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Guest post: A daughter’s illness, a mother’s anguish

A long time reader shared this with me and I found it deeply moving. She graciously gave her permission to let me share it with everyone else. If I were a painter I would depict: a child huddled in a hospital bed, burritoed into an oversized raspberry-pink coat, topped by a spray of blonde hair, […]

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Sheena Byrom and the moral bankruptcy of UK midwifery

Once again I have written a blog post about my revulsion at the deadly behavior of UK midwives, and once again a prominent midwife has rushed to┬ádemonstrate the truth of my words to the entire world: professional autonomy is more important to midwives than whether babies live or die. It was only 4 days ago […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow, queen of the quacktresses

Apparently, I wasted 8 years in medical training. Four years of medical school and four years of residency were over-kill (pardon the expression). It seems that in 2017 the most important requirement for a medical authority is to be a quacktress. A quacktress is a actress who has monetized her celebrity by giving pseudoscientific medical […]

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Why are we wasting money promoting breastfeeding?

Public health initiatives, by definition, are meant to improve public health. They are usually based on solid scientific evidence, their implementation saves thousands if not millions of lives, and they pay for themselves many times over in lives saved, earnings preserved and medical expenditures averted. Consider the classic public health campaigns to promote vaccination and […]

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