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Health and stuff, including quackery and anti vax loons

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Last week I read a spectacularly bad article. Titled “Seven steps to a smarter child” it made wild, unsubstantiated claims about the terrible harms to the developing brain from tap water (too many metal ions), wheat, tooth filings and msg. Advice was given to avoid fluoride toothpaste and limit sunscreen use, despite the benefits of these. Unpasteurized milk and fish oils are enthusiastically endorsed without a balanced view of their risks and benefits.
So what, you may be thinking, there’s a lot of weird stuff on the internet. But I didn’t pick this article up from a link deployed in a Twitter argument. It was in my daughter’s school bag, put there by her teacher.
The article was printed in Families Oxfordshire, a free magazine distributed by local schools. It’s one of 39 national franchises offering local listings and “reliable advice on parenting and health”.
The article, which can be…

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Breaking: Burzynski inspection reports » What “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” Don’t Tell You

In The Big C (Cover-up that is), WDDTY made bold claims for the unproven treatment offered at huge cost by the Burzynski Clinic in Texas.

Reports published by the FDA show unrecorded adverse events, failure to obtain proper informed consent, failure to disclose additional costs and systematic destruction of the very patient records that might establish whether the treatment works or not.

This follows on from the suspension of his Institutional Review Board, the closing of all trials to new participants, the withdrawal of trials that have not yet recruited and the removal of antineoplastons from the list of available treatments at the Burzynski Clinic.

This is quite big.

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Breaking: Burzynski inspection reports » What “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” Don’t Tell You.