Archive for 'Gerin Oil' Category

Gerin Oil: HIV is not an indication

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Depressing news that three people have passed away following the ingestion the old quack remedy of Gerin Oil: At least three people in London with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors. The women died after attending churches in London where they were encouraged […]

The religious anti-vaccine circle

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, December 28, 2008

As well as damaging education, including throwing acid at schoolgirls, the Taliban are repeating the claim of Nigerian religious leaders that Polio vaccine is designed to reduce fertility. The militants [Taliban] have also prohibited immunisation for children against polio – claiming that the UN-sponsored vaccination drive is aimed at causing sexual impotence – causing a […]

Blogging and patient confidentiality

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I raise this at the risk of falling out with some bloggers who I respect. A couple of years ago I had a private discussion with NHS Blog Doc about the issue of confidentiality and blogging. We differed on our views on this. I was concerned that patients were not being asked for consent when […]

Twit of the day

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Here’s Inderjit Singh, a sikh BBC 4 Thought for the Day author, on the human embryology bill, proving that it isn’t just christians who are willing to misrepresent: What is particularly concerning about the Bill’s proposals to allow the creation of part human and part animal embryos is, that while it may help in combating […]

Tactical battles with monsters

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Guardian reports on some scientists’ criticisms of the clerical attack on science in the UK: Dr Stephen Minger, director of the stem cell biology laboratory, King’s College, London, said: “You could perceive that they’re saying this out of real lack of understanding, or you could be more cynical and say they’re doing it to […]

The Speech of Priests Produces Monsters

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Government’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is causing it some problems. Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, used his Easter Sunday message to attack the decision to allow scientists to create “hybrid embryos”. In the process he simplifies what “hybrid embryos” are: What I am speaking of is […]

Creationists expell PZ Myers

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, March 21, 2008

This has to be the funniest blog post of the year. Read it to the end for the full story though.

Virgin Mary miracle

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Virgin Mary has appeared in India and cured 50 people of blindness. Every case has been validated by medical staff. Only joking. At least fifty people have been blinded while trying to find the blessed virgin in the Sun. You know, that great big burning nuclear fire in the sky that your parents told […]

The unrepresentative Dr Katme

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Fresh from his attempts to suggest vaccines are un-Islamic, Dr Abdul Majid Katme is now saying that it is un-Islamic for female Muslim doctors to expose their forearms and wrists in order to wash their hands in line with NHS policies to prevent “superbug” infections [via B&W). “No practising Muslim woman – doctor, medical student, […]