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New Report Questions Causal Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

New Report Questions Causal Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

A recent news article in Science Daily cites a “status report” by New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) of Cambridge, MA raising questions about the supposed causal link between the Zika virus and the birth defect known as microcephaly. According to the article: “Brazil’s microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery—if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate soared with more than 1,500 confirmed cases.

OB/GYN Group Says Pregnant Women Have Right to Refuse Doctor Recommendations

Earlier this month, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Committee on Ethics issued an opinion paper on “Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy.” The document laid out a series of nine recommendations for what doctors should do when pregnant women refuse medical treatments indicated by their obstetrician–gynecologists…

Whose Truth?

Whose Truth?

I started off this morning dreading an MRI on my back. A few years ago in a period of excruciating pain I finally went to the back doctor to see what in the world was going on. The x-rays showed a possible stress fracture among other issues with a disc. He sent me to have an MRI to confirm. It was indeed he felt, a stress fracture. In our “Life with Autism & Seizures” I can’t imagine how…

Richard Gale and Gary Null, PhD on the Myth of ‘Settled Science’

Richard Gale and Gary Null, PhD on the Myth of ‘Settled Science’

All the data [on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines] is in, so we are told, and no further research and discussion is necessary because vaccines have been officially ruled to pose no neurological and immunological risk to infants, children, pregnant mothers, adults and the elderly. This official policy is founded upon flawed premises and a primitive understanding about the complexities of the human body and its multifaceted immunological system. This argument’s fallacy is actually quite simple.

Bernice Eddy Warned of Defective Salk Polio Vaccine

Bernice Eddy Warned of Defective Salk Polio Vaccine

During the Republican primary presidential debate on September 16, 2015, CNN moderator Jake Tapper noted a U.S. Treasury Department announcement that a woman would appear on the $10 bill. He posed the following question to the 11 candidates on stage, “What woman would you like to see on the $10 bill?” In response, the candidates mentioned eight women, including civil…

A Rose Is a Rose. But What About a Vaccine?

A Rose Is a Rose. But What About a Vaccine?

“A rose is a rose is a rose,” said Gertrude Stein, but is a vaccine always a vaccine? Traditionally, the medical definition of the word vaccine has been, “Injection of a killed microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease.”

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