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1/ A null field like #homeopathy can exhibit large effect sizes, high rates of favorable results, and high citation impact in the published scientific literature. Null fields may represent a useful negative control for the scientific process. @EdzardErnst @gorskon
2/ We aimed to characterize a null field using a known example, homeopathy (a pseudoscientific medical approach based on using highly diluted substances), as a prototype..
3/ The mean effect size for homeopathy was 0.36 standard deviations (Hedges’ g; 95% CI: 0.21, 0.51) better than placebo, which corresponds to an odds ratio of 1.94 (95% CI: 1.69, 2.23) in favor of homeopathy. 80% of studies had positive effect sizes (favoring homeopathy).
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#Peacetime #Reflections
To get a permanent liberation from #migraine, we, as the sufferers, need to be deeply respectful and committed to ourselves at both dimensions - body and mind. 1/7
What goes into the #gut and #mind determine how intense and lasting would the #pain and #affliction be! A doctor can help only to some extent. #Painkillers are affronts to the body and mind. They stop working anyway after a while. 2/7
As sufferers, we need to own it up. In an utterly devastated and vexed state, we need to turn around with fire in heart and tell ourselves - 'Enough of playing games with myself! Let me take charge of my own inner sacred space, deterge it, make a temple of it - NOW or NEVER' 3/7
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📊 Have you tried Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapies (ex: ayurveda, homeopathy)?

What drove you to try these therapies? Please share your experience.

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Y #Ivermectin doesn't work
1 #ivermectin craze 4 #COVID19India started in South-America, spread like wildfire to USA/Europe. Heavily criticized in countries upholding #science, didnt find place in guidelines. BUT, nw it reached #India, into minds/hearts of doctors not due to...
2...the #science, but bcoz National institutions such as @aiims_newdelhi/ certain govts @goacm endorse it - without getting into the science of it. Nw, #ivermectin is slowly bcoming nationalist boy scout of #medicine in #India, wrngly endorsed by naïve students/senior professors.
3 Ivermectin is broad-spectrum antiparasitic approved by @US_FDA, proved to be safe at dose of ≤200 µg/kg. In a 60 kg man, the max conventional dose in 12 mg.
Caly et al (not Baba Ramdev) identified in-vitro (cell study) anti-#SARSCoV2 ivermectin activity
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Don't look at it as a JOB

See it as one's DUTY.

A patient is a doctor's extended #family

The art of #medicine goes well beyond the realm of a 'work-shift'

There is no current proven role of #herbal medicines in #cancer even though a lot of basic #science work is ongoing +
Oral cancer is treatable condition. Please C Indian Clinical Practice Guidelines for oral cavity cancer

Ther R guidlines formulated for management in low resource areas too…

None of these feature #herbal drugs or #Ayurveda +
The professor mite B right in his own terms, but not scientifically

A student must B able to rise to the occasion & correct/question his/her teacher if need B - this is truly success of practical education

Neither the professor, nor the patient, knws abt effect of herbals
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1/ Cirrhosis patient with new onset fluid in abdomen (ascites) due to excessive salt use in daily foods. Moderate ascites, was advised needle drainage of fluid 4 relief. Heard frm neighbor that once removal starts, then it's transplant. So didnt agree to it. Went 4 #homeopathy 👇
Few wks of #homeopathy, patient very lethargic. No advise 2restrict salt. On the other hand, patient told 2 consume water, #homeo every 2 hours. Came back in few wks in brain failure bcoz sodium level was 114. Admitted. Na corrected.Fluid removed. Stabilizing.
#Homeopathy mayb subtle 2 cos any effect, adverse event/ this is what proponents wud say, that its mayb no effect, no side effect, but simple fact is that, it deters patients frm real treatment, that's the real danger.
#worldhomeopathyday,10th April say no to #Homeopathy
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Harmless #Placebo
64 yr old gentleman. Has mild fatty liver. On meds for high BP. Healthy, farmer. One fine day, he's lethargic. Lost appetite. Feeling under the weather
Gets blood tests done after GP consult. Liver test AST 224 ALT 138. GP says bad fatty liver, starts VitE
Comes back after 14 days. Worsening appetite. Rechecks blood. AST 542 ALT 432. GP refers to me. I ask for alcohol use. Gentleman says never in his life. His family supports him. I ask for #ayurveda #herbals. Says he doesn't believe in that sh*t. I'm impressed. But no diagnosis
3/ Checks for autoimmune liver disease markers, viruses. All negative. Ultimately convinces the elderly man to go for a liver biopsy. He does and the report says. Autoimmune liver disease. Repeat blood markers still negative. Pathologist says ask for drugs. So I do that again.
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Hi Kiran, Im sorry 4 ur loss. Ur statements R real, not bluff. Thank U 4 sharing ur father's (RIP) report of liver #cancer.

1/ Nw, coming back to ur original statement.
Modern #medicine said dad wil hav 8 mo to survive, but #homeopathy gave him 4 yrs.

2/ Im stil convinced #homeopathy did not work

And I knw Y U felt tat way

I blame UR oncologist - he mayB gud wit diagnosis, but he has no insight & communication skils

I blame ur #homeopath.
He is a quack but gud with communication skills

Want to knw why? Let me xplain👇
Be4 we start, chek this figure from @nature
This shows latest guidelines on treatment of #liver cancer, survival and options.
Luk at stage 0 and stage A [stable #cirrhosis, early disease)
Survival > 10 yr - transplant
Survival > 6 yr - removal surgery, tumor burn (ablation)
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Here is something funny&sad
Yes. Its about #hepatitis C and #Ayurveda #Homeopathy #Ayush
A thread

32 yr male. Routine check in 2017, found 2 have hepatitis C virus (HCV) +ve. That is, anti-HCV +ve meaning exposure to the virus & antibodies in blood.
#MedTwitter #livertwitter
To confirm, PCR test 4 RNA has to be done. Which he did. The viral load was 900,000 IU/L. So he goes to a Gastroenterologist, who checks the virus genotype (it was type 2) and puts him on the fantastic direct acting antiviral Sofosbuvir+velpatasvir for 3 months. All good?
He checks Google. Finds cirrhosis, liver cancer etc...gets alarmed and before completing the treatment, checks HCV at 2 months. Finds - anti HCV still +ve.
[note: anti HCV ELISA test STILL +ve]
Feels modern medicine doctor cheated him with expensive drugs.
Enter the dragon.
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In response to Twitter's policy of banning heterodox opinions about the efficacy and relative costs of COVD-19 responses, I have one word to say:

Homeopathy has got to be one of the dumbest, most ascientific medical theories that exists in the modern world (except perhaps from some shamanistic beliefs of an untouched aboriginal tribe in the Amazon).
Created in 1796, it is just absurd to imagine that diluting an active ingredient to ratios of approximately one molecule in a volume of water the size of an ocean has anpotential healing qualities beyond the placebo effect.
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Everyone in #India know #Homeopathy and #ayurvedic interventions for #COVID19, #Corona is government's biggest #fraud and #quackery on people. Confused #media will playback whats been told. It's a #Cancer eating the community, sponsored by the some local governments. Real BS.
Don't expect the #government to do its people any good in these times. Either they favor big #pharma to rush untested molecules forcash in, or peddle nonsense #pseudoscience. Either way the people lose and it is upto compassionate #publichealth well wishers to educate otherwise.
See what happened with #coronil #itolizumab and #Tocilizumab and all the other stuff being broadcasted without any proper evidence. For some, the pandemic is a way to get their pockets big. This includes educated well trained doctors like @zev_dr and quacks like @drbrcofficial
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#Ayurveda and #Homeopathy has no clinical efficacy, probably more unknown toxic effects, yet to be studied. Homeopathy is at best placebo. #MedTwitter
Thread by @drsnehilmishra is good diplomatic discussion, but not scientific.
👇👇👇 What contribution?
Modern medicine practitioners need to stop this comparison business and concentrate on their work at hand in improving the science they practice, through clinical or basic science based studies that are practice changing.
#pseudoscience #science #MedEd
They would have been treated for diseases that would be self limiting and improved without the need for medicine. This is anecdotal. Such statements can be used by #quacks and #frauds to defend their fraud practice becoz a #modern doctor said so. We need to be careful with words. Image
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My invited talk on #pseudoscience for @IVMPodcasts by superhosts @pereirajoel, @YawnOkPlease. And boy! Did we we have a good chat. Listen on the tweet link below to hear us discuss #homeopathy, #Ayurveda private- #publichealth care and shocking real life patient experiences! Image
Link to direct talk here…
From Ayurveda, to corporate practice, to big pharma pressure and fishing in murky waters! Real worrisome patient cases of fake #science and more!

#psuedoscience #MedTwitter #livertwitter #MedStudentTwitter #MedEd #ScienceTwitter
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Would you like some #greentea #extract #Herbal #supplements drink for #weightloss?
Good, you can enjoy your #weightlosstransformation 6-ft-under. Here is what #greentea extract does👉liver biopsy #marked regions = what is left of liver
#livertwitter #pathology #LiverPath ImageImage
1. Check/declare your supplements.
2. Be wary of #nutrition and #weight management #quacks
3. Want #loseweightfast? - sweat it out, dont sweat your liver out.
4. #STAY away - multilevel marketing #FRAUDS
More 👉
#MedTwitter #MedStudents #media #healthy
Never forget the #sexist, #outrageous, #PANIC inducing #advertisement that #pseudoscience #Ayurveda and #Homeopathy uses as #fishing #bait on unassuming persons
NO '#faster way to lose weight' - its a #myth
#health #education #MedEd #publichealth #shortstories #girls ImageImage
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So this #Stupidity hits close to home. So a #discussion on #arsenicum album 30.
📌30 means 30 times diluted, standard for #Homeopathy
📌What is #diluted? ➡️ #Arsenic trioxide
📌#homeopath says only 0.443mg of compound per pellet
📌Thats #safety levels right? ➡️ NO.
Read on
#Arsenic whatever form, concentration, level, is #dangerous #harmful to #humans.
📌Even LOW DOSE intermediate to #long use can lead to #Cancer
📌Actually, many types of #Cancers - #skin, #liver, #bladder, #kidney, #lung
📌Those with #diabetes #heartdisease its #deathwish
📌NOT one proper #study on this #drug in #Medical #history
📌Read artilce @AltNewsScience debunking fake evidence:
📌#traditional use was in #diarrhea
📌#pseudoscience at its best
👇 Arsenic is As and not ARS
🔥Even though arsenicum album is #crap
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Oh @JessWhitecroft this is glorious 😄

“[Water has] A very selective memory, apparently, because it remembers the minute quantities of agnus castus it was homeopathically introduced to last Thursday or whatever, but
thankfully doesn’t remember the brain-breaking quantities of poop that have washed through it since organisms first evolved rudimentary assholes. That water remembers dinosaur shit, apparently.
Like, why are we even listening to paleontologists when we could be hanging out in the homeopathy section of the drugstore, talking to small vials of expensive water who were once on first name terms with a T-Rex’s anus?”

Arcana by Jess Whitecroft
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Over the past week I’ve been getting so many calls from friends all over asking me to diagnose if they are #COVID infected. Honestly I’m no doctor but just an early test mule on the virus. My Q&A typically ranges as follows. I hope it helps some of you from needless paranoia.
1/n First thing to iron out is the difference between #regularflu Vs #COVIDflu. I’ve done some research and found this helpful table for you guys. 90% of you have just a regular flu owing to seasonal changes. Don’t panic ! However if you’re in the 10% read on.
2/n Assuming all your symptoms are #COVID in nature immediately #homequarantine in a separate room. Testing is hard to get by in #MaharashtraBachao #Delhi so don’t bother waiting for your turn. Begin treatment for novel Corona while taking care of not infecting others around
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Did you know...
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy. The name is derived from the Latin "gemmae", which means bud, gem or jewel.1/
Embryological tissues of plants are used to promote tissue regeneration, organ support, and facilitate deep yet gentle detox by directing toxins towards the organs of elimination.2/
Dr. Pol Henry, a Belgian homeopath conducted series of research studies on the properties of plant buds. His clinical findings were published and he gave this therapeutic approach the name "Phytothembryotherapie".3/
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A #homeopathegg #tweetorial:
It’s Easter again, and for reasons that remain unclear to me, millions of people are spending time and money turning eggs different colors. I’m going to dye some eggs, too…but this year, I’m going to try something different--using #homeopathy. 1/X
Many people think homeopathy is a synonym for “natural." It’s not. Homeopathy is a system of "medicine," developed in the early 1800’s by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician who had stopped practicing medicine because he felt that he was often doing more harm than good. 2/X
And because he lived during a time when we had very little understanding of what caused diseases or how to treat them, he was probably right. But Sam's hiatus from medicine didn't last long. One day he read about the use of cinchona in the treatment of malaria. 3/X
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Allez, ça fait longtemps que j'ai rien posé ici.

Je vais parler d'homéopathie. #Thread #FakeMed #Homeopathy
J'ai toujours été fasciné par les très grands nombres. Et il faut bien reconnaître que l'homéopathie, à ce niveau, c'est pas mal.
Si vous prenez un petit granule d'Arnica 9CH, le "9CH" signifie "dilué 9 fois à la centésimale Hahnemannienne".
Une dilution d'1CH, on part du produit de départ, on en prend une petite quantité (disons Q) et on la place dans un récipient, qu'on complète avec 99Q d'eau.
On a donc une concentration 100 fois moins grande. Jusque là c'est facile.
Là, la question logique, c'est "Donc une dilution 9CH, on a dilué 900 fois c'est ça? C'est vrai que c'est beaucoup, 900 fois."
La réaction logique quand on est encore innocent. 😇
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For your Friday lunchtime amusement:

How homeopaths believe #homeopathy can help with antimicrobial resistance:…

More written evidence from homeopaths.

This has to be the clincher, surely... them are mightily potent homeopathic words...…
Predictably, the College of Medicine pushes quackery in its response on antimicrobial resistance:…
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Monday, first topic: the journey to #scicomm.
There are plenty of ways to be involved in scicomm, as shown by the variety of hosts for this account.
I’ll discuss how I went from research to #scicomm, but I am curious about you.
What is your primary occupation?
If #scicomm is your primary occupation, which background do you have ?
If research is your primary occupation, what kind of #scicomm/outreach are you mostly involved in?
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