Acupuncture Works, Say Scientists

May 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm (Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Media) (, , , , , )

AcupunctureAnother day, another story in the popular press suggesting that scientists have shown that a popular alternative treatment is effective. Read the rest of this entry »

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The BMJ: Rabid Responses and Competing Interests

May 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Conspiracy, Nutritionism, Patrick Holford, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A recent article in the BMJ attracted comment from the drearily ubiquitous John Stone (known to some as “the Pope of Jabs”). This comment on competing interests reminded me of Patrick Holford’s foray into the rabid responses section. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Daily Mail and Mr Andrew Wakefield

May 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm (Anti-Vaccination)

Andrew Wakefield (or to give him his full medical title, Andrew Wakefield) has today been struck off by the GMC. Left Brain Right Brain has the transcript of the determination (available as a PDF here). This is the important bit: Read the rest of this entry »

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Big Pharma Naughtiness

May 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm (Big Pharma, Business, Woo) (, , , , , , , , , )

From time to time, I have referred to instances of the promoters of Alternative Medicine falling foul of regulators (for example the ASA). I thought it time to take a look at pharmaceutical slapdowns. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chiropractic For Autism

May 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm (Chiropractic) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This PDF from Discover Chiropractic is headed “Chiropractic and Autism: Studies Give Hope”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Woo In Sport

May 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm (Supplements, Woo) (, , , , , )

Woo in sport comes in many forms. From the array of supplements taken by weightlifters to the horse placenta treatment tried by Robin van Persie. Read the rest of this entry »

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BANT: A Profile

May 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm (NLP, Nutritionism, Supplements) (, , , )

According to the beginning of their mission statement, the British Association For Applied Nutrition And Nutritional Therapy [BANT] “act as a professional body for nutritional therapy practitioners and those working in the wider application of nutritional science”. Read the rest of this entry »

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