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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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Points of Interest 04/25/2017

  Bill would let chiropractors do physical exams for student athletes Nearly eight in ten Canadians have used alternative medicines: survey States with the highest child vaccine rates Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/acr.23262. Self-Acupressure for Older Adults with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlle...
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Points of Interest 04/23/2017

RFK Jr vaccine beliefs – why experienced journalists don't take him seriously Steinberg: Bebe Vio raises her foil against anti-vax hysteria Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s11655-017-2753-9. Conventional acupuncture for cardiac arrhythmia: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials . Acupuncture as population control? The Amer...
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Points of Interest 04/22/2017

Chiropractor Discovers The Cause Of Diabetes . For real. Not the Onion. Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis . For real Not the Onion. Bill Nye Reminds Anti-Vaxers of the "Paradox of Protection" Anti-Vaxxers Are Furious With Sesame Street "Normalizing" Autism What kind of heartless jackass sees a much-needed advocate for autis...
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Points of Interest 04/20/2017

Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things Can Tea Bags Help With a Vaginal Tear? Here's How To Use Them Publicly funded chiropractic care should have strict limits, leaked report says Paper which was never made public calls previous report on chiropractic health-care savi...
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Points of Interest 04/13/2017

Progress on health coverage for acupuncture in Vermont. Patients Who Need Treatment Beyond the Spine Many D.C.s coordinate their patients' overall healthcare and see patients with conditions not traditionally associated with chiropractic care. 9 ridiculous things Rocky anti-vaccers said in measles scare The Texas Department of State Health Services...
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Points of Interest 04/12/2017

Legal opinion could curb 'dry needling' practice by physical therapists . But they wear gloves. The Immunity Community A Community Engagement Strategy for Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Dec 24;194:774-780. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.11.012. Epub 2016 Nov 10. Safety of essential bee venom pharmacopuncture as assessed in a randomized ...
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Points of Interest 04/11/2017

Homeopathy: Be Aware Of Its Three Insane Principles World Homeopathy Awareness Week: Try homeopathy for these 7 diseases that usually need surgery, suggests an expert . Evidently an expert in lunacy. Why debates with alternative health gurus so often turn ugly People Who Don't Vaccinate Their Kids Are Selfish Kaiser Permanente study tests new way t...
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Points of Interest 04/08/2017

J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016 Apr;46(2):249-59. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2016.46.2.249. Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity . Treatment vrs control. Always positive results. State acupuncturists celebrate new regulations Cooling kidney and spleen heat through acupuncture . In traditional Chinese medicine, obesity can be ...
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Points of Interest 04/06/2017

Is adrenal fatigue real? Forget the label and treat the stress . Alternative & Integrative Medicine Revealed . From the SkepVet William Shatner's Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread Woman's animal ban after she used homeopathy on ill cat instead of taking it to the vet Acupuncturists sue Colorado's physical therapy board over the...
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Points of Interest 04/01/2017

QUACK POTS Health chief Simon Stevens slams 'placebo' homeopathic treatments which 'wastes £4m of NHS cash each year' Babies are dying because of narcissistic activists. It must stop Noro Psikiyatr Ars. 2016 Mar;53(1):28-32. doi: 10.5152/npa.2015.9887. Epub 2016 Mar 1. Electroacupuncture Therapy in Nicotine Dependence: A Double Blind, Sham-Controll...
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It is April Fools and My Imagination is Lacking

My imagination fails very April Fools Days. I think I should be able to come up with a form of pseudo-medicine that is both ridiculous yet sounds like a 'reasonable' pseudo-medical treatment. And I can't do it. How to compete with homeopathy or reiki or Tong Ren ? There really are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in my p...
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Points of Interest 03/31/2017

Arkansas senators reject Medicaid chiropractic services bill No Scrubs Permitted: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Blog Post Is Not Advertising Actionable Under Lanham Act Here's Where Major Religions Actually Stand On Vaccines Deadly measles outbreak spreads in Europe as vaccinations fall J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0201. A...
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Points of Interest 03/30/3017

Friends for Science in Medicine . Newsletter No 15 The Army is using quack "battlefield acupuncture" based on junk science Trump Leaves Science Jobs Vacant, Troubling Critics Menopause. 2017 Mar 27. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000850 Acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes: clinical evidence update and its relevance to decision making. . "Acupuncture...
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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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Points of Interest 03/26/2017

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Mar 23;17(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1647-x. Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis . "In the treatment of CFS, CbAM and SAM may have better effect than other treatments. However, the included trials have relatively poor qua...
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Points of Interest 03/24/2017

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes Acupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatment A Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In Death Vaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanus Garfield Therapist Specializes In Mankind's Oldest Medicine: Leeches J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10...
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Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's death For scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personal Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control ...
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Points of Interest 03/14/2017

30% of Croatian Parents Reluctant to Vaccinate Their Children J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial : In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care = useless. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/201...
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Points of Interest 03/13/2017

Romania Urges Vaccinations to Stop Measles Outbreak Could the anti-vaccination movement be responsible for the deaths of 17 children? Yep. Should Unvaccinated Kids Be Banned From Daycare? Survey shows acupuncture spike . Have they graduated from needles? Scientists are conspicuously missing from Trump's government
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