QuackCast

QuackCast

Synopsis

A review of Quacks, Frauds and Charlatans. Oops. Thats not right. That should be Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine i.e. SCAMs. Winner in 2009, 2010, and 2011 of The Peoples Choice Podcast Awards for Best Health Podcast. A side project of Pusware LLC, home of the Infectious DIsease Compendium: A Persiflagers Guide, your uber hyperlinked guide to Infectious Disease, the Persiflagers Infectious Disease Puscast and a Gobbet o Pus.

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Episodes

  • Quackcast 60. Triskaidekaphobia times two.
    29/07/2019

    A reflection on the capacity of the immune system.

  • Quackcast 143: More Dialogs
    29/07/2019

    The solution to US health care does not lie in adding magic.

  • Quackcast 162: Bias and Spin
    29/07/2019

    Bias determines conclusions.

  • Quackcast 210: Treating the Terrain of Chronic Sinus Infections. A LAc of understanding.
    09/04/2017

    Acupuncture Today. “Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig; es ist nicht einmal falsch!” It is because they LAc an understanding of medicine.

  • Quackcast 211: Vitamin C and Sepsis. All Sound and Fury? Much Ado About Nothing?
    09/04/2017

    Is intravenous vitamin C helpful in sepsis? I hope so, but past experience render me skeptical.

  • Quackcast 206: Chinese BioMedical Research-Sturgeon’s Law In Action
    16/03/2017

    A Chinese government investigation has found that 80%, yes eighty percent, of Chinese biomedical research is fabricated. I bet that is an underestimate for Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine.

  • Quackcast 207: Board Disciplinary Actions. What Naturopaths Really Do Not Want You To Know
    16/03/2017

    Disciplinary actions against ND’s in Oregon by the Board. How to find them and what they are.

  • Quackcast 208: Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work? Annotated.
    16/03/2017

    Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work? You would think it does if you read the article but not if you actually read the literature.

  • Quackcast 209: Influenza Vaccine and Health Care Workers. More than one way to skin a literature
    16/03/2017

    There are many ways to apply the medical literature. For me it starts with the premise that health care workers may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

  • Quackcast 202: Blue Light. Special?
    11/01/2017

    To summarize: The truth of blue light? Who cares?

  • Quackcast 203: Reiki and Therapeutic Touch. Compare and Contrast
    11/01/2017

    An undate on a popular, yet worthless, pseudo-medicine.

  • Quackcast 204: It’s Hard Out There for a Psychic
    11/01/2017

    There is no difference between a psychic scam and a pseudo-medical SCAM.

  • Quackcast 205: Acupuncture’s Big Myth
    11/01/2017

    That there is a thing that can be called acupuncture.

  • Quackcast 199: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease Speculcation
    23/10/2016

    Is chronic fatigue a hibernation state?

  • Quackcast 200: Infectious Diseases and Cancer
    23/10/2016

    The many ways cancer and infection interact.

  • Quackcast 201: When should I get the influenza vaccine?
    23/10/2016

    When should I get the influenza vaccine?

  • QuackCast 1. Opening Salvo
    21/09/2016

    An occasional skeptical and sarcastic review of alternative medicine. Today: General approach to human stupidity.

  • QuackCast 2. Echinacea
    21/09/2016

    Echinacea. A useful adjunct or a load of crap. What do you think I’m going to say? Crap.

  • QuackCast 3. Homeopathic Theory
    21/09/2016

    Of all the kinds of alt.med available, Homeopathy has to be the most retarded. And thats saying something. Listen and see why.

  • QuackCast 4. Homeopathy Clinical Trials
    21/09/2016

    Clinical trials of homeopathy are of poor quality and treat self limited diseases. The better the study, the less well homeopathy does. In the best meta analysis to date, it is concluded that homeopathy doesn't work. Duh.

  • QuackCast 5. Placebo Effect
    21/09/2016

    Alt.med effects are often attributed to the placebo effect. Turns out the placebo effect does not exist. So when the effect of alt.med is equal to placebo effect, it is the same as saying it is equal to nothing. How true, how true.

  • QuackCast 6. Prayer
    21/09/2016

    A review of the medical literature suggests that prayer is not an efficacious therapeutic intervention for medical illnesses. And I am almost certainly going to h e double toothpicks, if you know what I mean.

  • QuackCast 7. Theory of Acupuncture
    21/09/2016

    The theory of acupuncture is reviewed and found to be wanting when compared with reality. It has no biologic or physiologic plausibility.

  • QuackCast 8. Acupuncture's Efficacy
    21/09/2016

    The efficacy of acupuncture is reviewed and found to be wanting when compared with reality. It doesn't work and has the potential to cause real harm. copyright 2006 Mark Crislip Creative Commons.

  • QuackCast 9. Lies, Damn Lies and the use of alt med
    21/09/2016

    34% to 42% of Americans use alternative medicine each year. True? Of course not. See how data is misrepresented to support nonsense.

  • QuackCast 10. History and Theory of Chiropractic
    21/09/2016

    The theory of chiropractic is reviewed and found to be wanting when compared with reality. It has no biologic or physiologic plausibility. But it doesn't stop the AMA having its legal rear handed them by the Chiropractors. Copyright 2006 creative common.org.

  • QuackCast 11. Evidence to Support Efficacy and Complications of Chiropractic
    21/09/2016

    Does Chiropractic work for low back pain? Other diseases? Is it safe? What does it take to get into Chiropractic School? The answer to all this and more in this podcast. Copyright 2006, creative commons

  • QuackCast 12. How to Identify Quackery and Homeopathic Horrors
    21/09/2016

    Seven rules of thumb to identify quackery, with examples. Also more on the potential dangers of homeopathy. Copyright 2006, creative commons.

  • QuackCast 13. Herbal "Remedies". Like "Fresh" Fish.
    21/09/2016

    A tour of some popular herbs. Reviewing the medical literature with commentary of the following herbs: echinacea, ginkgo, st johns wort, black cohash, saw palmetto, and glucosamine/chondrotin. Copyright 2007 Mark Crislip.

  • QuackCast 14. Naturopathy Quacks of all trades, masters of none
    21/09/2016

    A review of the practice of naturopathy, not particularly favorable for some odd reason. Copyright 2007, Pusware LLC and Mark Crislip.

  • QuackCast 15. Magnet ‘Therapy’
    21/09/2016

    A review of magnets as a medical intervention. I really should have called it the crap cast, because this is crap. Not the podcast. Magnetic therapy. Copyright 2007 Creative Commons.

  • QuackCast 16. Probiotics
    21/09/2016

    A review of probiotics: theory, use and complications. Copyright 2007 Creative Commons

  • QuackCast 17. Update 1 NUCCA and Hypertension
    21/09/2016

    An evaluation of "Atlas vertebrae realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study." Published in 2007 in the journal of Human Hypertention. Podcast copyright 2007, PuswareLLC and creative commons.

  • QuackCast 18. Update 2 Echinacea Meta Anal Ysis
    21/09/2016

    The Lancet published a meta anal ysis of echinacea and concluded it was effective. Is it true? Well, what is truth? Listen to the podcast and hear my truth. Copywrite 2007 Pusware LLC.

  • QuackCast 19. Iridology
    21/09/2016

    A look at the iridology, a form of fiction mistaken as a diganostic modality. Copywrite 2007 Pusware LLC and Creative Commons.

  • QuackCast 20. Influenza myths
    21/09/2016

    The flu can kill you. What YOU can do to prevent it. Tonight on the 10 o'clock news. Plus, the truth behind Brittany's hair. Copywrite 2007, creative commons. Pusware LLC.

  • QuackCast 21. Acupuncture update
    21/09/2016

    Quackcast 21, my podcast can now drink in Oregon. A review of the medical literature of SCAMS: supplements, complementary and alternative medicine. Copywrite 2007, creative commons.

  • QuackCast 22. Boost your immune system And die
    21/09/2016

    A cursory review of the immune system and then a review of some medical literature that suggests boosting it will cause you to die die die die die die die die die die die die die........ Got carried away. Were all gonna DIE!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry. I panic easily. Copyright 2007, Creative commons license and Pusware LLC.

  • QuackCast 23. Trust No One. But me
    21/09/2016

    What an article says and what people say it says, and what people say it says it says etc are often not the same thing. I tediously dissect a medical paper and comment of what two commentators say it says. If this kind of description, much less the podcast, is not itself a near death experience, I do not know what is. Copyright 2008, creative commons.

  • QuackCast 24. The Yeast Dis Connection
    21/09/2016
  • QuackCast 25. Fungi Shui
    21/09/2016
  • QuackCast 26. Alternative Aviation
    21/09/2016

    Recycled material from the Scienced Based Medicine Blog. Green and copyright 2008, Pusware LLC.

  • Quackcast 27. Acupuncture and Chiropractic Update
    21/09/2016

    A review of Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine ie SCAMS. Copywrite 2008, Pusware LLC under creative commons. This podcasts reviews 2 papers on acupuncture and pain, and one on chiropractic and stroke.

  • QuackCast 28. Vitamin C and the Common Cold
    21/09/2016

    Because the Peter Principle rules, millions were spent to demonstrate clearly that Vitamin C has minimal effects on the common cold. Someone needs to return his Nobel prize. Copyright 2008, Creative Commons.

  • QuackCast 29. Reiki and Theraputic Touch
    21/09/2016

    Energy Therapies abound in SCAM’s. Here are two. Reiki and Therapeutic Touch. Copyright 2008, Creative Commons.

  • Quackcast 30. Lets Kill The Children or A Defense of Vaccines.
    21/09/2016

    Why vaccines, to quote Mr. Pooh, "Are a Good Thing."

  • Quackcast 31. Green our SCAM.
    21/09/2016

    Chinese medicine is bad for you and bad for the earth.

  • Quackcast 32. Huffpo. 32 Sentences and 57 taradiddles.
    21/09/2016

    How many taradiddles can a single post contain?

  • Quackcast 33. Update on Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Herbal Remedies
    21/09/2016
  • Quackcast 34. Flu Woo for You.
    21/09/2016

    A tediously long exposition on but a fraction of the flu woo.

  • Quackcast 35. Flu vaccine efficacy. Plus 18 taradiddles.
    21/09/2016

    Does the flu vaccine work? Is the earth an oblate spheroid? Yep. Find out how we know (the vaccine, not the earth). Plus 18 flu related taradiddles.

  • Quackcast 36. Hi Ho Silver.
    21/09/2016

    The data to support the use of colloidal silver is less than WMD's in Iraq.

  • Quackcast 37. Acai.
    21/09/2016

    Acai. Spanish for take the money and run.

  • Quackcast 38. Mesotherapy.
    21/09/2016

    Do you really think injecting artichoke into your skin will make fat go away? Really?

  • Quackcast 39. Measles Update.
    21/09/2016

    The MMR doesn’t cause autism. Duh. But it does protect from autism. WTH?

  • Quackcast 40. Literature update. Chiropractic and Ginkgo.
    21/09/2016

    Quackcast 40. Literature update. Chiropractic and Ginkgo.

  • Quackcast 41. YOU, acupuncture and the military.
    21/09/2016

    An acupuncture update.

  • Quackcast 42. The Tamiflu spin.
    21/09/2016

    Atlantis, er, I mean the Atlantic discusses the use of Tamiflu and is as reliable as Plato.

  • Quackcast 43. Literature update: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo.
    21/09/2016
  • Quackcast 44. Nine questions, nine answers.
    21/09/2016

    An ND suggests there are 9 questions that pro-vaccine proponents can't answer. Ha. My 12 year old can find the answers.

  • Quackcast 45. The Vaccine Pseudo Controversy.
    21/09/2016

    A review of the the alleged side effects of the third greatest invention of all time. After clean water and the flush toilet.

  • Quackcast 46. Mumps.
    21/09/2016

    Should you get vaccinated or get the real disease? I suggest the former, Medical Voices suggests the latter. See why.

  • Quackcast 47 or so. More on Medical Voices.
    21/09/2016

    Medical Voices website has a variety of what could be considered misinformation. I look at the core fallacy, or nut, behind 20 essays on the site.

  • Quackcast 48. Acupuncture CME
    21/09/2016

    The best and brightest nonsense money can buy.

  • Quackcast 49. Bought and Sold. Who pays for CME.
    21/09/2016

    The best and brightest nonsense money can buy.

  • Quackcast 50. NEJM and Acupuncture.
    21/09/2016

    Even the best can publish garbage.

  • Quackcast 51. Short Attention Span Quackcast
    21/09/2016

    A hodgepodge of topics.

  • Quackcast 52. Good Journals Gone Bad.
    21/09/2016
  • Quackcast 53. Reflexology.
    21/09/2016

    Reflexology.

  • Quackcast 55. Homeopathetic Vaccines
    21/09/2016

    A review of the airquotes science end airquotes behind the homeopathetic vaccines/nosodes.

  • Quackcast 56. Sky Maul. A meandering look at aspects of acupuncuture by the easily distracted.
    21/09/2016

    Why did the Iceman die 5500 years ago?

  • Quackcast 57. Oh So Silly Oh coccinum and whiny babies.
    21/09/2016

    Oh So Silly Oh coccinum and whiny babies. Some odds and ends about influenza treatment and prevention.

  • Quackcast 58. Cranberry Juice and UTI's
    21/09/2016

    After 45 years of investigation and 100 crappy studies you still can't say definitively that Cranberry Juice is effective. Although it probably isn't. But I still like my cosmo.

  • Quackcast 59. The Vaccine Council of Vaccinations Reviewed.
    21/09/2016

    The Vaccine Council of Vaccinations doesn't want you and yours to get vaccinated. The data? Pulled out of their, er, well, lets call it thin air. Yeah. Thin Air.

  • Quackcast 61. Deadly Indeed.
    21/09/2016

    Thoughts on the recent Skeptical Enquirer article, Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses.

  • Quackcast 62. The World has Moved On.
    21/09/2016

    Idle thoughts on HuffPo medical nonsense.

  • Quackcast 63. Without Borders.
    21/09/2016

    Exporting woo to your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses.

  • Quackcast 64. Parasites.
    21/09/2016

    Parasites and their so called diagnosis.

  • Quackcast 65. Raw MIlk.
    21/09/2016

    Drink Raw MIlk. ID docs need work too,

  • Quackcast 67. Ambiguity.
    21/09/2016
  • Quackcast 68. The Dow of Accutane.
    21/09/2016
  • Quackcast 69. Honey.
    21/09/2016

    Not the bee all and end all, it has its uses in wound care.

  • Quackcast 70. SOS DD.
    21/09/2016

    SCAM proponents have a different understanding of reality. See Dr. Chopra's writings as the archetype.

  • Quackcast 71. CAM. The Beer Goggles of Medicine.
    21/09/2016

    More on how CAM = Placebo. Placebo = nothing. Therefore CAM = Nothing.

  • Quackcast 72. Train Therapy.
    21/09/2016

    Lying on train tracks to improve your health. No worse than homeopathy.

  • Quackcast 73. The Annals of Internal Medicine Qualifies for Fail Blog.
    21/09/2016

    Watch as a formally good Journal publishes amateur garbage on TCM and the ‘treatment’ of flu.

  • Quackcast 74. Gullible George.
    21/09/2016

    When it comes to CAM, PBS means Produces Bull Stuff (I do not want to get an explicit tag).

  • Quackcast 75. Recycle.
    21/09/2016

    Drinking Urine. Ick.

  • Quackcast 76. The Prostrate Placebo.
    21/09/2016

    Saw palmetto does not work and neither does placebo.

  • Quackcast 77. Alternative vaccination.
    21/09/2016

    Doing the American way: Making it up.

  • Quackcast 78. Random Flu Thoughts.
    21/09/2016

    Interferon induced random flu thoughts.

  • Quackcast 79. Hodgepodge.
    21/09/2016

    A bit of medicine, a bit of acupuncture, a bit of staring.

  • Quackcast 80. Seal of Approval.
    21/09/2016

    Dr. Oz approved. Insert snort of derision.

  • Quackcast 81. Alas poor Craniosacral. A SCAM of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
    21/09/2016

    A race to the bottom for silliness.

  • Quackcast 82. More Placebo.
    21/09/2016

    I keep yammering on about the worthless placebo. Oh well, It’s my podcast.

  • Quackcast 83. AK: Nonsense on Full Automatic.
    21/09/2016

    In the race to be the goofiest SCAM, can Applied Kinesiology win?

  • Quackcast 84: Perpetul Motion. The Bravewell Report
    21/09/2016

    When major medical institutions offer SCAM.

  • Quackcast 85: On the Application of Science.
    21/09/2016

    Changing practice is not as easy as it would appear.

  • Quackcast 86: The Species in the Feces
    21/09/2016

    Stool Transplants. Yep.

  • Quackcast 87: Feet of Clay
    21/09/2016

    The NEJM editors apparently do not bother to read their own content, much to my disappointment.

  • Quackcast 88: Drinking from the Fire Hose: Odds and Ends on the Gasping Oppression aka the flu.
    21/09/2016

    Drinking from the Fire Hose: Odds and Ends on the Gasping Oppression aka the flu.

  • Quackcast 89: Spring Update
    21/09/2016

    Update on raw milk, TCM, acupuncture and homeopathy.

  • Quackcast 90. Stop Making Sense.
    21/09/2016

    Random thoughts after reading 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks.

  • Quackcast 91. Cannibalism?
    21/09/2016

    Do the Chinese and Koreans eat dead babies? I bet no.

  • Quackcast 92. There's and app for that ?!?
    21/09/2016

    Using modern technology to classify fiction.

  • Quackcast 93. Science, Evidence and Guidelines
    21/09/2016

    Most docs don't like evidence and science. Beware.

  • Quackcast 94. Vital Signs.
    21/09/2016

    Buteyko breathing: Bass Awkwards.

  • Quackcast 95. The Spirit of St. Louis Renault
    21/09/2016

    The Huff Po is shocked to find gambling is going on.

  • Quackcast 96. Journal Club
    21/09/2016

    Studies that have every error known should not call themselves ground breaking unless it concerns shovels.

  • Quackcast 97. Jurassic Farce
    21/09/2016

    Fear of gay mutant mosquitos.

  • Quackcast 98. Low Level Lasers
    21/09/2016

    N rays return.

  • Quackcast 99. Guiding Lights
    21/09/2016

    My Biases

  • Quackcast 100: Protect Yourself
    21/09/2016

    If your health care provider is not vaccinated against influenza, they might be a dumb ass. You want dumb ass involved in your health care?

  • Quackcast 101: I never meta analysis I like
    21/09/2016

    More studies that, upon careful evaluation, fail to show acupuncture is effective.

  • Quackcast 102: More Boosting.
    21/09/2016

    More on the nonexistence of immune system boosting.

  • Quackcast 103. The Light Fantastical
    21/09/2016

    UV irradiation of blood: more nonsense.

  • Quackcast 104. Blonde Blood
    21/09/2016

    H2O2 in the blood? Yep.

  • Quackcast 105: Down the Virtual Rabbit Hole
    21/09/2016

    Alkaline water and New parasites.

  • Quackcast 106: Disingenuous: Deconstruction of a naturopathic white paper
    21/09/2016

    What they don’t want you to know: Why ND’s should not do primary care.

  • Quackcast 107: 780.6.
    21/09/2016

    Fever. Along with pus, it defines my life. Lucky me.

  • Quackcast 108. SCAMlandia.
    21/09/2016

    An evaluation of Portland Monthly’s Alternative Medicine Guide. Journalistic standards are not what they used to be.

  • Announcement 2013
    21/09/2016

    The world needs more Mark Crislip. Here's how.

  • Quackcast 109; One Flu Into the Cuckoo’s Nest
    21/09/2016

    More flu stuff

  • Quackcast 110: Honey Boo Boo.
    21/09/2016

    Honey doesn’t help cough in kids.

  • Quackcast 111. Warts
    21/09/2016

    Warts and duct tape.

  • Quackcast 112: Acupuncture and Allergic Rhinitis: Another Opportunity for Intellectual Sterility
    21/09/2016

    Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis

  • Quackcast 113: Comprehending the Incomprehensible
    21/09/2016

    Reading the medical literature.

  • Quackcast 114: Boundaries
    21/09/2016

    What separates us and them

  • Quackcast 115: Uneasey Lies the Head That Wears the Flu
    21/09/2016

    More flu stuff. It is coming to kill you. Eventually.

  • Quackcast 116: Animal Therapy
    21/09/2016

    Animals in the hospital: stupid idea? Or really stupid.

  • Quackcast 117 Whack em hard whack em once and Stroke
    21/09/2016

    More on chiropractic and stroke.

  • Quackcast 118: People Encouraging Turtle Agony
    21/09/2016

    Yertle had a bad day that only got worse.

  • Quackcast 119: Two Viewpoints
    21/09/2016

    On the ethics of SCAM

  • Quackcast 120: Homeopathic Rambling
    21/09/2016

    The impossible homeopathic adverse reaction.

  • Quackcast 121: Who you gonna believe, me or you own eyes?
    21/09/2016

    On why people are wired to believe SCAM.

  • Quackcast 122: Religion and SCAM
    21/09/2016

    On the intersection of religion and SCAM.

  • Quackcast 123: A Different Perspective: Placebo, SCAM, and Advertising
    21/09/2016

    SCAM as selling sugar water.

  • Quackcast 124: Survey Says…
    21/09/2016

    Even the best and brightest can buy into SCAMs.

  • Quackcast 125: I refute it thus.
    21/09/2016

    Reality is a honey badger. It don’t care if you don’t get vaccinated.

  • Quackcast 126: What are words for?
    21/09/2016

    Vaccine misinformation deconstructed

  • Quackcast 127: Pump it up: osteopathic manipulation and influenza
    21/09/2016

    Concerning osteopathic manipulation to treat influenza.

  • Quackcast 128: SCAM Stud
    21/09/2016

    Where we see that Food Babe writes about the flu vaccine and gets it completely wrong.

  • Quackcast 129: Alternative Microbiology
    21/09/2016

    Weirdness in the world of microbiology and infectious diseases.

  • Quackcast 130: Irritated by the Skeptical Inquirer. Again.
    21/09/2016

    A Mike Adams impersonator writes for SI

  • Quackcast 131: 4 out of 5 Americans don't understand statistics.
    21/09/2016

    p of 0.05 is not so significant after all

  • Quackcast 132: Acupuncture Wack a Mole
    21/09/2016

    More lousy acupuncture studies mis-interpreted.

  • Quackcast 133: SFSBM Announcement
    21/09/2016

    Announcing the Society for Science-Based Medicine

  • Quackcast 135: I Visited a Chickasaw Healer and All I Got Was an Elk Sinew and Buffalo Horn Bracelet
    21/09/2016

    More humor from the Altlantic Monthly, except they were not trying to be funny.

  • Quackcast 136: Motivations
    21/09/2016

    Why we do what we do.

  • Quackcast 137: “I want to draw your attention to a special added attraction not advertised on the outside”*
    21/09/2016

    A review of earthing.

  • Quackcast 138: Acupuncture Vignettes
    21/09/2016

    A hodgepodge of acupuncture studies.

  • Quackcast 139: Agnotology: The Study of Ignorance
    21/09/2016

    Ignorance is more complicated than bliss.

  • Quackcast 140: Hickey
    21/09/2016

    Cupping

  • Quackcast 141: Moxibustion
    21/09/2016

    Moxibustion: a good way to get a second degree burn.

  • Quackcast 142: Cochrane Reviews: The Food Babe of Medicine?
    21/09/2016

    The Cochrane reviews: goofy and disingenuous.

  • Quackcast 144: Astrology, Alchemy, ESP and Reiki. One Of These Is Not Like The Other
    21/09/2016

    Medicine embraces nonsense other fields avoid.

  • Quackcast 145: TCM Hodgepodge
    21/09/2016

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Update.

  • Quackcast 146: The Truth?
    21/09/2016

    Why do major medical institutions lie to their patients?

  • Quackcast 147: Why People Continue to Use SCAMs
    21/09/2016

    Some research on why people are mislead by their experience.

  • Quackcast 148: Yet another plague panic
    21/09/2016

    Ebola is the least of our worries

  • Quackcast 149: That's so Chiropractic
    21/09/2016

    Chiropractic research and more.

  • Quackcast 150: Ebola SCAMs
    21/09/2016

    Variations of homeopathy to treat Ebola

  • Quackcast 150a: Rationalizing the Ridiculous
    21/09/2016

    How do people justify offering nonsense?

  • Quackcast 151: Chaperones Needed
    21/09/2016

    You Docs and acupuncture: do they read the literature?

  • Quackcast 152: Placebo Speculations
    21/09/2016

    More on the nature of the placebo effect

  • Quackcast 153: Infinite Variety?
    21/09/2016

    So many kinds of acupuncture. Which one is the chosen one?

  • Quackcast 154: Why Get A Flu Shot?
    21/09/2016

    A quick review of the benefits of the flu vaccine.

  • Quackcast 155: In the Spirit of Choosing Wisely
    21/09/2016

    How to choose a SCAM wisely.

  • Quackcast 156: Homeotoxicology
    21/09/2016

    Another odd from of homeopathy.

  • Quackcast 157: Acupunture Odds and Ends
    21/09/2016

    Some recent acupuncture articles evaluated.

  • Quackcast 158: Mel asks and I do my best to answer.
    21/09/2016

    An acupuncturist has questions. I try and answer.

  • Quackcast 159: Gut Check
    21/09/2016

    Update on probiotics.

  • Quackcast 161: Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine Hodgepodge
    21/09/2016

    A variety of studies reviewed.

  • Quackcast 163: Lyme: Two Worlds Compared and Contrasted
    21/09/2016

    Comparing the approach of the IDSA with ILADS. Who will reign supreme?

  • Quackcast 164: FDA and Homeopathy: Part Two.
    21/09/2016

    Friends, FDA, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Homeopathy, not to praise it. The evil that homeopaths do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Homeopathy. The noble Ullman Hath told you homeopathy was effective: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Homeopathy answer’d it. Here, under leave of Ullman and the rest– For Ullman is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men– Come I to speak in Homeopathy’s funeral. It was my nostrum, faithless and worthless to me: But Ullman says it was effective; And Ullman is an honourable man. He hath brought many provings home to HPUS Whose prescriptions did the general coffers fill: Did this in Homeopathy seem effective? When that the ill have died, Homeopathy hath wept: Efficacy should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Ullman says it was effective; And Ullman is an honourable man. You all did see that on the Cochrane I thrice presented Homeopathy a meta-analysis, Which he did thrice refuse: was this efficacy? Yet Ullman says it was effective; And, sure, he is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Ullman spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. Sort of.

  • Quackcast 165: Mediocre Expectations
    21/09/2016

    More on on acupuncture 'works'.

  • Quackcast 166: What Should We Do in the Absence of Evidence?
    21/09/2016

    There is always evidence. It just may stink on ice.

  • Quackcast 167: Lyme Testimony
    21/09/2016

    Testimony in favor of protecting 'creative' lyme doctors.

  • Quackcast 168: Chiropractic Nose Balloons
    21/09/2016

    Hobbit condoms inflated in the nose.

  • Quackcast 184: Curse Removal From the Annals
    21/09/2016

    Most SCAM are the medical equal of a curse removal.

  • Quackcast 185: Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Concussions and Senate Bill 1535
    21/09/2016

    Naturopaths and chiropractors lack the education, the training, and the understanding of medicine and neurology to diagnose and treat concussion. Their therapies are at best useless and can result in strokes in one of our most vulnerable populations, children. Perfect for taking care of childhood concussion. Not.

  • Quackcast 186: Acupuncture for Coronary Artery Disease
    21/09/2016

    Nothing quite the hubris of using magic on potentially fatal diseases.

  • Quackcast 187: Oregon Health & Science University SCAM Day
    21/09/2016

    Medical students hearing proselytizing propaganda by proponents of pseudo-medicine.

  • Quackcast 188: April Fool Cannot Surpass SCAM
    21/09/2016

    April Fools jokes are always less wack-a-loon than any SCAM

  • Quackcast 189: Chiropractic- Ignoring the Precautionary Principle Since 1895
    21/09/2016

    Chiropractic: Never safe, never sorry.

  • Quackcast 190: Chiropractors, Blind Pigs an Acorns
    21/09/2016

    A review of chiropractic case report shows a profound lack of medical knowledge

  • Quackcast 191: Vaginal Seeding. Ew. That’s nuts. Hmmm, interesting.
    21/09/2016

    Microbiomal musings.

  • Quackcast 192: Dry Needling
    21/09/2016

    Dry Needling sure isn't acupuncture. Nope. Not at all.

  • Quackcast 193: Chiropractic moves into Transportation
    21/09/2016

    The solution to chronic pain is not Chiropractic

  • Quackcast 194: About Herbs. An app to avoid.
    21/09/2016

    A app to avoid

  • Quackcast 195: The New Chiropractic. And I thought SBM had an uphill battle.
    21/09/2016

    Is a chiropractor still a chiropractor when new and improved?

  • Quackcast 196: Acupuncture and Endorphins: Not all that Impressive
    21/09/2016

    Is the pain relief from acupuncture mediated by endorphins? On if you consider electrical shocks acupuncture.

  • Quackcast 197: Science-Based Politics
    21/09/2016

    A hodgepodge touching on a few aspects exploring issues and controversies in science, medicine, and politics

  • Quackcast 198. Leech Therapy.
    21/09/2016

    The middle ages lives on.

  • Quackcast 169: Leaky Gut
    21/09/2016

    A culture-bound syndrome?

  • Quackcast 170: Chiropractic and Stroke: The question is not answered
    21/09/2016

    Chiropractic loves the studies that prove nothing about whether snapping a neck like a hanging causes a stroke.

  • Quackcast 171: Ethical Failures
    21/09/2016

    IRBs keep approving unethical SCAM trials

  • Quackcast 172: Naturopathic Medical Magic in the NW
    21/09/2016

    The Oregon legislature has declared that naturopaths are primary care providers. Next up, pi = 3.14.

  • Quackcast 173: Do You Believe in Magic? Oregon Does.
    21/09/2016

    To decrease narcotic use, Oregon is going to turn to magic.

  • Quackcast 174: Medical Theater.
    21/09/2016

    Looks good, does nothing,

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