Tag Archive: Medicine

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


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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Oct 17 2013

California does not Fail Biology, You Do

This one’s from Political Hat who simply doesn’t get why a simple law came into being. 

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Oct 17 2013

You Did Not Give Your Son Autism, You Bought Into Quackery

The problem with autism is that there is no concrete thing you can blame. No what ifs. You can”t look at something specific and blame it. And many patients and their parents don’t want that, they want something to blame. And the quack brigade gives them definite answers slagging things that people don’t understand. So …

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Oct 12 2013

Not the Ducks – A Dissection of Quackery

Lynne McTaggart’s making some  waves out there in the anti-Medicine movement. For those who are unaware, Lynne leveraged her wide variety of skills into becoming one of the anti-medical lobby’s spokesmen. She’s the author of What Doctors Don’t Tell You and also runs a site. Needless to say? She’s a pretty big deal among the …

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Oct 10 2013

I Get Mail – Medicine’s A Killer? Only if you don’t understand how it works

There are people who honestly think that medicine makes the world a worse place to live in. That if somehow we replace it with the holy grail of alternative medicine then all our ills will be cured and we will live long healthy lives bereft of any problems and die happy. But the fact of …

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