Sixty years after BMJ told us Measles was a “mild infection”, what changed?

In January February 1959 there was a measles epidemic in the UK, 41,000 cases. No one died according to the British Medical Journal and there were very few complications associated with the infection. My best friend Joey and I avoided catching it in that epidemic even though our parents tried, … Continue reading

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Does the flu vaccine actually work? Pharmaceutical Industry has too much influence on Government health policy.

An interesting article in today’s Daily Mail about the Flu Vaccine, I have taken the meat off the bone so forgive my “Bias”.  The article states; The NHS spends around £100 million a year on the national flu jab campaign, but now a leading expert suggests it’s a waste of … Continue reading

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There is good science, bad science & PR for the pharmaceutical industry

The scientific approach changed during the second world war. The war demanded something more urgent and goal directed. New weapons needed to be manufactured and new technologies invented to aid soldiers in the battlefield. Physicists had created sonar, radar , chemists had produced chemical weapons etc etc. The undisputed crown … Continue reading

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