A bill in Kansas which could theoretically allow the forcible quarantine of those who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Ignore the spin on the article, it’s fantastic but the law in question allows for the quarantine of those who suffer a communicable disease and by chance “HIV/AIDS” comes under that category.
Tag Archive: Medicine
Mar 29 2013
Mar 27 2013
Let’s call him V. V is 12 years old and came to see me today. And V is a classic example of “chronic starvation“. V’s got two sisters and a brother who are at school. They will be coming in tomorrow for an assessment too. V’s so chronically starved that he is 20% of the …
Mar 24 2013
I know it’s a silly title but there are people who need blood to live. Want to be a hero? Most of us can do this. Give blood. It doesn’t matter where you live, donate if you can. I have donated to families so desperate that they would give EVERYTHING they had for just a …
Mar 18 2013
Apparently I am “broken”. My medical education means one thing… That I am now officially in the claws of the medical system! Everyone tells me how incomplete my education is. From Chiropractors who tell me the spine is the heart of health (Including one who told me that spinal manipulation can control heart rates which …
Mar 13 2013
I am always amused by the rants of Jagganath Chaterjee. Consider him to be the Gish of the Anti-Vax movement. A producer of long, rambling and pointless posts. However this time he was awfully succinct and provided us with a short list of what he thinks is wrong with vaccination.
Mar 12 2013
If you haven’t read The Age’s take on alternative medicine, you should totally do so. It is absolutely terrifying that Alt. Med has gone after people who have cancer with promises of a “natural” cure. It has invariably killed people with the placebo effect. And the fact that Australian Chiropractors have their yearly training with …
Mar 04 2013
We shouldn’t train women to be doctors! Says Angry Harry. Thank You Luthor! My opinion is as above.
Mar 02 2013
I think before I start… Special thanks are in order. For all the people who laughed at my alleged bankruptcy due to not getting to speak at any conferences (If you knew how they worked then speaking at conferences would INCREASE the chance of bankruptcy!), who sent me messages calling me slacktivist (I don’t think …
Mar 01 2013
In the UK, when you decide to expand your basic medical qualification into a speciality, you pretty much have to join one of the various “colleges” of magic. I mean Medicine. Many of these are tried and tested fields with long histories. The Royal Colleges of Radiology, Surgery, Anasthesia, Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology… You get the …
Feb 22 2013
Richard M. Doerflinger’s article on Washington Post has me intrigued. How do you reduce abortion? From a medical standpoint? Abortion can be a medical or a surgical procedure, each with specific risks. If we can control and totally reduce unwanted pregnancy we can eliminate these risks.