Current Posts – 25 Sep 2017

Top oncologist and author of a highly praised book on the history of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee, says cancer experts need to understand how the body naturally fights cancer to cut the risk of it spreading. Drugs and peering deeper into cancer genomes won’t do it. The way to go is holistic but he can’t bring himself to say that. [Read more…]

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The assumption of their superiority by white male elites has been severely undermined by the massive failure of systems such as banking and politics. But their counterparts in medicine can be just as arrogant and their failures to do anything other than throw more drugs at the epidemics of chronic disease just as damaging to the rest of us. Time to call them out and demand more democracy and more flexible thinking.

Science is great, right, because you can run experiments that tell if a theory works or not. So scientific medicine will really work. And obviously the American Heart Association only recommends scientific treatments. Doesn’t it? Well not going by its latest paper on saturated fat. That was based on a really rubbish experiment done sixty years ago. Yes really. Confused about diet? Read on.

The recent performances of those encouraging us to eat large quantities of carbohydrates might be described as Misadventures in la-la- la LPatients hoping for a diet to help with diabetes are doomed to disappointment in South Africa. Meanwhile over a billion pounds has been spent in the UK on cancer drugs that don’t work, says a new report. In South Africa, the scientist who blew the whistle is in the dock, while in the UK no one is to blame for the cancer drug fiasco. Is evidence based medicine bust? 



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