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Apr 09 2014

Nurses who Vaccinate – A Response about Homefirst and Mayer Eisenstein

Has anyone here heard of the apparent lack of autism in unvaccinated groups? Having a discussion on my wall now about several groups of unvacinnated kids (home-schooled children in the Chicago area and the Amish) where there are apparently ZERO cases of autism. I’m trying to find more about this. There are several legitimate news …

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Apr 09 2014

Not the Ducks! – Sherri Tenpenny and the simple Lie

Well Miri’s off on facebook giving the Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) a piece of her mind. Basically? DSW invited Jenny McCarthy to speak and that I am afraid is a big no no. But Avi (and by extension, Miri) you say, isn’t a person not entitled to make a living? 

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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 01 2014

Brian Chambers – Let’s Prey on Cancer Patients

Much as I find praying for the victims of cancer a bit of a pointless if harmless exercise, I find this alternative worse. Brian Chambers is either a deluded fool or a man who is harming people who are desperate. He’s the pusher of a video that claims to have a way to cure cancer …

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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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Dec 31 2013

The Unkindest Cut – The Cost of Circumcision

Circumcision is a contentious subject. While many  people believe it’s a harmless practice and produces an aesthetically  pleasing penis with a myriad of (dubious) health benefits, many consider the non-prescriptive usage of the procedure to effectively be pointless mutilation of a child due to cultural reasons. Let’s get this straight. This is not Female Genital …

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Dec 05 2013

Not the Ducks! – Religion, Quacks and Children

Whenever I debate and talk to quacks or the supporters of quacks it is often under the guise of something called “Health Freedom”. That the patient has a right to choose between equal therapies. Now the problem is this. Medicine is not like Plumbing or the wiring of your Home. Those are fields I have …

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Oct 02 2013

Not the Ducks! – I Cannot Think of a Joke

Normally I have a decent grasp on headline titles but this post simply is not the place to make my usual references or jokes.

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Aug 09 2013

Not the Ducks! – Rosemary Goring Forgets Science

It is nice to be proud of the achievements of people who are the same as you. If an atheists wins something we are happy. If an Indian wins something we are happy. If a Brit wins something we are happy. But WINNING something isn’t the same as supporting something solely because it is local.

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May 06 2013

Alternative Dentistry

I required some dental work today and had an interesting conversation with the lady who was doing some work on my teeth. As many people who have seen me on the SSA hangout or on one of Ed Brayton’s, they would know that I am one of those old guys with braces. I wore them …

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