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Author Archives: M O'Callaghan
I love Facebook. I’ve met so many like-minded mums online and many are, effectively, my Twitter filter – not a great fan, to be fair. A friend of mine in Michigan was totally outraged to see the Honest Company tweet … Continue reading
Seven year old, Melissa, is autistic and lives with her parents in France. Her mother, Jacqueline Tiarti has not eaten for eleven days. “Thank you, my country,” writes Tiarti on Facebook, “for having pushed me into a hunger strike to … Continue reading
This story from 2011 recently appeared on the fabulous Doubtful News. As a result, it is being discussed all over again at least in some of the online circles I move in so, having written about it at the time, … Continue reading
Bill Maher is lauded by many skeptics for his criticism of organised religion. Some prefer to just gloss over or totally ignore his rejection of “western medicine” as he likes to call it and his many rants about the fantasy … Continue reading
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the role of peer review in the MMR causes autism scandal kick started by Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent 1998 study. In my other guise of Autismum I’m often locking horns with … Continue reading
The Republic of Ireland is facing deep financial crisis, as these robots will explain: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPZnOBhGrQ&w=420&h=315]
Part one of this short series looked at unregulated stem cell clinics fleecing patients of their savings and robbing them of their health and even their lives. I had intended to write about the changes to regulation of stem cell … Continue reading
On April 22, 2013, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) issued a press release urging, “Italian lawmakers to heed concerns of scientists around the world about the premature practice of unproven stem cell treatments.” The warning comes after Italy’s … Continue reading
When a study is submitted to a scientific journal, it goes through a number of stages, at any of which, its publication could be rejected. The editorial team check the paper. They ensure it fits within the scope of their … Continue reading