MMR vaccination – still underachieving on a massive scale

November 26, 2010 at 10:57 am (Anti-Vaccination, Vaccines) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Guest blogpost from Peter Flegg, UK doctor.

This week I discovered a new toy to play around with. It’s the new interactive section of the Health Protection Agency website, called Health Protection Profiles. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Daily Mail Article(s) On Vaccination

November 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , )

Here, the Daily Mail publish an article on a proposal to inoculate children on a same day surgery visit [PDF of original article here]. The article has been amended since I first read it last night [PDF of this morning’s version here]. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rodial Roundup

November 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm (Legal Chill) (, , , , )

I wrote yesterday about Rodial silencing criticism. Several other bloggers have also written about the case and I thought I’d do a quick round-up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silencing Critics: Legal Chill

November 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm (Legal Chill) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A company called Rodial have threatened a doctor with a lawsuit after she raised doubts about a “boob job cream”. While Rodial’s lawyers letter states that Rodial would have provided information on “clinical assessment and product ingredients” on request, they failed to do so when contacted by Ben Goldacre. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Came First – The Music Or The Misery?

November 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , )

Rob GordonThis is a question asked by John Cusack’s character (Rob Gordon) in the film High Fidelity. I thought it might be fun to write a blogpost that tried to go some way to answering the unresolved question of a fictional character. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scare stories and MMR vaccine: What if there is a measles outbreak?

November 1, 2010 at 11:53 am (Anti-Vaccination) (, , , , )

Guest blog post from WH

The What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You website is up with a new scare story about MMR vaccine. The scare story itself has been debunked but let us take a look at the advantage that MMR vaccine provides by preventing measles and what will happen if the vaccine coverage decreases. Read the rest of this entry »

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