Tag Archive for complementary medicine

Criminal charges against naturopath who injected patient with magnesium (UPDATE)

UPDATE: An unsatisfying ruling in this case. Mitra Javanmardi, Quebec naturopath in fatal injection case, found not guilty “The judge recognized that the victim died of receiving an injection that was contaminated [by bacteria], and obviously the accused is not supposed to do any injections or IV treatments here in Quebec,” Crown prosecutor Geneviève Dagenais said outside…

Have your say to the FDA on homeopathic products!

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The US FDA will hold a public hearing on homeopathic products. What does this mean? It means the agency is considering adjusting the current enforcement policies to reflect changes in the homeopathic product marketplace over the last approximately 25 years. That sounds like a PLAN and a great opportunity! Homeopathic Product Regulation: Evaluating FDA’s Regulatory…

From Alternative to Integrative, the NIH changes a branch name

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You KNEW this rebranding stuff was coming. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has changed its name to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Because alternatives to medicine DON’T work and they finally got that point. What the point of the rest of this is, I still don’t see. NIH complementary and integrative health…

No wiki woo woo

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We sent the link to this story out yesterday in leftovers but Guy Chapman has written it up for us in a post worth reading. Thanks, Guy.  If there’s one thing proponents of SCAM (Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine) cannot stand, it’s objective unbiased information. Wikipedia’s policies have long mandated against giving undue weight to…

Turkey’s health ministry takes important steps to regulate alternative medicine

Turkey organizes a way to regulate alternative medicine practitioners. POLITICS – Turkish health ministry forms legislation regulating alternative medicine. The Health Ministry has completed legislation on alternative medicine practices, taking a big step toward regulation of the currently disordered field. The legislation on “Traditional Supplementary and Alternative Medicine Practices” has been finalized after four years…

Zoo swan is victim of quackery

Zoo acupuncture is popular. I feel bad for the poor critters having to endure the silliness. Phila. Zoo experimenting with acupuncture – Philly.com. Donna Ialeggio, a staff veterinarian at the Philadelphia Zoo, has been trying to cure a black-necked swan’s bumblefoot for 31/2 years. She’s finally found something that seems to be working: acupuncture. “The…

Don’t mix herbs with your prescriptions

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Herbal remedies linked to drug side effects – Telegraph. Interactions between prescription drugs and herbal or dietary supplements can cause complications including heart problems, chest and abdominal pain and headache, according to a review of existing evidence. Remedies and supplements including ingredients like St John’s wort, magnesium, calcium, iron and ginkgo caused the greatest issues,…

‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ mag threatens legal action against Simon Singh (UPDATE: libel backtracking)

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Simon Singh threatened with legal action for criticising health magazine The science writer and libel reform campaigner Simon Singh has been threatened with legal action after criticising an alternative health magazine on Twitter. Earlier this week, Singh took to the social media network to denounce a magazine called What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY). Described…

Malaysia government hospitals may soon offer patients choice with traditional medicine bill

Malaysians may soon have a choice between modern, traditional or complementary medicine when seeking treatment in government hospitals. Government hospitals may soon offer alternative treatment – Parliament. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said even though this was not the current standard operating procedure at government hospitals, traditional and complementary medical services could be…

Ayurvedic skin care product blamed for lead poisoning

8 ill after using toxic skin product: Health24: Skin & Hair: News. City authorities in Durban have issued a warning to customers who bought an over-the-counter skincare product after eight people were hospitalised. The Daily News reported that officials were now looking for other customers of the ayurvedic product Skintocare, which is imported from India…

Believers and skeptics out their views over holistic medicine center in Michigan

Oaklawn (Michigan) Hospital’s Holistic Center is the focus of a skeptics versus believers feature piece: Oaklawn Hospital gives alternative medicine a try Holistic methods spark controversy Holistic services are those that aim to treat patients as a whole person, physically and emotionally, rather than attacking one specific cause or symptom of a disease or condition.…