Category Archive: Medicine

Apr 11 2014

Dear Parents, You are Being Lied to By Living Whole

The Anti-vax lobby is under fire. I have long stated that the anti-vax lobby had it’s success due to the success of medicine. See, we made diseases rare. The normal childhood diseases were few and far between and their impact was softened by our technology. With that comes complacency. The anti-vax lobby 150 years ago …

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Mar 27 2014

Not the Ducks! – Quacks, Wikipedia and True Scientific Discourse

You won’t believe how handy Wikipedia is to a medic in training, sometimes you just need to look something up. A condition, a drug or a procedure, and you don’t have a book to hand. And often you may not know which book the procedure is detailed, so what do you do? Wikipedia. See while …

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Mar 21 2014

Female Genital Mutilation – A Landmark

Female Genital Mutilation is not a good practice. I have long stood against it. However I have had issues with the UK’s laws with regards to Female Genital Mutilation. Doctors were told to fight the practice with little or no training or worse? No idea of how to deal with children at risk. The point …

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Mar 15 2014

Kickstarter – Bacterionomicon

This… is a RPGesque style book about Bacteria and treatments. And not only does it look gorgeous, it looks fun too! There are whole bunch of medical themed games to boot! It’s met it’s goals already but if you want to fund a bit more then by all means give it a whirl.

Feb 01 2014

If I Wanted Advice on Being A Prince

Prince Charles is at it again. There is a problem with Prince Charles, unlike his mummy he doesn’t seem all that bothered about trying to interfere with the running of the UK. Now the problem here is that he provides a Royal Seal of Approval to idiot quacks. He has been pushing for an acceptance …

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Jan 30 2014

An Old Response to Russel Glasser Regarding Vaccinations

Hi Avicenna, great article. I’d just like to ask a question because this is definitely an area where I could stand to bone up on my technique. “There is an absolute hand grenade of question that I have found turns the vaccination debate into an utter rout. How does the Immune System Function?” Would you …

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Jan 10 2014

Not the Ducks! – The Feminist Breeder Proves My Natural Birth Point

Yesterday I wrote about Natural Birth, it’s a contentious issue with regards to body autonomy. A lot of women defend the practice as “It’s not dangerous” as the stats in home birth are skewed by Home Birth advocates and in the name of patient choice, an inferior system of care is touted and pushed as …

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Jan 10 2014

Not the Ducks – A Perfectly Natural Home Birth

There are problems with “liberals” we have our own set of issues with skepticism. So while I am more likely to argue about Evolution with a conservative, I am more likely to argue about quackery and anti-GMO stuff with liberals. And none are as emblematic of this issue as the Huffington Post who have a …

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Dec 27 2013

Not Doing Your Job Means Being Part of the Problem

Whitechapel Haven was one of the first rape crisis centres in the UK. This was  flagship crisis centre that provided dedicated services to people who have been raped. They are technically called SARCs. Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

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Nov 29 2013

It’s Not Divine, It’s Just Childbirth and Sometimes it goes wrong

I am an oddity in the whole “Natural/Medical” birth argument. See, I am pro-medical birth. Staunchly so. I think the absolute BEST possible outcome of childbirth is at the hands of trained medical practitioners with the proper support structure and proximity to said support structure if things go wrong or expert help is needed. But …

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