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#ivermectin does not work.
1/Ther is more than meets the eye.
This paper was first sent 2 @FrontiersIn special issue
But issued a rejection after they identified “series of strong, unsupported claims” in paper as it "didnt offer an objective nor balanced scientific contribution
Read the Chief Editor Frederick Fenter's media statement on the same…
The paper made series of strong, unsupported claims based on studies with insufficient statistical significance, and at times, without the use of control groups.
Further, authors promoted their own specific #ivermectin treatment wich was inappropriate 4 a systematic review/metanalysis article. This paper does not follow @PRISMAStatement guidelines
Authors missed astute risk of bias/heterogeinity assessments
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Dear @doctorsoumya, your tweet isn't in best interest of scientific practice. Yoga is an arm of the #pseudoscience & potentially harmful, untested but highly promoted #AYUSH. In fact, many #quacks promote #Yoga with other forms of #quackery.
Plz C absurd
I did not understand why you specifically tweeted on this study? Because there is more you could have tweeted on the same.
Example, simple walking, independent of other forms of physical activity is ALSO associated wit reduction in systemic inflammation.
Which means, people don't have 2 SPEND money on 'YOGA GURUS' or join 'Yoga based' clubs or PAY 4 'YOGA' classes when same effect is noticeable with - yes, money free, hassle free, walking. There is also a systematic review on it But U did not #tweet it?
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He started writing on using sophistications 2 integrate ayurveda into mainstream, 4 betr acceptance. However, his interviews, thoughts on medicine are all twisted by #pseudoscience #quacks to show case 'modern' acceptance of #Ayurvedic thinking. It's basically a backfire.
An interview, published in #pseudoscience journal shows passion 4 the unknown, bereft of scientific thinking.
Translated Ayurveda 'trinity', promotes (unknowingly demeans #science) integrative medicine on media. Not sure if tis improved clinical temper.
Such integration, false promotion of hope 4 #pseudoscience has led 2 #Ayurveda using new methods on #quackery thoughts. Eg this paper @SciReports.…
Basically flawed ideas tested 2 identify clinically irrelevant results which R furthr wrongly interpreted
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#Ayurveda treatment for alcoholic #liver #cirrhosis - case based protocol, described in a case series of 3 patients.
Once again, forget @NetflixIndia comedy shows, this is where all the fun, comedy and jokes are now.

Caution: This limited series will drop your IQs
🔅#Ayurveda is a philosophy. Correct. No therapeutic value.
🔅Uncertainty due to uncertainty😳 HUH?
🔅#Ayush guys got 'sanskrit' spelling wrong 😵 whats with that?
🔅Time to combine evidence based medicine with case based medicine. What #herb is the author on?
🌿Alcoholic is not correct. Alcohol related/associated. More compassion toward patient. But what does #Ayurveda know abt compassion right? Need a herb 4 that.
🌿Specifically note the sentence bad mouthing scientific, conventional care. That's hw these #ayush #quacks survive.
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Here is an example of exactly HOW NOT to design a study and publish.
A grp of #ayurveda vaidyas published:💡Clinical Improvement In #COVID19 #patients With Timely Intervention Of Panchagavya: Preliminary Finding
💵International Journal of Pharmacological Research
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First, choice of #journal. Choose one indexed in valid scientific databases - eg @Scopus, Medline @NCBI, @embase, @EBSCO, @webofscience. International Journal of Pharmacological Research is indexed👇😶
Just bcoz its on Google doesn't mean its quality. #pseudoscience #fake
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There R indexed and impactful journals charging #openaccess fee (eg @JHEP_Reports) if the institute can afford it. Most quality indexed, impactful journals (eg @HEP_Journal) dont have open access fee to publish, but #Subscription fee for persons to read #published study.
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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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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
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#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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