Tag Archive for ethics

Complaints against Burzynski Clinic now at 5 individuals

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The OTHER Burzynski Patient Group blog has discovered a new complaint against the cancer treatment clinic run by Stan Burzynski. 5th Member of Burzynski Staff Faces TMB Complaint On June 29th, 2015, the Texas Medical Board filed a complaint against the Burzynski Clinic’s physician assistant Anita Shrout. This brings the number of confirmed open Medical…

This is why the Daily Mail is not a welcomed source here

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Seriously, you can’t trust the news today. Sometimes, it’s completely bogus but the people mentioned in it are real. How A Fake Viral News Story Wrecked Three People’s Lives. When Zdzislaw Mołodyński took photos of an accident in his home town, he could never have known how the British press would spin the story –…

Columbia U sticks by academic freedom for Dr. Oz

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Some doctors that were not from Columbia U asked the University why they put up with Dr. Oz. They were professionally told to buzz off. A group of doctors just asked Columbia to reconsider Dr. Oz’s faculty appointment. A group of doctors has had enough of Dr. Oz. On Wednesday, 10 physicians, surgeons, and professors…

Nature pulls two papers on stem cells after investigation shows serious problems

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Nature publishes retractions of two high-profile papers that claimed a major advance in the field of stem cells. Science journal retracts paper on stem cell discovery. The scientific journal Nature Wednesday retracted two stem cell papers that received national attention when they were published in January. The paper by researchers from Harvard University and Japan’s…

Brother of murder victim continues to berate paranormal sleuths

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Once again, pararnormal group is slammed as being unethical in their pronouncements and promises. Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett’s brother slams paranormal sleuths over ‘burial spot’ claims – Mirror Online. The brother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has slammed paranormal sleuths for claiming they know where he is buried. Alan, 58, accused them of…

Why do I keep wanting to spit whenever I have to say this Doctor’s name?

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Burzynski blinds people of reason, uses his patients in more ways than one. This is heartbreaking, not heartwarming. Grandfather goes to Washington to try and save ill Hudson granddaughter | New Hampshire NH People. Fed up with unreturned calls to the FDA, Frank LaFountain drove himself to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt…

Family refuses cancer treatment for 10-yr old, judge agrees

In another update to a convoluted story, an Amish girl will not be forced to resume chemotherapy treatments. We covered this story at the end of August when a judge blocked the request for an attorney who is also a registered nurse to assume temporary custody and force the child to undergo treatment for leukemia…

Swiss government homeopathy report gutted by biomedical ethicist

Dr. David M. Shaw of the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Switzerland, writes an editorial in the Swiss Medical Weekly revealing the blatant flaws in the 2011 Swiss government’s positive report on homeopathy. The Swiss report on homeopathy: a case study of research misconduct The report was commissioned following a 2009 referendum in which the Swiss…

Exorcism on the rise in Australia. WTF century are we in again?

Warning on child ‘demons’ Exorcists who claim depression and schizophrenia are demons that can be cast out are treating children as young as two for possession, prompting medical warnings. Exorcisms, religious rites some think can expel devils from people, are reportedly on the rise in Australia. Michelle Pecoult, from Perth-based non-denominational Christian ministry Set Right,…

Trendy teen activity – exorcism

Teen Girl Exorcism Squad: Three Arizona Girls Claim to Cast Out Demons Brynne, 17, is the leader of the pack, the one the others call the “enforcer.” She is home-schooled and a regular on the beauty pageant circuit. Savannah, 20, is known as the “compassionate one,” a college student who likes to shop. Finally, there’s…

The Deliberate Skeptical Hoax

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Hoaxes orchestrated to be revealed as a deliberate ruse are enlightening. Yet, those that were taken in by the stunt are none too pleased afterwards. Skeptical hoaxes are an effective means of drawing attention to an issue but may not turn out as intended. By Sharon Hill   Doubtful News ran the story about student in…