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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine

Now there’s a cage match I’d like to see when I get back from Chicago…

…Mark Crislip versus Doug Bremner. Dr. Crislip calmly explains the evidence regarding flu vaccination and why it’s safe and effective. Perhaps the most important point there is this: So it’s a suboptimal vaccine. And that’s a problem. One, because it will make it more difficult to prove efficacy in clinical studies and two, there is […]

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Skepticism/critical thinking

Live at Five! The 121st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

Now here’s some tasty blogging for you to peruse and read while I’m on my way to Chicago. Hot off the presses, it’s the 121st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle over at The Mad Skeptic. Go. Read. Learn. Enjoy. Orac will be back soon enough to annoy woo-meisters everywhere, and the occasional skeptic or two. […]

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Medicine Quackery

I’m off to Chicago, where the woo doth flow

Surgeons, especially general surgeons, know that the middle of October is an important time of year. One thing that hospitals notice is that the surgery schedule in the O.R. often slows down considerably for several days. If you’re the junior surgeon or otherwise the low man on the totem pole, you suddenly find that it’s […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Medicine Quackery

Dumbest comment ever?

Orac’s anti-stupidity circuits just took a serious beating. It’s kind of like Star Trek, when the Enterprise is being battered by multiple Klingon warships. After multiple phaser and photon torpedo hits, its shields are down to 10% and in danger of failing. Orac is feeling sort of like that right now, except that it was […]

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Medicine Quackery

A trio of woo at the UMDNJ School of Nursing in Newark

Quackademic medicine has struck again. Worse, it’s struck at one of my old stomping grounds. OK, not exactly, but rather close to a past home. Let me back up a minute. I know someone who attended nursing school at UMDNJ. It’s actually a very good nursing school, but, alas, it has a serious woo streak […]