits

A Press Release Overstates Results

I received a press release today:

Massage Shown Effective Treating Female Infertility

In a landmark 10-year study, a therapeutic massage replaced surgery and was found effective treating the most common causes of female infertility.

The website certainly looks impressive but what might this landmark study be? It was

Ten-year Retrospective Study on the Efficacy of a Manual Physical Therapy to Treat Female Infertility

It has a number interesting methodological curiosities.

Continue reading
7747 Hits