Article Archive for November 2011

Ask the FDA to Inspect Burzynski Research Institute
By majikthyse
Posted in syndicated on 30 November 2011
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Why has this investigational site not been inspected by the FDA? I am going to write to the head of enforcement as follows: Constance Lewin, M.D., M.P.H. Branch Chief, Good Clinical Practice Branch I Division of Scientific Investigations Office of Compliance Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration Building 51, Room 5354 [...]

Clinical Trials for Sale
By majikthyse
Posted in syndicated on 28 November 2011
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The net is alive with the case of The Burzynski Research Institute. It’s actually a very old story, but has had new life breathed into it by an article in The Guardian. There is of course a very great deal that this article does not say. At least the author makes it clear that the [...]

Deflecting Criticism 1 ? Legal Threats
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 28 November 2011
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So you’ve got some sweet deal going – might be alternative medicine, might be hi-fi tweaks. Whatever it is, some twat of a journalist or blogger is pointing out holes in your scientific arguments and suggesting that your product is not as good as you say. This could be a threat to your income stream. [...]

How Nutrition and Supplements Effect the Health and Wellness of Your Body
By Holford Myths
Posted in syndicated on 28 November 2011
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How Nutrition and Supplements Effect the Health and Wellness of Your Body Your body is the only thing that you have to live life too the full. It is a marvelous work of creation. It has certain needs which is its fuel. We must be aware if these needs. Did you know that you have [...]

WPI v. Judy Mikovits: “The story keeps getting stranger”
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 28 November 2011
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The GMC Owes Stuart Jones An Apology
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 26 November 2011
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If anyone ever wondered why ‘Jonas’ chose to make his complaint about Dr. Sarah Myhill to the GMC ‘anonymously’, then they are now being answered by the extemist wing of the CFS/ME activist movement. Before I start though, let us look at the meaning of the word ‘anonymous’ as it is used here. Dr Myhill’s [...]

The cruelty of the Burzynski Clinic must be stopped. Come on, Marc Stephens, make my day
By David Colquhoun
Posted in syndicated on 26 November 2011
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Jump to follow-up The offering of quack cancer treatments at an exorbitant price is simple cruelty. The nature of the Burzynski clinic has been known for some time. But it has come to a head with some utterly vile threatening letters sent to the admirable Andrew Lewis, because he told a few truths about Stanislaw [...]

Burzynski Clinic Threatens Blogger
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 24 November 2011
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Someone acting for the Burzynski Clinic, Burzynski Research Institute, and Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, has written to Le Canard Noir of the Quackometer blog to make threats of legal action regarding a critical article he posted. The correspondence is aggressive (“Be smart and considerate for your family and new child, and shut the article down”), accusing [...]

Reprisal
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 22 November 2011
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There has been a complaint made about one Stuart Jones to the Health Professions Council alleging that he “Made disparaging and/or misleading comments on the website forum, ‘Bad Science’ about Dr XY*.” I understand that Stuart Jones post on the Bad Science forums as ‘Jonas’. I do not recall him making any “disparaging or misleading” [...]

XMRV researcher sued, jailed
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 21 November 2011
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The Information Diet - five ways to improve your data consumption
By SciencePunk
Posted in syndicated on 20 November 2011
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Last week I had a visit from a friend of mine, who was on something of a farewell tour. After several years of planning, he’d packed in his dependable but much-begrudged corporate job, and was setting sail for Asia, to see more of the world. He’s already seen much more of the world than most people. Not because he was well connected or rich, but because he made it his life’s mission to tour the forgotten, the hidden and the forbidden places of the world. I mention this because if there ever was a man to take life advice from, it is this one, and he put into words something I’ve been pondering for a while now.

“It’s called,” he told me, over the noise of the pub, “an information diet.” It seems like an odd concept, even a heretical one. I am by my own admission an information glutton. I suck up huge volumes of information like a baleen whale, sieve it, swallow it, gulp again. I have a cascade of feeds I never have time to read, and I’m getting serious indigestion. Seeing and sharing is easy in an always-online world, and addictive to boot. I’m not the first one to turn a critical eye on my sources of information - the phrase “information diet” was coined long ago; prior to the internet there was no shortage of voices railing against the popular medium as an unfit and corrupting influence, whether it be comics, video games, television, MTV, books, and, we must presume, scrolls and slates in some early day.

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Facts About Healthy Nutrition Supplements
By Holford Myths
Posted in syndicated on 19 November 2011
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Facts About Healthy Nutrition Supplements Keeping health is one with the priorities for every person. So that you can attain other pursuits in your everyday living, you normally should maintain health intact and deal with others. In case you lose your health, you don’t be capable of attain everything else in your everyday living. Therefore, [...]

PCC Upholds Daily Mail?s Right To Distort
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 18 November 2011
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Recently, I wrote about the zombie Daily Mail article on MMR. I made a complaint to the PCC about the article in question, and have now received notice of their decision. Commission’s decision in the case of Cole v The Mail on Sunday The complainant considered that the article was misleading and distorted the information [...]

Congratulations to Kathryn Bjornstad and Corina Becker
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 18 November 2011
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Mum’s plea: ‘Don’t miss MMR’ jab
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 17 November 2011
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Bureau of Investigative Journalism - New ideas, old habits?
By Dr* T
Posted in syndicated on 16 November 2011
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Happy Birthday ASAN
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 16 November 2011
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NVIC claims “intimidation” and “censorship” over Delta videos
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 16 November 2011
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Daily Mail Versus the HPV Vaccine ? Again
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 15 November 2011
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The Daily Mail appears to be attempting to undermine the HPV vaccine program by means of an anecdote and the post hoc fallacy. On Monday the front page carried the headline: Girl, 13, left in ‘waking coma’ and sleeps for 23 hours a day after severe reaction to cervical cancer jabs Leaving aside the fact [...]

Daily Mail On HPV Vaccine
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 15 November 2011
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The Daily Mail have published an article about the HPV vaccine. You won’t be surprised to learn that the tone of the article is scaremongering – with the very real benefits of the vaccine downplayed and a focus on the hypothetical risks.               I complained:   The article is [...]

Judge Rotenberg Center banned from shocking new admissions
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 14 November 2011
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Judge Rotenberg Center lobbies against seclusion and restraint bill
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 14 November 2011
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The Abuses of Chelation Therapy
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 13 November 2011
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Chelation therapy is a method of ridding the body of toxic elements such as lead and mercury. It is a valid method that is misused by certain CAM practitioners. It is a series of administrations of disodium ethylenediamminetetraacetate (which for obvious reasons is usually referred to as EDTA) and various other substances either intravenously or [...]

Wakefield and MMR: New Revelations
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 13 November 2011
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A guest blog post from a UK Doctor New revelations and implications about Andrew Wakefield’s research work. For anyone who doesn’t know about the ramifications of the Andrew Wakefield saga, here is a brief recap. In 1998 he published a paper in the Lancet journal along with 11 colleagues, detailing bowel changes found in a [...]

Score one for Sertraline
By pj
Posted in syndicated on 12 November 2011
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