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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HPV vaccine Gardasil, prevents genital warts in sexually active children, there is no evidence that it prevents cervical cancer

On Friday June 10, my daughter came home from school very upset. We had not given consent for the Gardasil HPV vaccine that is being administered at the school this week and her friends told her she would get cervical cancer. The view of her 12 year old friends is … Continue reading

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Mother wins only £90,000 payout after 18 years trying to get the government to take responsibility for MMR damage to her son

Jackie Fletcher formed the group JABs to get justice for children damaged by the MMR vaccine after her son suffered severe brain damage after he was given the controversial MMR vaccine as a baby. The Daily Mail reports she has been awarded £90,00  compensation towards her sons care  The judgment is … 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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