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X causes cancer! Not so fast.

But scaring yourself is so easy… US scientists challenge scares about food links to cancer | Science | The Observer. They are mainstay stories of tabloid newspapers and women’s magazines, linking common foods from burnt toast to low-fat salad dressing to cancer. But now US scientists have warned that many reports connecting familiar ingredients with…

Allegations of risk from alternative treatments spark debate about chiropractic and acupuncture

Alternative medicines ‘potentially unsafe’ Edzard Ernst, the country’s only professor of complementary medicine, said trials into treatments like chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture and herbal remedies too often failed to record incidents when patients suffered adverse effects. Studies were frequently run by “enthusiastic amateurs” more concerned about promoting alternative medicine than accurately reporting the science, he said.…

Acupuncture may have spread cancer: Case study published

Acupuncture-Related Rapid Dermal Spread of Breast Cancer: A Rare Case. We present a case of acupuncture manipulation-related cutaneous spread that no literature reported before. Post-acupuncture cutaneous spread was noted in a 54-year-old woman with left neck lymph node recurrence after complete surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. The results of chest computed tomography and skin biopsy…