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Points of Interest 05/30/2017

Homeopathy boy died of encephalitis We are in a crisis of crap health news — this week's reporting shows why Homeopathy. 2017 May;106(2):69-78. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2017.03.002. Epub 2017 Apr 7. Prevalence of homeopathy use by the general population worldwide: a systematic review.
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Points of Interest 05/20/2017

World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Apr 28;23(16):2928-2939. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2928. Comparison of the analgesic effects between electro-acupuncture and moxibustion with visceral hypersensitivity rats in irritable bowel syndrome. Int J Rheum Dis. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13091. Use of complementary and alternative medicines is associated ...
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Points of Interest 05/17/2017

'First Ever' Study Comparing Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children Shows Harm from Vaccines? This study, with its suspect statistics and devil-may-care attitude toward methodological design, has now had the honor of being "unpublished" by not one, but two journals. Here's How the Anti-Vaccination Movement Hurts Autistic People An overview of systema...
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Points of Interest 07/07/2017

Effects of homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions of Aconitum napellus on Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits. " Rectal temperature was measured with digital thermometer hourly." Poor bunnies J Integr Med. 2017 May;15(3):165-171. doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60338-8. Can a science-based definition of acupuncture improve clinical outcomes? . No. Texas Ho...
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Points of Interest 04/28/2017

  Wellness, Womanhood, and the West: How Goop Profits From Endless Illness Ridgecrest Herbals to Phase out Homeopathics in Their Formulas, Beginning with ClearLungs Extra Strength PLoS One. 2017 Apr 27;12(4):e0176394. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176394. eCollection 2017. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and delays in presentatio...
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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 04/24/2017

Bill to Guarantee Insurance for Naturopaths Held for Review California Has A Deadly Problem With Regulating Naturopathic Doctors What Your Alternative Health Provider Might Not Tell You About Megadosing Supplements More than half of Spaniards continue to believe that homeopathy works Acupuncturist told to 'smarten up' after leaving 40mm needle in m...
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Products without Chemicals: Cosmetics Join Homeopathic Products at CVS

In my feeds I received CVS Health Takes Major Step to Address Chemicals of Consumer Concern : Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products. A full list of the forbidden chemicals can be found here . Parabens are a preservative found in a variety ...
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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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Points of Interest 04/14/17

Homeopathy company launches nationwide recall of tablets blamed for infant seizures . Months later. This Dramatic Graph Shows How the Pro-Vaccine Movement Can Win In 'stealth move,' Michigan refines vaccine waivers, improves rate among kids Doctors have decades of experience fighting "fake news." Here's how they win . Pharmaceutical giant 'plotted ...
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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 04/06/2017

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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Homeopathic Ethics

I mentioned over at Science-Based Medicine a pair of trials that looked at the efficacy of homeopathy for preventing and treating  influenza. Homeopathy is water. You know that, I know that. That studies are done on the efficacy of water, and that IRB's/ethics committees will approve such studies, demonstrates that reality based medicine doesn...
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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 03/28/2017

Global Chiropractic Care Market Projected to be Worth USD 39.58 Billion by 2021 : Technavio. Worth is not the same as cost. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Mar 22. pii: S0022-0302(17)30249-7. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11805. Randomized, blinded, controlled clinical trial shows no benefit of homeopathic mastitis treatment in dairy cows . The results indicated no addi...
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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 03/09/2017

Academic Medical Centers At Risk Of Not Being Academic Or Medical How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey . "Students participating in elective courses had much more positive attitudes towards CAM, somewhat lower science and status orientation…" Boy, 2, WON'T have ...
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Points of Interest 03/04/2017

The Butchering of the Age of Reason . Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. Now, they want to throw that all out. The Kennedy Pushing His Own Fake News . As long as the pursuit of evidence-based answers has existed, so too have those pushing ...
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Points of Interest 03/02/2017

Homeopathy conference at Oxford college 'promotes quackery ' Don't buy into the promise of a homeopathic cure Behind the scenes at Denver Zoo . Penguin acupuncture. Quackery of the month: Cincinnati Zoo uses chiropractic on tiger cub, adjusting spine to cure "failure to thrive" Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:9184034. doi: 10.1155/201...
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Points of Interest 02/26/2017

What Homeopathic Medicine Offers to People with Lead Poisoning and Other Environmental Exposures . Giving diluted lead to treat lead poisoning. The Huffington Post is publishing a worthless intervention for a very serious disease. Someday someone may die as a result. Outrage as conspiracy theorist who says the earth is flat and gravity is a 'hoax' ...
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