Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Grand Rounds XXV: What to watch this week

The latest edition of the Grand Rounds blog carnival is now published here:

Grand Rounds XXV: What to watch this week

It is hosted by Respectful Insolence (a.k.a. "Orac Knows")

My contribution is located in this section:


10-10:30 PM
Bullsh!t (SHOWTIME, TV-MA). Alternative Medicine and Antivaccination Quacks. Penn & Teller, in their usual hilarious and foul-mouthed style, trash chiropractic medicine, find heavy metal contamination of Ayurvedic medicines (with the help of Skeptico, who also gleefully takes on alternative medicine in general), Organon (with the help of Quackblog). Finally, they take on an antivaccination nurse (and here)with the help of Peter Bowditch and Dr. Henochowicz, who utterly demolish the myths of the antivaccination movement. To put it all together, Anne tells the boys the signs you're dealing with health fraud.

To help sort it out, here are the articles in that section:

No justification for the existence of chiropractic,
from Confessions of a Quackbuster.

Ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals and
BBC exposes Quack Medicine,
by Richard Rockley, from Skeptico.

Organon Critique #1,
by Tom, from quackblog :: pseudoscience exposed.

Kind and Gentle - A nurse just doing her job and
The anti-vaccine nurse,
by Peter Bowditch, from The Millenium Project.

Natural Danger,
by Dr. Henochowicz, from Medviews.

How to recognize health fraud
by Anne, from Anne's Anti-Quackery & Science Blog.

The previous edition is located here:
Grand Rounds: Edition 24

and the archives are located here:
Undisclosed Location: Ground Rounds Archive

Take a good look at these great articles. Even better, link to them and the blogs.