Tuesday, May 28, 2024


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce


Chiropractic Treatment in Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic has been recognized as an alternative and integrative approach to health in humans for more than 100 years, ever since D.D. Palmer proclaimed that “good health can be sustained naturally, without drugs or surgery, through chiropractic care.” Although chiropractic adjustments began to be given to animals at about the same time as humans, today…

Jumping the Gun on the Zika-Microcephaly Connection

On January 21, 2016, TIME magazine published an article titled “The Brazilian Birth-Defect Rate Is Soaring Dramatically, Possibly Due to the Zika Virus. The article, written by Nash Jenkins, opens with the following paragraph: “Brazilian authorities have reported a huge increase in the number of babies born in the country with uncommonly small heads, and suspect…

Polio Eradication by 2018: A Pipe Dream

The organized effort to eradicate polio from the world began in 1988 as part of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The program was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rotary International, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO), working in partnership and primarily using the live…

Homeostasis is Life’s Balancing Act

The very first thing I did with my brand new Christmas knives was to cut the tip of my finger off… not enough to maim me permanently but enough to slightly change the shape of said finger. I watched in horrified fascination while copious amounts of blood ran down my hand and family members rushed up with towels and silently worried about whether there would still…

Rita Redberg, MD on the “Washout Period” in Clinical Trials

excerpts from research on vaccines and vaccination policy

There are a lot of ways that one can manipulate data in a [drug or vaccine] trial. Trials do what they call a washout period, and what that means is before they choose the people that are going to be in the trial, they give everybody the drug, and the people that have side effects get excluded from the trial. And they say that so people aren’t uncomfortable when they are in the trial. But of course it takes out all the people that have side effects, and that’s very commonly done in drug trials.

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