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Wayne Dyer, self-help guru and advocate of positive thinking, dies at 75

Dr. Wayne Dyer, a self-help guru whose wrote the best-seller “Your Erroneous Zones” as a guide to better living, has died at 75. Dyer was promoted by Oprah Winfrey and several other celebrities. While self-help advice is typically harmless and may be advantageous to some people, the disturbing role of Dyer was to suggest that…

Miss Pennsylvania accused of taking money for faked cancer treatment

A fact of life – People lie. And they lie about really awful things, like having cancer. Authorities accuse Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates, Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International, of casting aside those attributes and faking cancer in an elaborate scheme that raised thousands of dollars. Weaver-Gates lead everyone to believe that she had been diagnosed with chronic…

Fake Cancer Doctor Arrested in California

In Northern California, an investigation by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly targeted cancer patients with bogus treatments. “Doctor Dirt Bag”? Cancer patient says fake doc charged $2,000 for dirt (CBS News): The woman, who has late-stage cancer, reportedly…

“Right to Know” law is ignorant

The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible radiation exposure when purchasing cell phones. Source: Berkeley Approves “Right to Know” Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance | NBC Bay Area The Berkeley City Council late Tuesday voted unanimously to require retailers to warn customers of possible radiation exposure…

Faked cancer or misdiagnosed? Book and app sales are on the line. (UPDATE: LIAR)

Belle Gibson admits she lied about having cancer. She’s a very troubled person. It’s speculated she may suffer from a psychological disorder such as Munchausen syndrome where she fakes illness to get attention. Belle Gibson: ‘No, None of it is true’. “I think my life has just got so many complexities around it and within it,…

UPDATED – the inevitable: Aboriginal rights trump necessary treatment for child with leukemia in Canada

A sad but expected ending to this story about a child who refused treatment for leukemia. Makayla Sault, girl who refused chemo for leukemia, dies Makayla Sault, the 11-year-old girl who refused chemotherapy to pursue traditional indigenous medicine and other alternative treatments, has died. She died Monday after suffering a stroke Sunday. In an interview…

Controversial GMO-rat tumor study republished (UPDATE: Not peer reviewed)

Recall that really, really awful paper that was published about genetically modified maize, Monsanto and Round-up weed killer? You know, the unethical one with the tumor-laden rats which was eventually retracted? Well, here is another example of YOU CAN GET ANYTHING PUBISHED. It’s been published in another journal. It includes a new analysis. Retracted Seralini GMO-rat…

“Culturally appropriate alternative medicines” for leukemia may mean death

This is the Sarah Hershberger case only with Native healing treatments. Dr. to Ojibwes, “anyone who says that traditional medicine works should be thrown in jail” McMaster Children’s Hospital delivered a message to the Sault family Wednesday with an ultimatum; either bring their daughter Makayla back to McMaster or another hospital for chemotherapy, or treat…

Naturopath claims anecdotes are evidence his cancer treatment works

A quack says he has saved lives. Guess what, dude, lots of people say that and are DEAD wrong. Physician suspended over cancer treatment defends his practice. A Bothell naturopathic physician suspended over an experimental cancer treatment spoke out for the first time Friday, defending his practice and alternative medicine. The state suspended Dr. John…

Pick Your Poison – 49% in U.S. subscribe to at least 1 of 6 medical conspiracy theories

Health misinformation abounds in the results of a recent survey of American adults on medical conspiracy theories. Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories (NPR.org) Misinformation about health remains widespread and popular. Half of Americans subscribe to medical conspiracy theories, with more than one-third of people thinking that the Food and Drug Administration is…

Sensitive news: Bobby Drinnon has passed

He was known as an “intuitive counselor” or “sensitive” and was a spiritual person, calling himself a “freethinking Christian”. Bobby Drinnon, who shunned the word ‘psychic’ in favor of ‘sensitive’, dead at age 61 » Knoxville News Sentinel. Bobby Drinnon, the self-styled “sensitive” whose insights were sought by those around the world, has died after…

Psychic diagnosed woman with cancer and was right!

Did a psychic diagose a woman for cancer? Not so fast. Diagnosed by a psychic: Neath mum’s extraordinary cancer story – Wales Online Natasha Clyant visited medium Diane Lazarus in the hope of getting a comforting message from her late dad – but the medium ended up sensing she had cervical cancer. And when she…

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from…