Monday, 18th NovemberWe know little about the effect of diet on health. That?s why so much is written about it
One of my scientific heroes is Bernard Katz. The closing words of his inaugural lecture, as professor of biophysics at UCL, hang on the wall of my office as a salutory reminder to refrain from talking about ‘how the brain works’. After speaking about his discoveries about synaptic transmission, he ...
Tuesday, 12th NovemberStuff And Nonsense
Numberwang! Child Health Safety On Measles
Here, Child Health Safety tackles the fascinating topic of measles incidence and mortality. CHS refers to “grossly false claims by the US Centers for Disease Control ['CDC'] – vastly exaggerating the threat measles as a disease poses” and accuses them in the title of lying. CHS quotes (accurately, surprisingly enough) ...
Monday, 4th NovemberDC's Improbable Science
Yet another incompetent regulator. The General Pharmaceutical Council is criminally negligent
Jump to follow-up The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has been the statutory body responsible for the regulation of pharmacy since 2010. It’s status is similar to that of the GMC and. heaven help us, the GCC. Before that the regulator was the same as the professional body, the Royal Pharmaceutical ...
Friday, 1st NovemberMajikthyse
More Cherry-Picked `Evidence?
Some of you will have seen an email that went out the other day to subscribers to the `What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ website. Here it is: Would you like to be featured in a future issue of What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY) magazine? You could be if: –You’ve ...
Wednesday, 30th OctoberWellington Grey About Life
Buying a property in Sydney…
Finally I reached the moment in my life where I strongly considering of buying a house or an apartment in Sydney. But after some reading I'm wondering - is it the right time?According to RP Data Sydney housing market update for October, Sydney house prices are rising ...
Sunday, 27th OctoberLeft Brain Right Brain
Age of Autism expresses concern over “acting in the best interests of the child”
Sunday, 20th OctoberLeft Brain Right Brain
Geiers lose case against PSC
Left Brain Right Brain
Looking back at two decades of Geier
Tuesday, 15th OctoberStuff And Nonsense
Is WDDTY Magazine Anti-Fluoride?
Well, on the basis of this report on their website it would seem so. They do seem to focus on the negative aspects… If you want an overview of fluoride, you might like to try this paper from the Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals (EVM) – and if you’re ...
Sunday, 13th OctoberLeft Brain Right Brain
Mark Blaxill on the Geiers: they do sloppy work
DC's Improbable Science
One incompetent regulator, the Professional Standards Authority, approves another, the CNHC
Jump to follow-up The consistent failure of ‘regulators’ to do their job has been a constant theme on this blog. There is a synopsis of dozens of them at Regulation of alternative medicine: why it doesn’t work, and never can. And it isn’t only quackery where this happens. The ineptitude ...
Wednesday, 9th October
Demonstration tomorrow at DisneyLand
Tuesday, 8th October
Why – and how – I wrote Bad Pharma
Sunday, 6th October
No, the thimerosal in the flu vaccine does not explain why autism rates did not go down
Saturday, 5th October
Is WDDTY Magazine Anti-Vaccine?
The magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You has this week issued a bizarre statement in response to a Times article by Tom Whipple. Among other things, they seem to be upset that the article claimed “that we’d told parents in our latest (October 2013) issues not to immunize their children ...
Thursday, 3rd October
I totally just walked past a tube advert for my book.
New super cheap edition of Bad Pharma, with extra chapter, and: Waterstones Book Club!
Wednesday, 25th September
Notes from the Field: Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2012
Petition Disney to keep the guest assistance passes
Monday, 23rd September
Don?t Read The Daily Mail
DM Reporter is launching the first annual ‘Don’t Read the Daily Mail’ Day tomorrow. We are thusly forbade on September 24th from reading, linking, tweeting, updating, posting, critiquing, spoofing, complaining, borrowing, commenting or thinking about the Daily Mail. We’ll keep it out of the line of sight of those who have befriended ...
Thursday, 19th September
I?m the Doctor ? or am I?
Around the end of 2012 I was alerted to the claims which Dr Jessica Middleton was making on her website, which she calls The Natural Doctor. A central issue was that Dr Middleton (now Dr Braid – see below) was clearly trading as a medical doctor, as evidenced by the ...
Sunday, 15th September
Yes, that $29,800 donation is going to Congressman Issa too
Saturday, 14th September
One year and $40,000 later and another hearing
Sunday, 8th September
Pod Delusion - Episode 203 - UK, Syria and Chemicals.
Inkredulous! Episode 22
Friday, 6th September
Autism Group Petitions CBS News: Take Down Dangerous Video
Saturday, 31st August
Whitewashing the brutal murder of Alex Spourdalakis
Tuesday, 27th August
A review of Do You Believe in Magic, by Paul Offit. And a fine piece of timidity from Nature Medicine
Despite the First Amendment in the US and a new Defamation Act in the UK, fear of legal threats continue to suppress the expression of honest scientific opinion. I was asked by Nature Medicine (which is published in the USA) to write a review of Paul Offit’s new book. He’s ...
Saturday, 24th August
FDA warning: hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes
Wednesday, 21st August
Children?s Immunisation Centre?s Advertising: Misleading And Unsubstantiated
In August 2012, I wrote about an ASA judgement on a complaint I’d submitted about Richard Halvorsen’s Babyjabs clinic. A new adjudication on a different website’s marketing of single vaccines is now available on the ASA website. The ASA received six complaints and investigated seven issues, all of which were ...
Friday, 16th August
Autism center targeted by arsonist receiving generous grant