If there's one thing about the march of the pseudomedical entity known as "complementary and alternative medicine" (CAM), "integrative medicine," "complementary and integrative medicine" (CIM), "complementary and integrative health" (CIH), it's that over the last 25 years or so its progress towards being mainstreamed has appeared utterly relentless. I like to paraphrase Kyle Reese, the warrior from the future sent back in time to save Sarah Connor in The Terminator: "Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until science-based medicine is dead." And sometimes it certainly seems that way. After all, the number of "integrative medicine" programs in academic medical centers has skyrocketed over the last two decades to over 60, and that doesn't count the many more non-academic medical centers. Meanwhile, Andrew Weil has … [Read more...] about Is the infiltration of “integrative medicine” into medicine as relentless as we thought? Maybe not…
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By Bisma Tirmizi Published: August 25, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Imran referred to all the ills ailing my beautiful country, and said he’ll try to find a fix, he acknowledged all the menaces, and asked for my help. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT Some years ago, summer of 2012 to be precise, I hosted an informal morning tea for Maleeha Lodhi, and while discussing the upcoming 2013 elections, she said to me, “It is not the Pakistan that this diaspora may have left 20 years ago, it’s a different Pakistan. The public is more desperate, the crises are much more and the conscious awareness that every vote counts is on everyone’s mind.” Hence, to me, her statement implied that Imran Khan was going to be elected prime minister in the 2013 elections, but history tells us a different tale. Imran fell, and with him fell all our hopes.But come this July 26, 2018, our fervour is back in business. Our zeal is all the more profound after listening to Prime … [Read more...] about The diaspora of Naya Pakistan: The time is ripe for us to pay back to the motherland what is due
July 2018 was a real treat for both amateurs as well as professional astronomers. Planets made their closest approaches to Earth in decades and were visible to the naked eye. Then, there was a brilliant blood Moon, the longest this century. Along with this theme, the European Space Agency (ESA) just released an image that perfectly encapsulates the future of space exploration for not only the ESA but also NASA and the rest of the world. The image has a great view of the Moon in mid-eclipse, Mars being the second brightest object in the sky as well as the fast-moving International Space Station (ISS) streaking by. This image with all three destinations seen together in this image was taken near Mount Remarkable National Park about 250 km north of Adelaide, Australia, according to ESA. It might seem like the Moon is not much of a target for human exploration, considering how space agencies everywhere are seriously considering either landing on Mars or even going beyond it. Truth is that … [Read more...] about All three of humanity’s space exploration targets in one image from Earth
By Ibrahim Mahmood Published: July 12, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Employers today are not willing to invest into students – they do not want to play their role in the hope of improving the pool for the future. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK “Mind the gap.” This is a warning familiar to anyone who has ever taken the tube in London. It refers to the gap that exists between the platform and the train itself. It is also a warning delivered to all of us at university before we step into “the real world” – the platform being college and the bullet train being the corporate sector. What is this ‘real world’ we hear so much about? And why does every working professional refer to it as a world that every student is completely oblivious to and unprepared for? Did we not just spend four years preparing to step into this ‘real world’?Although there are a few professions where students learn some key critical skills before entering … [Read more...] about Are internships a waste of time in Pakistan?
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: Today on FACE THE NATION: a week of hits and misses for the Trump administration, as the North Koreans vow complete denuclearization following their summit with the South Koreans. At a rally last night in Michigan, the president had a hard time trying to downplay expectations of his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'm not going to give you what's going to actually happen, because we don't really know. AUDIENCE: Nobel! Nobel! TRUMP: That's very nice. Thank you. That's very nice. Nobel. (LAUGHTER) TRUMP: I just want to get the job done. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: Despite that optimism, there's chaos in the Cabinet, as the nominee for VA secretary, Ronny Jackson, withdrew after shocking allegations of mismanagement as the White House physician. Plus, Scott Pruitt took fire from Congress for possible spending … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Face the Nation on April 29, 2018