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Homeopaths Respond to CBC Marketplace

Homeopaths Respond to CBC Marketplace

11 December 2014 by Kim Hebert

On Friday, 28 November 2014, CBC Marketplace aired an episode (which I recommend watching before reading this) in which they sent parents and their babies to homeopaths for vaccine advice. They were exploring whether homeopaths were one of the sources of misinformation scaring concerned parents away from vaccines. (Note: This article is not about the […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Conspiracy Theories, Health, Ontario, Pseudoscience, Vaccines3 Comments

Lisa Posard and Mark Huckaby

New Film Fights Vaccine Hesitancy

01 May 2014 by Michael Kruse

Fear sells. Parents are set up to respond to fear-based propaganda quite handily: a new baby in the house puts everyone on alert, like having a delicate glass globe balanced on a knife’s edge, ready to fall at the mere hint of a breeze.  The information war over vaccination is an obvious reflection of this […]

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NHP Licensing by Health Canada Ignores Reality

NHP Licensing by Health Canada Ignores Reality

10 September 2013 by Michael Kruse

The debate over the licensing of dubious products by Health Canada heated up over the weekend this week with an article published in the Toronto Star on Friday.  The article, by NYU med student Nathan Kunzler and NYU medical ethics professor Dr. Arther Caplan, suggests that Health Canada’s continued approval of bogus homeopathic “nosodes” may […]

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Posted in Canada, Health, Health Canada Approves..., Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising7 Comments

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

13 May 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Cutbacks Hurt a State’s Response to Whooping Cough Washington state has been feeling the effects of a pertussis outbreak, and cutbacks to the healthcare system have not helped. Thanks to Anna for this link. We’ve also seen an outbreak north of […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

24 July 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. I hope you are all enjoying the summer. Here are the Fails and Wins in the media last week. Is The HPV Vaccine Safe? Paul sent in this Win from the wonderful blog, Information is Beautiful. It sums up the risks associated with the HPV vaccine, results compared to placebo, and the reduction […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

14 March 2010 by Melany Hamill

Scott saw this disappointing article about Andrew Wakefield. The article completely glosses Wakefield’s many ethical infractions and defends him as a victim of a “big pharma” smear campaign. Wakefield’s defenders all have a short memory. They fail to remember that he himself worked for “big pharma” and patented his own measles vaccine that he intended […]

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