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Complementary and alternative medicine Friday Woo Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Your Friday Dose of Woo: Mere regularity is not enough

Alright, I admit it. I went a little overboard with last week’s edition of Your Friday Dose of Woo. This feature was intended to be a light-hearted look at whatever particular woo target that catches my fancy on a given week, as opposed to the more serious discussions of alternative medicine I like to do […]

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Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

iPods cause autism?

I thought this was a joke when a reader e-mailed me about it. I mean, it’s just so over-the-top that I had a hard time believing that it was real. It was (found via MacDailyNews):

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Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

One more reason homeopathy is not “harmless”

From The Daily Mail: British holidaymakers are putting their lives at risk by relying on homeopathy to protect them against malaria, doctors have warned. The medical experts condemned the practice of prescribing pills and potions made from tree bark, swamp water and rotting plants as ‘outrageous quackery’ and ‘dangerous nonsense’. Their warning follows an undercover […]

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Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Choosing quackery over evidence-based medicine: When is a patient old enough?

Over the couple of days or so, a minor flurry of comments have hit the ol’ blog. I hate to let commenters dictate the content of my blog, but it’s strictly a coincidence that this happens to be a post I had been planning sometime this week anyway and it comes around the same time […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

“On a mission to discredit any and all evidence of a mercury-autism linkage”

Like most bloggers, I suspect, I like to know who’s linking to me. Unfortunately, the majority of bloggers appear not to use TrackBacks, and even when they do for some reason the TrackBacks often don’t register. Couple that with a level of comment spam that sometimes outnumbered my legitimate TrackBacks by at least 200:1, and […]