Article Archive for March 2006

Simon Singh exposes BBC pseudo-science
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 25 March 2006
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Several of the people who contributed to, and/or appeared in, the BBC2 series on alternative medicine, have complained that they were treated “like marionettes”, and that the programme was sensationalised and uncritical,

Magnets: OFT tests misleading adverts in High Court
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 15 March 2006
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The Office of Fair Trading has taken Magno-Pulse Ltd to the High Court after they refused to stop what the OFT regards, quit rightly, as misleading advertising. This is the company whose magnets have just been approved by the PPA for prescription on the NHS!

The cost of leg ulcers at the Chiron Clinic
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 14 March 2006
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Emails in my possession show that the Chiron Clinic is able to decide that nutritional supplements are needed for leg ulcers on the basis of an email (as well as magnets of course).

Magnets and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 14 March 2006
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A request for information under the Freedom of Information Act gets the brush-off. It seems that the PPA retains no copies of any information about how it makes its decisions (they say).

Cost to taxpayer of Homeopathic Hospital
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 13 March 2006
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Nobody knows the cost! But here is some information that I found by use of the Freedom of Information Act 2000…

Dave Hitt Is A Twat.
By andrew
Posted in on 12 March 2006
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I assume everyone here already knows that I think smoking in public is something that should be banned. Dave Hitt does not. But then, Dave Hitt doesn’t appear to think very much at all.
I found his website (The Hittman Chronicles — I swear, he calls himself “The Hittman”. It would be cute if he wasn’t [...]