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September 18, 2014

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5:00 PM | Mike Adams and “natural biopreparedness” against Ebola and pandemics
This one will be much shorter than usual, mainly because I was out late last night for a dinner function at which I was on a panel of breast cancer experts. I must admit, even after having been an attending surgeon for 15 years, it never ceases to make me feel a bit weird to…

September 15, 2014

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3:39 PM | Homeopaths get professional accreditation in UK – PSA gets a FAIL
In other words, the foxes guard the henhouse. This is a terrible and stupid idea that opens the door to tacitly endorsed quackery. Independent quality mark for homeopaths. The Society of Homeopaths’ voluntary register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, the… Source: Doubtful News
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9:16 AM | Wondering about water
One day back in the last century (literally) while I was working on my PhD, I went on an expedition into the University’s library archive. I remember it as a dusty cavern with rows of metal shelves creaking under the weight of volumes that smelled of old paper. You had to get a special key to get in, and I remember nervously looking over my shoulder just in case the lights flickered out and my life turned into a cheesy horror movie. I can’t remember what I was actually looking for […]
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7:57 AM | Homeopathy for hemorrhoids? What a pain in the…well, you know
In a past life, before I became so specialized, I was a general surgeon. Like all surgical oncologists and even breast surgeons, before I became a specialist, I had to do a general surgery residency. In addition to the usual cancer problems a general surgeon faces, the two most common being breast and colon cancer,…
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7:57 AM | Homeopathy for hemorrhoids? What a pain in the…well, you know
In a past life, before I became so specialized, I was a general surgeon. Like all surgical oncologists and even breast surgeons, before I became a specialist, I had to do a general surgery residency. In addition to the usual cancer problems a general surgeon faces, the two most common being breast and colon cancer,…

September 05, 2014

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7:17 AM | Ebola SCAMs
Ebola, like all  diseases, is an opportunity for some to offer up curious treatments.  Here is a brief budget of Ebola related SCAM (supplements, complementary and alternative medicine) and a few Dug the Dog digressions. Homeopathy Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.  Emile Durkheim. Homeopath? In […]

August 30, 2014

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5:38 PM | Listen: Dr. Brian Goldman’s Soft Take on Alternative Medicine
Dr. Brian Goldman (@nightshiftmd), host of a great CBC radio show called White Coat Black Art that dares to pull back the curtain on the hidden world of medical practice, seems to be the latest victim of integrative medicine (IM). This IM movement has been gaining traction with Western physicians and medical institutions: many North American hospitals … Continue reading →

August 26, 2014

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3:03 PM | Doctor claims to have a homeopathic, electronic treatment for Ebola
There was a good bit of justifiable outrage on social media this week as a medical doctor claimed that his homeopathic nonsense was a way to supplement cure and prevention of Ebola. American doctor proffers technology cure for Ebola. American doctor, Dr. Bill Gray MD claims he has technological remedy to help people infected with… Source: Doubtful News
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