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  • (CLIMATE CHANGE DISPATCH) – Do they even know what they’re fighting? One simple statistic is perhaps the sorriest indictment of the credibility of government climate ‘science.’ (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS)– Natural News has exposed dirty dealings with Big Pharma, the FDA and medical journals who publish bogus study reports for years. (more…)


  • (BOSTON GLOBE)– Pharmaceutical companies pay for the clinical trials that Dr. Yoav Golan conducts on antibiotics at Tufts Medical Center. They also pay him tens of thousands of dollars a year to give speeches and advice about their drugs. (more…)


  • (SCIENCEMAG) – The director of the U.S. government office that monitors scientific misconduct in biomedical research has resigned after 2 years out of frustration with the “remarkably dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy. David Wright, director of the Off (more…)


  • “(I)t’s against the law to do many things, but the law winks when a reputable man wants to do a scientific experiment.   For example, the criminal code of the City of New York holds that is a felony to inject a person with infectious material. Well, I tested out live yellow fever vaccine right on my ward in the Rockefeller Hospital. It was no (more…)


  • (ACHILLEASKOSTOULAS) – In case you missed it, the ‘big story’ in academic news in the past week was the retraction of more than 120 papers that had been published by Springer and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The retraction followed the discovery, by Dr. Cyril Labbé of Joseph Fourier University, (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS) We know that neurodevelopmental disabilities among children – such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia – are on the rise. (more…)


  • Thirty years ago this spring, actor Rock Hudson tested “positive” on the new “HIV test.”  A year and a half later, he was dead of so-called “AIDS” after sensational media reports set off a sexual panic.  We look at the more likely causes of death – and why those causes matter. (more…)


  • (WASHINGTON TIMES) – Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like Greenpeace use faulty computer models and scare tactics in fur (more…)


  • As Glenn Greenwald’s story reveals, reputation destruction is one of the main tactics used by the United States and other western countries to “destroy, deny, degrade and disrupt” enemies by discrediting them and planting misinformation. (more…)


  • (THE NEW YORKER) In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. (more…)


  • (OTB) – A recent piece in The Economist points to an issue that has been a recurring theme at OTB over the years: there’s reason to be deeply skeptical of most research published in scientific and other scholarly journals. While I’ve long noted the dubious methodology of medical research in particular, and of the vaunted peer review process in general, it’s actually much worse than I’d previously (more…)


  • NY POST – An Iowa State University professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.  Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS) – Fox News is pimping the latest investigational drug that conventional scientists allege might be able to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals exposed to trauma. (more…)


  • He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


  • (THE ECONOMIST) – “I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a phenomenon known as “priming”. Priming studies suggest that decisions can be influenced by apparently irrelevant actions or events that took place just before the cusp of choice. They have been a boom area in psychology over the past decade, and some of their in (more…)


  • (NY TIMES) –  A medical researcher from Columbia University, Dr. Perry Hudson, made the skid row alcoholics in Lower Manhattan an offer: If they agreed to surgical biopsies of their prostates, they would get a clean bed and three square meals for a few days, plus free medical care and treatment if they had prostate cancer. (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS) – It has been on the U.S. drug market since the early 1990s, and population control organizations like Planned Parenthood continue to push it heavily on black women and other ethnic minorities as a form of contraception. (more…)


  • (RETRACTION WATCH) – Alan Sokal’s influence has certainly been felt strongly recently.  Last month, a critique by Sokal — who in 1996 got a fake paper published in Social Text – and two colleagues forced a correction of a much-ballyhooed psychology paper.  A few days after that, we reported on a Serbian Sokal hoax-like paper whose authors cited the scholarly efforts of one B. Sagdiyev, a.k.a. Borat. (more…)


  • 19 Sep (ProPublica) – It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse.  In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which drop (more…)


  • 1 Sep (LEXINGTON KY) – Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for almost eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis: He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS.  Now the 43-year-old Lexington man is suing the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center (more…)


  • 3 Sep (SOURCEFED) – Elliott Morgan and Joe Bereta weigh in on an OMSJ investigation now being covered by the US and UK media.  Their short video gives you a glimpse of the incompetence and corruption that permeates HIV clinics throughout the US today.  It would be funny if not so tragic.  Stay tuned!  (more…)


  • 26 Aug (LEX18) – A Lexington man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Bluegrass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he d (more…)


  • 13 Aug (INDEPENDENT SCIENCE NEWS) – Variations in individual “educational attainment” (essentially, whether students complete high school or college) cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. That is the finding of a new study reported (more…)


  • (ACHILLEASKOSTOULAS) – In case you missed it, the ‘big story’ in academic news in the past week was the retraction of more than 120 papers that had been published by Springer and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The retraction followed the discovery, by Dr. Cyril Labbé of Joseph Fourier University, (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS) We know that neurodevelopmental disabilities among children – such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia – are on the rise. (more…)


  • Thirty years ago this spring, actor Rock Hudson tested “positive” on the new “HIV test.”  A year and a half later, he was dead of so-called “AIDS” after sensational media reports set off a sexual panic.  We look at the more likely causes of death – and why those causes matter. (more…)


  • (WASHINGTON TIMES) – Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like Greenpeace use faulty computer models and scare tactics in fur (more…)


  • As Glenn Greenwald’s story reveals, reputation destruction is one of the main tactics used by the United States and other western countries to “destroy, deny, degrade and disrupt” enemies by discrediting them and planting misinformation. (more…)


  • (THE NEW YORKER) In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. (more…)


  • (OTB) – A recent piece in The Economist points to an issue that has been a recurring theme at OTB over the years: there’s reason to be deeply skeptical of most research published in scientific and other scholarly journals. While I’ve long noted the dubious methodology of medical research in particular, and of the vaunted peer review process in general, it’s actually much worse than I’d previously (more…)


  • NY POST – An Iowa State University professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.  Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS) – Fox News is pimping the latest investigational drug that conventional scientists allege might be able to help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals exposed to trauma. (more…)


  • He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


  • (THE ECONOMIST) – “I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned research on a phenomenon known as “priming”. Priming studies suggest that decisions can be influenced by apparently irrelevant actions or events that took place just before the cusp of choice. They have been a boom area in psychology over the past decade, and some of their in (more…)


  • (NY TIMES) –  A medical researcher from Columbia University, Dr. Perry Hudson, made the skid row alcoholics in Lower Manhattan an offer: If they agreed to surgical biopsies of their prostates, they would get a clean bed and three square meals for a few days, plus free medical care and treatment if they had prostate cancer. (more…)


  • (NATURAL NEWS) – It has been on the U.S. drug market since the early 1990s, and population control organizations like Planned Parenthood continue to push it heavily on black women and other ethnic minorities as a form of contraception. (more…)


  • (RETRACTION WATCH) – Alan Sokal’s influence has certainly been felt strongly recently.  Last month, a critique by Sokal — who in 1996 got a fake paper published in Social Text – and two colleagues forced a correction of a much-ballyhooed psychology paper.  A few days after that, we reported on a Serbian Sokal hoax-like paper whose authors cited the scholarly efforts of one B. Sagdiyev, a.k.a. Borat. (more…)


  • 19 Sep (ProPublica) – It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse.  In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which drop (more…)


  • 1 Sep (LEXINGTON KY) – Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for almost eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis: He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS.  Now the 43-year-old Lexington man is suing the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center (more…)


  • 3 Sep (SOURCEFED) – Elliott Morgan and Joe Bereta weigh in on an OMSJ investigation now being covered by the US and UK media.  Their short video gives you a glimpse of the incompetence and corruption that permeates HIV clinics throughout the US today.  It would be funny if not so tragic.  Stay tuned!  (more…)


  • 26 Aug (LEX18) – A Lexington man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Bluegrass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he d (more…)


  • 13 Aug (INDEPENDENT SCIENCE NEWS) – Variations in individual “educational attainment” (essentially, whether students complete high school or college) cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. That is the finding of a new study reported (more…)


  • 1 Aug (TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS) – The Great Global Warming Swindle caused controversy in the UK when it premiered on Channel 4 in 2010.  According to Martin Durkin’s documentary, the chief cause of climate change is not human activity but changes in radiation from the sun. (more…)


  • 31 Jul (CCHR INTERNATIONAL) – In March 2009, the American Psychiatric Association announced that it would phase out pharmaceutical funding of continuing medical education seminars and meals at its conventions.  However, the decision came only after (more…)


  • 4 Jul (HEALTH.AM) – A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has discovered why long-term treatment with  many common antibiotics can cause harmful side effects – and they have uncovered two easy strategies that could help prevent these dangerous responses. They re (more…)


  • 29 Jun (NY TIMES) – PETER DOSHI walked across the campus of Johns Hopkins University in a rumpled polo shirt and stonewashed jeans, a backpack slung over one shoulder.  An unremarkable presence on a campus filled with backpack-toters, he is 32, and not sure where (more…)


  • 11 June (ANH.ORG) – Remember the controversial diabetes drug Avandia? In 2010 Alliance for Natural Health told you about two FDA drug safety reviewers who warned the agency that Avandia posed serious risks of heart attack and heart failure when compared with other diabetes drugs. Since then, the drug has been removed from the market in most countries and has been under severe restrictions in the US.  (more…)


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