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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 02/18/2017

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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 02/12/2017

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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 02/03/2017

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 02/03/2017

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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 01/30/2017

Dishing the dirt on detox.Science Under Threat11 Biggest Epidemics in Human HistoryRomania: Anti-vaxxer movement results in huge measles surge in 2016. "Romania saw 15 measles cases in 2015. Since 2016, this number has blown-up to 2,165, including 13 fatalities."FDA confirms toxicity of homeopathic baby products; Maker refuses to recall. "The Natio...
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Points of Interest 01/28/2017

J Pharmacopuncture. 2016 Dec;19(4):319-328. doi: 10.3831/KPI.2016.19.033. Embryonic Zebrafish Model - A Well-Established Method for Rapidly Assessing the Toxicity of Homeopathic Drugs: - Toxicity Evaluation of Homeopathic Drugs Using Zebrafish Embryo Model. "Our findings clearly demonstrate that no toxic effects were observed for these three homeop...
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Points of Interest 01/27/2017

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Points of Interest 01/26/2017

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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 01/17/2017

Jeremy Hunt made millions on sale of company that promoted courses in homeopathyColic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture. see: http://www.dcscience.net/Science-Media-Centre-Roundup-acupuncture-Jan-2017.pdfOn Homeopathy: The Undiluted Facts—An Interview with Edzard ErnstTrump's vaccine-commission idea is biased and dangerousNo, Spokane's mump...
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Points of Interest 12/21/2016

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes. Dumb statement of the week: "A course of acupuncture treatment — six to ten sessions — may stabilize the body's ability to regulate its temperature." From Sloan KetteringVibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (17ACUP10). "This con...
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Points of Interest 12/16/2016

Chiropractors furious at Melbourne clinic screening of anti-vaccination film Vaxxed. "A chiropractic clinic in Melbourne has hosted a screening of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed​, infuriating chiropractors who say a minority of "rogue" practitioners is bringing their profession into disrepute."Cops fail to keep a check on quack menace in city. "D...
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Points of Interest 12/15/2016

6 Steps to DIY Cupping Therapy for Clear SkinFront Neurol. 2016 Nov 30;7:211. eCollection 2016. Upper Trunk Brachial Plexus Palsy Following Chiropractic Manipulation.J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Mar;22(3):197-203. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0146. Epub 2016 Feb 25. A Clinical Evaluation of a Hepatitis C Nosode in the Treatment of Hepatitis C.Failing to ...
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Points of Interest 12/14/2016

Skepticism of Alternative Medicine Lingers. A lack of scientific evidence keeps some in the field wary."There are always going to be some physicians who are more open and flexible, and then there are going to be others who are more resistant." You mean open and flexible to science and medicine and resistant to fantasy? Somehow I think not.Consumers...
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Points of Interest 12/13/2016

Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestockKinesiology: Tapping into your body's energy flowMore foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in ChinaApple cider vinegar use more anecdotal than ScientificModern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchises ...
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