Posts Tagged ‘Daily Mail’

Why You Should Read Beyond the Headline

May 6, 2014

The Daily Mail is making a headline claim that medical experts refuse the treatments they prescribe for the rest of us. The reality, as usual, is a little more complicated. (more…)

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Shiitake Mushrooms and Cervical Cancer

April 18, 2014

The Daily Mail’s Project Oncology appears to have discovered shiitake mushrooms with an item headlined “Could MUSHROOMS prevent cervical cancer?” Inevitably, this possible natural cancer cure has been picked up by Natural News. (more…)

Daily Mail Versus the HPV Vaccine – Again

November 15, 2011

The Daily Mail appears to be attempting to undermine the HPV vaccine program by means of an anecdote and the post hoc fallacy. (more…)

MMR Yet Again

October 4, 2011

The Daily Mail will not let go of the mythical MMR-autism link. Their writer Sally Beck claims that:-

New American research shows that there could be a link between the controversial MMR triple vaccine and autism and bowel disease in children.

This is complete bollocks, to use a technical term. (more…)

Daily Mail Continues Baseless Scaremongering

October 1, 2009

[BPSDB]I have previously covered the Daily Mail’s attempts to whip up fear over the HPV vaccine. When Natalie Morton tragically died shortly after receiving this vaccine, certain elements in the antivaxx movement must have thought Christmas had come early. (more…)

The Press and Public Health

September 5, 2009

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What is driving the relentless antivax stance of Britain’s dead tree media and its onlone off-shoots? I ask because it seems to me that Fleet Street is becoming a menace to public health and I am assuming that spreading disease, misery and death does not appear on the mission statement of any newspaper. Although if it does they are complying with it brilliantly. (more…)

Simple Sums Stump Daily Mail Hacks

September 1, 2009

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In their eagerness to bash public sector workers here, both the journalist and the sub-editor neglected to do some simple arithmetic that would have shown they were writing nonsense. (more…)

What A Surprise – Not

April 23, 2009

[BPSDB]The Press Complaints Commission has rejected my complaint about the Daily Mail’s HPV scare story. Text of decision (with my comments interjected) follows: (more…)

A Complaint to the PCC

March 23, 2009

[BPSDB]I have finally got around to submitting a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission regarding the Daily Mail’s appalling scare story about the HPV vaccine. Text follows. (more…)

A Letter to the “Daily Mail”

March 13, 2009

[BPSDB] I have written to the Daily Mail to protest at their scaremongering anti-HPV vaccine story. (more…)