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Close to home

Friday, September 19th, 2008 Posted in Health | No Comments »

I had a shock today when I was wandering past Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and I spotted something truly horrific in the corner of one of the hospital wings, worryingly near to the main entrance. Yes, it's the ...

Karadzic found practising quackery

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 Posted in General, Health | No Comments »

Great news, folks.  Bosnian Serb war-crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic has finally been arrested.  And guess what? He was practising alternative medicine in a Belgrade clinic.  Now, if only scientists were allowed to use ad-hominem attacks, oh what fun we could ...

Chemical free?

Saturday, July 19th, 2008 Posted in Biology, Health | No Comments »

There's a new series of advertisements on British TV for a make of garden fertiliser which proudly announces that it is 'chemical free'. Really? Hmmm.. well, the only thing that's chemical free is a vacuum, and I'm sure that's not ...

Home births

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 Posted in Health | No Comments »

I was just watching a programme entitled "Extraordinary People: Outlaw Births", about women who choose to give birth at home instead of a hospital. It was shown on UK channel 5 at 9pm tonight.  It struck me as a really ...

The barbed hooks of delusion

Friday, July 4th, 2008 Posted in Health, Religion | No Comments »

I've recently discovered the excellent podcast recorded by the New England Skeptics Society, which you can find at this address. One thing I was struck by in an archive episode was a comment about faith healers, and the insidious Benny ...