Quacks, trends, bans, and more…

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A horrifying survey of “pediatric naturopathic oncology” practice: It’s a rallying cry of quacks the world over, even though we already have far more than enough evidence to conclude that a large number of the treatments (e.g., reiki, restrictive diets, … [Read more...]

Insurance, legal errors, rewards, and more…

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Reform Calls: Private health insurance at the crossroads: There is a plethora of data from other countries supporting primary care strategies that reduce hospital admissions for medical problems. The $11 billion of support for PHI should be steadily diverted to pay … [Read more...]

Ebola, flu, interpreters, and more…

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A Canadian journalist calls out pediatric chiropractic again, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association responds…again“It (infant chiropractic) is at best a misguided treatment based on a true belief in chiropractic philosophy and a profound ignorance of infant medicine, and … [Read more...]

Healthy food, celebrity fraud, concussion, and more…

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Where food meets medicine – reform needed: “…the regulation of health claims for foods and therapeutic goods is inconsistent; complaint systems are inadequate, no effective penalties are applied for documented breaches of the law, and questionable (and potentially dangerous products) are … [Read more...]

Junk Science, defining sickness, anti-perspirants, and more…

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Is the tide finally turning against anti-vax junk science? Online debate says Yes! “We have found some possible signs of good news: Initially, most of the information on Twitter was dominated by people who opposed vaccinations. But in 2017, the scenario appears to have … [Read more...]

Weight-loss, chronic pain, Facebook, and more…

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CSIRO profiting from weight loss pill with no scientific backing: The pills, marketed as ‘Metabolic C12’ contain lauric acid, which has some early evidence behind it as an appetite suppressant. However, it has never been tested for weight loss. The Impromy [Read more...]

Health threats, tooth decay, sunscreens, and more…

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WHO – Vaccine hesitancy top health threat: “Recent studies have shown that those with anti-vaccine views are particularly susceptible to the Dunning-Kruger effect: ‘More than a third of respondents in our sample thought that they knew as much or more … [Read more...]

Vitamin D, aluminium, illegal pills, and more…

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Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease: This new trial answers important questions that had been raised in previous reviews. The US Preventive Services Task Force has previous concluded that there was insufficient evidence … [Read more...]

Vertigo, vaccines (still), jumping out of planes, and much, much more…

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Homeopathic VaccinesHere is an interesting wrinkle in the alternative medicine world: homeopathic vaccines. This is a cool way to alleviate your guilt for not vaccinating your children without having to resort to a medical intervention. They contain no … [Read more...]