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USA Today tackles Burzynski again – His lawyer makes ludicrous assertion

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Earlier this month, we posted the story of how controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski was under fire once again from the Texas state medical board citing a long list of complaints regarding his practice in Houston using a dubious, unproven cancer treatment. Now, USA Today, who did a huge expose on Dr. B, is back…

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…

Swiss government homeopathy report gutted by biomedical ethicist

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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?

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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

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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…

Wakefield’s coauthors, and academic institutions in general, called out by BMJ editorial

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An editorial in the British Medical Journal calls Wakefield’s coauthors into the limelight. It’s not over yet… Institutional research misconduct | BMJ. Now we can report that it is not only Wakefield and UCL’s administrators who have a case to answer. This week we publish new information that puts the spotlight on Wakefield’s coauthors. Among…