Article Archive for July 2012

Vaccination Council: Misleading
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 30 July 2012
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Vaccination is one of medicine’s great success stories, preventing deaths and serious ill health caused by infectious diseases – and almost always doing so without causing serious harm in the process. I will be discussing the lives saved and harm prevented by vaccination against diseases such as pertussis and measles in this post, but first [...]

Queen Mary, University of London in The Times. Does Simon Gaskell care?
By David Colquhoun
Posted in syndicated on 30 July 2012
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A lot of people from around the world ready my last post, Is Queen Mary University of London trying to commit scientific suicide?. Nonetheless, the mainstream media reach a different audience. They are still needed. Oddly enough, the Guardian Higher Education section didn’t seem very interested. For a paper that publishes Polly Toynbee abd George [...]

Infant Colic - A Whole New World of Manipulating the Vulnerable
By Dr* T
Posted in syndicated on 25 July 2012
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Bodybuilding Tips Nutritional Supplements For Bodybuilders
By Holford Myths
Posted in syndicated on 25 July 2012
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Bodybuilding Tips Nutritional Supplements For Bodybuilders Athletes and bodybuilders use nutritional substances in an effort to gain a legal edge over fellow competitors. The use of nutritional supplements has not been outlawed by the major sporting organisations. This does not mean that they are safe, appropriate or without side effects. The potential lethal side effects [...]

Anecdotal Evidence
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 24 July 2012
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As is pointed out in the Wikipedia article on anecdotal evidence, such evidence is considered to be dubious support of a claim. Not only because it may be unrepresentative of a “typical” experience, but also because anecdotal evidence consists of casual observations rather than rigorous analysis. It is inevitable that casual observations will be subject [...]

Open Letter to the Media in the Wake of the Aurora Shootings
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 23 July 2012
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Stem cell “therapy” for autism in the Philippines?
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 23 July 2012
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Exploring the Proposed DSM-5 Criteria in a Clinical Sample
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 20 July 2012
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Autism Speaks accused of disability discrimination
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 20 July 2012
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Know the Nutritional supplements you consume
By Holford Myths
Posted in syndicated on 20 July 2012
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Know the Nutritional supplements you consume When our body is in sufficient of the essential nutrients in our every day diet, the Nutritional supplements come to your rescue. The focus is now on practical healthcare rather than treating the disease at the indication. Many health problems can be obviously linked to nutritional deficiencies. This may also [...]

Daily Mail Science Correspondent on Vaccination
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 19 July 2012
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The Daily Mail have this week published an article on the HPV vaccine. Remarkably, it’s actually quite good. Certainly better than those written by Rachel Porter, Paul Sims, and the anonymous (and ubiquitous) Daily Mail Reporter. (See here, here, here, and here for my thoughts on those articles.) The journalist in question is Fiona MacRae. The [...]

Is Infertility Associated with Childhood Autism?
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 17 July 2012
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Chad Jackson starved to death
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 17 July 2012
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Fallacious Conflation of Homeopathy and Herbalism
By jaycueaitch
Posted in syndicated on 15 July 2012
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The British Homeopathic Association has turned to celebrity endorsement of their sugar pills. Presumably as a distraction from the lack of any real evidence that they work. An interesting point about these endorsements: the slebs are all waving pretty flowers around and banging on about how natural homeopathy is. Those who do not know how [...]

The Great Nutritional Supplement Company Ripoff
By Holford Myths
Posted in syndicated on 15 July 2012
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The Great Nutritional Supplement Company Ripoff Do you know what the average price markup for all those fat burner, muscle builder, and energy providing pills, powders, and potions you see lining the shelves of your local health food store is? Astoundingly, the markup from cost to retail price averages anywhere from 30%-200% depending on the [...]

Anti-SLAPP motion moves forward in Wakefield v. BMJ et al.
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 13 July 2012
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What is the IACC charged to do?
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 12 July 2012
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Nutritional Supplements Necessary to Boost Immunity
By Holford Myths
Posted in syndicated on 10 July 2012
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Nutritional Supplements Necessary to Boost Immunity Strong immunity is the best weapon to defend ourselves against diseases. To develop a strong immunity, right and healthy diet is the key. There are many nutrients which are helpful in building up good immune system. Sadly, few of these are not manufactured in our bodies. In that case, [...]

The Confusing Case of the ?Cancer Active? Charity
By jdc325
Posted in syndicated on 8 July 2012
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Professor David Colquhoun of the Improbable Science blog has apparently been threatened with legal action over a blog post about CANCERactive. I am baffled. I am confused for various reasons, including the following: I’m uncertain of the objectives of the charity, I am uncertain of the basis of the legal threat, and I am uncertain [...]

Agenda for July 10 IACC meeting
By Sullivan
Posted in syndicated on 7 July 2012
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