Archive for February, 2009

More OfQuack Woo

February 16, 2009

[BPSDB]As promised in the title, more quackery which Skills For Health feel is appropriate twenty first century healthcare. It will be noted that Naturopathy, Nutriwoo and Yoga are missing. I feel that, because of their more extensive claims, these need more detailed analysis – which will happen when I have more time. (more…)

Ofquack’s Guide For Reiki Practitioners

February 12, 2009

[BPSDB]Homeopathy is not the only magic now considered a Skill for Health. So is Reiki:- (more…)

Ofquack’s Guide For Homeopaths

February 10, 2009

[BPSDB]I’ve been reading Ofquack’s criteria for professional registration of CAM practitioners here, after Deano on the Bad Science forum pointed out some of the inanities to be found therein. It’s quite scary that this sort of stuff is receiving Establishment backing but as Private Eye and others have pointed out, Charles Windsor has been pushing strongly for this. Consider the Windsors’ favourite CAM, homeopathy, for example. (more…)

Jeni Barnett Does Not Get It

February 8, 2009

[BPSDB]Jeni Barnett is excusing herself on her blog. She still does not seem to see the problem irresponsible media types like her present to public health. (more…)

Jeni Barnett, Antivaxxer

February 7, 2009

[BPSDB]Jeni Barnett LBC recently broadcast a phone-in on LBC in which she made her own attempt to ressurect the MMR zombie. Ben Goldacre recently posted it in his blog and fisked it. You won’t be able to read it now though because LBC’s lawyers got heavy and threatened him with breach of copyright. They may be technically correct (I am not a lawyer) but I didn’t notice any Jeni Barnett CDs when I was shoppingthis morning so Ben’s posting was not costing them any money. I suspect the real reason was that LBC are not happy with Ben’s criticism of their irresponsible behaviour. (more…)

Xocai Acai Rubbish

February 2, 2009

[BPSDB]I just followed a bad science link to the Xocai chocolate website. It’s the motherlode of nutriwoo. I’ll just focus on this page. (more…)

Audio Woo Woo

February 2, 2009

[BPSDB]I can’t get into work today because of the snow so I’ve been surfing the net and found this promotion of overpriced power cables. (more…)