Archive for April, 2008

The Next Superfood Nonsense

April 24, 2008

I confidently predict that the newspaper health and living sections will be pushing the aronia berry as the next “superfood”. (more…)

Getting The Story Straight

April 19, 2008

Seems to be beyond Durham County Council. (more…)

We’re All Doomed!

April 11, 2008

Private Frazer’s catchphrase came to mind while reading a couple of articles on the fragility of civilisation in last week’s New Scientist.


Getting the Measles Message

April 8, 2008

Are the arrogant, selfish, middle-class ignorami who would rather believe the ravings of JABS than the knowledge of qualified medical practitioners finally getting the message?


We Are All Kathleen Seidel

April 4, 2008

Kathleen Seidel and her excellent Neurodiversity blog have become victims of crude legal intimidation. Read about it here. This is a prime example of what Americans call a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Peoples’ Participation). (more…)

It’s All Gone Quiet Over There

April 1, 2008

Anybody who has read the works of homeopaths such as Dana Ullman or Sue Young will know they often bang on about “allopathy” and “iatrogenic illnesses”. Allopathy means “intending to cause symptoms different to those manifested by the patient” (homeopathy means “cause the same symptoms…”)  “iatrogenic” means “caused by doctors” although homeopaths use it to refer to the side effects of drugs. So if a patient had been killed by a medication sold by a big industry, you’d expect the homeopaths to be shouting about it from the roof-tops, wouldn’t you?