Article Archive for January 2011

Take a deep breath
By draust
Posted in syndicated on 29 January 2011
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In which Dr Aust hails a vintage piece of Corporate-balls. One of the occasional pleasures of blogging is the unexpected emails you get offering tip-offs or material, relating to something you have blogged about. For instance, my friend David Colquhoun, having written extensively about bogus B.Sc. degrees in Unreality, often gets plain-brown-envelope anonymous deliveries of [...]

How to read a paper
By Ben Goldacre
Posted in syndicated on 29 January 2011
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Sharyl Attkisson didn’t get the memo
By Ken Reibel
Posted in syndicated on 28 January 2011
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How the Lancet reviewed the 1998 Wakefield Lancet paper
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 28 January 2011
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Proposed DSM5 autism diagnostic criteria made public
By Left Brain/Right Brain
Posted in syndicated on 28 January 2011
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Nova Scotia man receives apology for seclusion
By Left Brain/Right Brain
Posted in syndicated on 27 January 2011
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LoJack SafetyNet service debuts in Boston
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 27 January 2011
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Jury awards family $1.7M for shooting death of autistic man
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 27 January 2011
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Pseudo-regulation: another chance to save the MHRA from looking idiotic
By David Colquhoun
Posted in syndicated on 26 January 2011
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Jump to follow-up I hate to be forced to return to the world’s most boring delusion, homeopathy. It is boring because the battle to inform people how daft it is has been almost won. Now not a single Bachelors degree in homeopathy appears in UCAS, compared with at least five in 2007. But the battle [...]

Obama’s State of the Union Address 2011
By Left Brain/Right Brain
Posted in syndicated on 26 January 2011
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Apply Now for IMFAR Stakeholder Travel Awards
By Kev
Posted in syndicated on 25 January 2011
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The Academic-Medical Establishment
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 25 January 2011
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More like you than not
By Left Brain/Right Brain
Posted in syndicated on 25 January 2011
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California regional center on probation
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 25 January 2011
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Is low dose citalopram as effective as other antidepressants?
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 24 January 2011
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Are you a petitioner in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding?
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 24 January 2011
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Ant-acid
By draust
Posted in syndicated on 23 January 2011
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In which Dr Aust finds some black humour on the Internet. As redundancies loom in various parts of the University sector, I have to remind myself that we here in UK Universities PLC are still, despite an expanding cadre of managerial droids, comparatively “under-managed” compared to many sectors of the economy. No, really. Well, all [...]

Flu Vaccines Quackery
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 23 January 2011
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[BPSDB]Mike Adams of Natural News is still banging on about the UK seasonal flu vaccine shortage. He makes his case by completely misunderstanding UK health care provision and invoking Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent research. After months of urging everyone to get vaccinated (and blaming non-vaccinated people for skipping out on their “public health obligation”), UK health [...]

Fiction science: An interview with Tania Hershman
By Joshua Howgego
Posted in syndicated on 22 January 2011
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Armed with a canvas bag brimming with vintage chemistry glassware, Tania Hershman looked like someone off to set up some insane experiment when I met up with her in Cotham last week. Despite being a writer and no longer a scientist, it turned out that is almost precisely what she’s up to.

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Tell me now how do I feel
By Ben Goldacre
Posted in syndicated on 22 January 2011
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NIMH Teams Up to Study ASD Rates in Somali-American Children
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 21 January 2011
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Rebooting the brain helps stop the ring of tinnitus in rats
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 21 January 2011
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Andrew Wakefield’s “do not re-vaccinate” letter
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 20 January 2011
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Press coverage of special education costs during a budget crisis
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 20 January 2011
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Pay and conditions in the NHS
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 19 January 2011
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