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Points of Interest 02/20/2017

Here's What Happens When You Swallow a LeechHomeopaths are keeping Andrew Wakefield's 'anti-vax' fantasies aliveAcupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study. And Captain notes: But lack of full blinding a major trial limitationA Male Chiropractor Wants Women To Use Controversial Methods To Contain Menstrual Flow. When did stupid become Con...
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Points of Interest 02/19/2017

Holistic healers to get state approvalBMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Feb 17;17(1):116. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1613-7. An interpretive review of consensus statements on clinical guideline development and their application in the field of traditional and complementary medicine. "Despite … an emerging scientific evidence-base for traditional and com...
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Points of Interest 02/17/2017

Homeopathy for Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review. "The low or uncertain overall quality of the evidence warrants caution in drawing firm conclusions about intervention effects. Use of either Galphimia glauca or a homeopathic nasal spray may have small beneficial effects on the nasal and ocular symptoms of AR. The efficacy of isopathic treatmen...
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Points of Interest 02/16/2017

5 things people believe despite compelling evidence to the contraryDisgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in LondonBurzynski ruling is in: Stan saddled with a overseerWest J Nurs Res. 2015 Dec;37(12):1517-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548707. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Acupoint Stimulation on Weight Reduction for Obesit...
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Points of Interest 02/11/2017

Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmfulThe 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 a...
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Points of Interest 02/09/2017

10 Health Benefits of Shilajit: Alternative Medicine Remedies For Anti-Aging, Healing, Cognitive Strength, More. Shilajit looks to be Himalayan compost?Modern Acupuncture™ Opens First Location In ScottsdaleLondon woman releases images of bump after tumour removal. Treating with herbal medicines, acupuncture and exercises allowed fibroid to grow to ...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Experts warn against supplements for brain functionContaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patientIs Homeopathy Pseudoscience? Top Russian Science Body Thinks So Homeopathy sells dangerous lies to patientsWhy Can't Doctors Just Give Up on Vaccine Deniers?Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(6):2331-2340. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Comparing t...
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Points of Interest 02/06/2017

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 sickerFuror in China After Wikipedia Calls Acupuncture "Pseudoscience"Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):46-...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

While Consuming Homeopathy Medicines Take Care Of These 7 Basic Things, Or Results Won't Be Effective. "Do not put the medicine balls on your palm. The spirit in them vaporizes, and this renders the medicines ineffective."AIDS body rubbishes govt. hospital's claim on HIV cure. "A government-run homeopathy hospital in Hyderabad has been treating ove...
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Points of Interest 02/04/2017

FDA Finds Poison In Homeopathic Teething RemediesClin 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, presente...
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Points of Interest 02/02/2017

Is Red Yeast Rice A Safe Alternative To Prescription Cholesterol Medicine?Fake News Occurs In Politics And PoisonEur Respir Rev. 2017 Jan 31;26(143). pii: 160092. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0092-2016. Print 2017 Jan. A systematic review and meta-analysis of complementary and alternative medicine in asthma."…there was limited evidence on the effectivenes...
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Points of Interest 02/01/2017

Eating the placenta after childbirth -- researchers explore perceptions of health benefits and risksEditorial: The misadventures of anti-vaccine lawmakersAcupuncture Antitrust Suit Goes Forward In North Carolina. Physical therapists suing for the right to practice pseudo-science.Outcomes After High-Concentration Peroxide Ingestions. "Symptomatic hi...
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Points of Interest 01/31/2017

Saudi Arabia bans training on Reiki therapyVaccine advocates scramble to mobilize against threats to public healthEvid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:5869315. doi: 10.1155/2017/5869315. Epub 2017 Jan 4. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review. "The quality of half of the studies included is low, and ...
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Points of Interest 01/25/2017

SB277 RICO lawsuit – Bad arguments and conspiracy theories rejected. Another lawsuit attacking California law eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions fails.Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s11655-016-2750-4. Recommendations for acupuncture in clinical practice guidelines of the National Guideline Clearinghouse. "In the National Guide...
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Points of Interest 01/24/2017

​Homeopathy medicine, liquor mix sold to victims. "Investigation into the recent hooch tragedy that claimed six lives has revealed that the the prime suspect, Sheela, had mixed homeopathy medicine in the liquor mix she sold to the victims, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for Lying. "The term alternative medicine arose in 1974 to desc...
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Points of Interest 01/22/2017

The World's Top Hospitals Have Been Enabling Quack Medicine From the Cleveland Clinic to top university hospitals such as Harvard, an eagerness to cash in on the alternative medicine bonanza has encouraged the rejection of real science.The healing power of Tong Ren. THE goofiest form on acupuncture when you hit a doll with a magnetic hammer. Sponso...
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Points of Interest 01/21/2017

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6520475. doi: 10.1155/2016/6520475. Epub 2016 Dec 26. Potential Health Benefits of Deep Sea Water: A Review.. " It is usually associated with the following characteristics: low temperature, high purity, and being rich with nutrients, namely, beneficial elements, which include magnesium, calcium, potassi...
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Points of Interest 01/20/2017

Vaccine exemptions are on the rise in a number of US statesAcupuncture isn't the answer to a crying babyRed Yeast Rice, Sold as Statin Alternative, Has Similar RisksOrtop 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: no...
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Points of Interest 01/19/2017

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Points of Interest 01/18/2017

The Shadow Network of Anti-Vax Doctors Both mainstream and alternative doctors help patients avoid or delay vaccines. Trump's rhetoric might empower them further.

Senators on key panel reject Donald Trump's skepticism about vaccines

Feds say Southwest Acupuncture College failing its students

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