Posts Tagged ‘Quackery’

“Homeopathic Medicine”

May 6, 2009

[BPSDB]Analysis of more factoids from Louise Mclean’s “50 Facts About Homeopathy” . This time I’m going to look at the second section, “Homeopathic Medicines”. (more…)

Scenar Bioresonance

December 4, 2008

[BPSDB] The Alt.Med crowd love their electronic “bioresonance” devices. Here is one which claims to cure all kinds of ills with electrical impulses “tailored to mimic the electrical discharges of the nervous system.” (more…)

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…)

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?


Are They Proud of Themselves?

March 18, 2008

Andrew Wakefield, Jackie Fletcher and the wilfully ignorant JABS nutters, the pig-ignorant journalists and all the rest of the merry crew who perpetrated the MMR hoax – are they proud of their achievement? (more…)

More Fish Oil Slipperiness

March 14, 2008

I have already commented on the non-decisions made about the non-trial of fish-oils in Durham here. More information has come my way. (more…)

Woo Lies

March 8, 2008

Debate with woos for any length of time and there are some debating points you can guarantee will crop up. (more…)

The Great Durham Fish Oil Saga

March 1, 2008

When is a trial not a trial? When is a Council decision not a Council decision? When is an attempt to improve exam results not an attempt to improve exam results? The answer, it would appear, is when Durham County Council have anything to do with it. (more…)

Joseph Chikelue Obi is Feeling the Heat

February 21, 2008

It is beginning to look like Joseph Chikelue Obi’s attempts to silence criticism of his quackery has been a spectacular own-goal. (more…)

Netcetera Cave In

February 18, 2008

Like Bold Sir Robin in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, web hosts Netcetera have bravely turned their tails and fled. On 23 January I described how a ludicrous quack, the self-styled “Professor Doctor” Joseph Chikelue Obi attempted to silence legitimate criticism of him on Quackometer. (more…)