ME/CFS: Harassment of Researchers

November 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , )

As has previously been reported in the press, scientists researching ME/CFS have faced abuse, threats and violence from some activists. Let’s take a look at what this has achieved. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Breakspear Hospital and Jean Monro v the ASA and the GMC

May 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm (Activism) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

In October 2011, I wrote that the Breakspear hospital was offering chelation therapy for coronary and cerebrovascular disease, CFS, autism, and for “preventative medicine” and “anti-ageing”. The page on chelation that I linked to now redirects to a page on treatments that does not mention chelation. Read the rest of this entry »

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PCC Judgement On Daily Mail HPV Article

February 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm (Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Back in November last year, I complained about a Daily Mail article on the HPV vaccine. Another individual also complained (about the Mail and other newspapers) and the PCC decided that theirs would be the main complaint, with mine being considered alongside it. It’s taken over three months, but the PCC have now made an adjudication. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s Wrong With The Breakspear Hospital?

October 26, 2011 at 6:52 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Business, Nutritionism, Vaccines) (, , , , , , , , )

Private hospital, The Breakspear, offer several medical products and services. Some of which look like they may be of dubious value. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm (Astrology, Woo) (, , , )

horoscopeFor me, the idea that the position of the stars can shape our personalities or our destinies doesn’t feel that bizarre. Probably because it’s so familiar. (See for example its influence on language and literature. Or the horoscopes that appear in pretty much every newspaper.) Some have been sufficiently interested in the claims of astrologers that they’ve tested how accurate they are when it comes to making predictions about people’s personalities or the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hate Mail, Abuse, and Death Threats

June 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Paul Offit death threatsThe Guardian have reported that climate scientists in Australia have been moved into safer accommodation, after they received death threats. The Australia National University were quoted as saying that a number of its climate scientists had moved to a secure facility after they received a large number of threatening emails and phone calls. This isn’t the first time that scientists working in a field dealing with controversial issues have been threatened. As Paul Offit, among others, could tell them…

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