Team USA go crazy for cupping!
There is no healing, there are no meridians, or energy flow, just quackery.
Rio seems to be drawing out the quackery:
Rio, Brazil has Naturopaths, Homeopaths, acupuncturists, and the like too!
Herbalists and witch doctors in Rio offer homemade remedies for Zika
What's the difference between Homeopaths, and Witch Doctors, quacks all?
Stephen Barrett, M.D. opens a can of whoop ass on medical fraud.
Sadly, if responsible medicine, and responsible scientist do not begin to get a handle on all of the quack research done in the name of responsible science, these "alternative," er, fraudulent operators will have a good argument that responsible medicine is not any better.
Special Report: Should You Keep Doing Pelvic Exams? How to Decide
The USPSTF has found there is Insufficient Evidence for Pelvic Exam Screening.
Medical studies muddying the waters are good for physicians who perform the underlying procedure . . .
Brouhaha About Metastatic Prostate Cancer in US
Medicine, and science more generally needs to come to grips with the fact that studies like these do nothing but damage the reputation of medical researchers, and scientist. This report was not calibrated to allow the clearing of the muddy water, it was either intentionally or negligently designed to muddy them.
Special Report: Do Advanced Nurses Need Physician Oversight?
Look, docs are the third largest killer of humans. These piker AN's are not keeping up the death toll, so let's create physician oversight!
PHYSICIANS ANGRY THAT THEY ARE THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE US DEMAND ARTICLE RETRACTION
DBS May Slow Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease
You know, the niggling "knowing" bit between being diagnosed, and being so riddles one has no present memories. I thought this was the bad part of the disease.
Harvard researcher’s PhD revoked, former group earns three more retractions - Retraction Watch
Researcher who sued to stop retractions earns his 7th - Retraction Watch
There is lot's of blood in the water right now. Expect this to only worsen.
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Physicians Launch Call for BMJ to Retract Medical Error Study
Alternate lede: Butthurt docs whinge.
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