October 26th 2007, 14:36
Around 7,000 American families have joined a very long queue to try and win a cash settlement after their children suffered permanent, or longterm, damage from one of the 'safe' vaccines such as the MMR. To win their case with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VCIP), the families must prove a direct causal link between the damage done to their child and the vaccine.
For this, they must locate good scientific evidence which would be recognised and accepted by the VCIP board.
October 12th 2007, 12:07
We've been saying for the longest time that hospital is no place to be if you're ill. The distressing news this week about the deaths of 90 elderly patients after contracting the C. Difficile bug in hospital merely adds weight to our scepticism.
It's reckoned that around 5,000 people die each year in a UK hospital after catching a lethal bug, and the picture isn't a whole lot rosier in the USA, either. Other estimates suggest that a hospital patient is infected every two minutes, and that one dies every two hours from C Difficile or MRSA.
October 5th 2007, 11:19
So it's official - herbal medicine is dangerous and ineffective. It's a view that has been enshrined in a review paper with the authoritative title 'A systematic review of randomised clinical trials of individualised herbal medicine in any indication', and published by a prestigious medical journal.
It's just the stuff that medical regulators, and indeed the drug industry, have been looking for in order to control, ban, destroy or take over herbal medicine.