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Category Archive: Medicine

Nov 23 2013

Vitriol and Vitriolage – Acid Burns and the usage of victims in Atheist Bullying

PTSD is a funny beast. To suffer from it is not a form of weakness. I suffer from it due to the actions of others and trauma inflicted. How you cope with it is different too. Some revel in it and use it as a source of strength. They fight it and mock it and …

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Nov 22 2013

My Day

Medication is a powerful thing. The medicines we prescribe and take can change the lives of people. So when they stop using the medicine the change is phenomenal. On the train back home, I watched an old lady suddenly turn her head and fall to the floor while convulsing. I responded and identified myself and …

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Nov 19 2013

Eye for an Eye

This one’s being doing the rounds. It is rather weird to me to see people bully someone who is fighting cancer but apparently it happens.

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Nov 10 2013

Hera – The Other Side

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Nov 09 2013

Speaking as a Mother On Vaccination

Society commonly labours under the assumption that people know what’s best for their body. This is generally the case when we discuss the lay public, but when it comes to medicine? The most common mistake we see in anti-vax is that they are willing to use their motherhood as a qualification. That somehow they know what’s best …

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Nov 02 2013

Why the Quack?

The family had just come back from a holiday in a malaria area. I asked whether they had taken prophylaxis. “No.” I asked her how she would treat one of her children if he became sick with malaria. “At the homeopath.” “And cerebral malaria?” I explained what that was, and the high mortality rate. “Still …

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Oct 30 2013

Not the Ducks – Suzanne Somers, Quackery and Fearmongering

Suzanne Somers joins a long line of celebrity figures who espouse the evils of universal healthcare with her rather shocking piece on the Wall Street Journal. It’s shocking to begin with because there is on that page without any sense of irony a little advertisement that says (and this is verbatim) “Read More From the …

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Oct 29 2013

Polio is Back

Syria has confirmed that it has 12 cases of Polio indicating a major outbreak as the national vaccination program has effectively been crippled by warfare. Especially with anti-vaccination concerns in places like Northern Africa and places like Yemen, there is a rather large worry that this could spread and overturn genuine progress made in fighting …

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Oct 25 2013

Like a Virgin

What’s in a virgin?

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Oct 21 2013

Hurt

I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that’s real – NIN

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