Alternative Medicine

Measles virus trained in California

The good news in this story is that thanks to a relatively high immunization rate, herd immunity has (so far) protected against a wider-spread outbreak after an infected passenger rode a commuter train during rush hour. The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home (Los Angeles Times): The latest threat comes from an unnamed…

Why do I keep wanting to spit whenever I have to say this Doctor’s name?

Burzynski blinds people of reason, uses his patients in more ways than one. This is heartbreaking, not heartwarming. Grandfather goes to Washington to try and save ill Hudson granddaughter | New Hampshire NH People. Fed up with unreturned calls to the FDA, Frank LaFountain drove himself to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt…

Fatal buttocks injection case heads to court

These stories are not only difficult to write but difficult to comprehend. We’ve had a few stories about people undergoing illegal cosmetic procedures by unlicensed, CLEARLY questionable, administrators in unsafe conditions. But they pay! They go through with it. It can cost them their health and their lives. Trial for ‘Pebbelz Da Model’ begins Monday…

FDA issues consumer update on supplements for concussions

The FDA issues a consumer update stating that unscrupulous companies are pushing useless “treatments” for concussions. Consumer Updates > Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No. Exploiting the public’s rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic…