Article Archive for March 2011

Autism supplement in yesterdays Independent
By Kev
Posted in syndicated on 31 March 2011
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Loving Lampposts: synopsis and director’s statement
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 31 March 2011
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Loving lampposts
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 30 March 2011
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Wired: iPads Are Not a Miracle for Children With Autism
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 30 March 2011
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NHS reform myths
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 29 March 2011
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Homeopathic Anecdote On The One Show
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 29 March 2011
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I enjoyed parts of this evening’s One Show on BBC One. I enjoyed the explanation of the magical thinking (like cures like) and diluting ‘active’ ingredients out of existence that form the basis for homeopathy. I especially enjoyed the Doctor pointing out – in response to Monty Don’s argument that ‘it doesn’t matter how homeopathy [...]

Sweden to check birth blood samples of autistic Somalis
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 29 March 2011
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The fundamental priority of a national health service
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 28 March 2011
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The News You Didn?t Read: Flu Vaccines And Guillain–Barré syndrome
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 28 March 2011
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Ben Goldacre recently asked why nobody wrote about this paper on flu vaccines and Guillain–Barré syndrome. I’ll come back to that question later, but first a look at the paper. What they did: At the time of vaccination, vaccinees were instructed to report any adverse event to physicians or vaccination providers. [...] Adverse events that [...]

A thoroughly dangerous charity: YesToLife promotes nonsense cancer treatments
By David Colquhoun
Posted in syndicated on 28 March 2011
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An email yesterday alerted me to YesToLife. This outfit seemed to me to be so dangerous that a word of warning is in the public interest. Their own description says “YES TO LIFE is a new charitable initiative to open up a positive future for people with cancer in the UK by supporting an integrative* [...]

Politicians and the NHS
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 28 March 2011
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Sharing the pain
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 27 March 2011
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Cranial Osteopathy at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, and inaction by Dr Gill Gaskin
By David Colquhoun
Posted in syndicated on 26 March 2011
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Last year the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital was rebranded as the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM). The exercise seems to have been entirely cosmetic. Sadly, they still practise the same nonsense, as described in Royal London Homeopathic Hospital rebranded. But how different will things be at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine?. [...]

When ethics committees kill
By Ben Goldacre
Posted in syndicated on 26 March 2011
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Measles in Minnesota: more cases and a visitor
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 26 March 2011
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Of slime and childish curiosity
By draust
Posted in syndicated on 26 March 2011
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In which Dr Aust ponders slime. And scientific tendencies. Reproduced from the wonderful xkcd.com, the comic strip that regularly captures the spirit and the reality of science Last weekend the Aust entourage, including Junior Aust (aged six-and-a bit-well-nearly-seven-in-a-few-months) visited this event at one of the nearby museums, run by the people from Manchester University’s Life [...]

Sharing the risk - creaming the profits
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 25 March 2011
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A GPS for the Developing Human Brain
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 24 March 2011
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Homeopathy for Radiation Sickness Slammed by Experts
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 23 March 2011
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This is how homeopathy should be reported on by the media. The article opens with criticism of an alternative medicines business for “spruiking homeopathic ‘remedies’ for radiation sickness in an apparent attempt to capitalise on the nuclear disaster in Japan“: The Homeopathy Plus clinic, based on the NSW central coast, said in an email newsletter [...]

States request waivers to cut special education funding
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 22 March 2011
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