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  1. Chemical castration of autistic children leads to the downfall of Dr. Mark Geier
    One of the most persistent myths is one that’s been particularly and doggedly resistant to evidence, science, clinical trials, epidemiology, and reason. It’s also a myth that I’ve been writing about a long time. Specifically, I’m referring to the now scientifically discredite…
  2. Why the latest Geier & Geier paper is not evidence that mercury in vaccines causes autism
    Several people have been sending me either links to this paper or even the paper itself: Young HA, Geier DA, Geier MR. (2008). Thimerosal exposure in infants and neurodevelopmental disorders: An assessment of computerized medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. J Neurol Sci. 2008 May 14 [Epu…
  3. Medical science policy in the U.S. under Donald Trump
    When Dr. Oz met Donald Trump: Somehow this photo just seemed appropriate for this post. Last week, in an unexpected upset, Donald Trump won the Presidential election in the Electoral College while losing the popular vote and is now President-Elect. Regular readers of my not-so-super-secret other b…
  4. The stem cell hard sell
    It’s generally not a good indication that their treatments work when doctors use the same hard sell techniques as used car salesmen. Stem cells are magical. Stem cells are all-powerful. Stem cells cure everything. Stroke? No problem! Paralysis? Stem cells’ll fix it. Autism? Yes, even a…
  5. Dealing with vaccine hesitancy and refusal
    How do we deal with parents who would rather their babies face diseases than vaccines? As long as there have been vaccinations, there has been an antivaccine movement, and as long as there has been an antivaccine movement, there have been parents who refuse to vaccinate. In a past that encompasses…
  6. Forget stem cell tourism: Stem cell clinics in the US are plentiful
    I had planned on writing about something else this week, but late last week another story caught my eye, because it served as a perfect follow-up to what I wrote about last week. To recap, I wrote about a man named Jim Gass, a former chief legal counsel for Sylvania, who had suffered a debilitating…
  7. Confusing overdiagnosis for an “epidemic” of thyroid cancer in Japan after Fukushima
    A Japanese girl being screen for thyroid cancer. One of my favorite topics to blog about for SBM is the topic of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. These are two interrelated phenomena that most people are blissfully unaware of. Unfortunately, I’d also say that the majority of physicians are o…
  8. Worshiping at the altar of the Cult of the Brave Maverick Doctor
    One of my favorite television shows right now is The Knick, as I described before in a post about medical history. To give you an idea of how much I’m into The Knick, I’ll tell you that I signed up for Cinemax for three months just for that one show. (After its second season finale airs…
  9. Vaccine Whistleblower: An antivaccine “exposé” full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. – Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5   “Vaccine Whistleblower”? More …
  10. “Aborted fetal tissue” and vaccines: Combining pseudoscience and religion to demonize vaccines
    Yes, there are antivaccinationists who actually believe this. As hard as it is to believe after seven and a half years of existence and nearly 2,400 posts on SBM, every so often, something reminds me that we here at SBM haven’t discussed a topic that should be discussed. So it was a couple o…
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