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Colorado takes a step forward in reproductive rights

The past 50 years or more have seen a constant struggle for reproductive rights for women. It has been a battle that has been constant with some progress made and attempts to remove those rights sometimes winning. Recently, it seems … Continue reading

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Homoeopaths are not Medical Experts – Post at Skeptic North

Bryce Wylde is a well known Canadian promoter of homoeopathy and other forms of Naturopathic medicine. However, despite how CBC legitimizes him and his unfounded beliefs, he is not a medical expert. On Skeptic North, I have re-posted an open … Continue reading

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Eliminating certain foods can improve medical conditions – or not

It must be so easy being a naturopath writing a column in a newspaper. You are under no constrictions to source any material or provide useful medical advice. If only responses could be so easy. Important note, I am not … Continue reading

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Philippines make a move forward on Reproductive Rights – RC Church Displeased

The Philippines recently passed legislation to provide free contraception to poor Filipinos and, as you would expect, the Catholic Church fought it tooth and nail. Over 80% of Filipinos are members of the Roman Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop overwhelming support … Continue reading

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Australian Report – Homoeopathy doesn’t Work

In a report that should surprise no one, a draft paper by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) concluded that homoeopathy is useless. The committee, composed of physicians, pharmacists, and academics, worked under the following guidelines:

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Damned if you do… – heart attacks and anti-psychotics

I have severe depression, and I have had a heart attack. Yes, my father was only in his mid-fifties when he had his first, so I had some genetics against me. However, I had also been taking anti-depressants and anti-psychotics … Continue reading

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All Trials Legislation Passes in EU

There have been many serious criticisms levelled against pharmaceutical companies for hiding negative results and promoting dubious claims of efficacy and safety of the drugs they manufacture. They have been able to get away with this at least partly because … Continue reading

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Vaccinations and Parachutes

A new paper calls for “double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.”  Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials Gordon C S Smith, Jill P Pell Introduction The parachute … Continue reading

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Measles in PEI

Measles is making a comeback in the Western world. As of March 25, 2014 the list includes 228 cases in Chilliwack BC, 10 in Saskatchewan, as well as outbreaks in Ottawa, Toronto, Manitoba, and PEI. The news out of my home province … Continue reading

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A few cancer myths

It would be virtually impossible to catalogue all the myths that abound on the causes and treatments for the diseases we collectively call cancer. In the tradition of making top ten lists, Oliver Childs writing at Cancer Research UK takes a … Continue reading

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