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Gardasil uptake "underwhelming"

Hilary Butler - Friday, September 26, 2008

Today, Yahoo news reported a New Zealand Doctor item saying that the uptake of Gardasil in New Zealand was "underwhelming". Continue Reading

Dr Paul Offit - False Prophets

Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No doubt you have all read book reviews about Paul Offit’s book, “Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure”, like this one here:  Continue Reading

The Sun is Rising

Hilary Butler - Sunday, September 21, 2008

"The sun is rising. See?" said Peter. "The glow on the curtain!" Continue Reading

Painkiller doses boost child asthma risk

Hilary Butler - Friday, September 19, 2008

Painkiller doses boost child asthma risk, study finds Open letter to the Herald: Continue Reading

Influenza vaccine - a mother's gift?

Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Today, the New England Medical Journal published a study hailing the influenza vaccine given to mothers, as a valuable protection to stop babies getting the flu. The study project from Bangladesh was called “Mother’s Gift”. A bit like Gardasil’s inventor’s medical article, before Gardasil was licenced, called, “God’s gift to women: The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.” [PMID:16920633] The unwritten assumption emanating from both studies is that nothing stands between us, and the universal use of this vaccine.  Continue Reading

Sucking eggs - Mother's touch banishes pain

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Herald today has an article about how a mother’s love can show ways to banish pain. Yet again, scientists have “discovered” what those “sucking eggs” have known for a very long time… that certain types of touching alleviates pain. Yet, how many parents have been told in the past, to stop stroking their babies in neonatal units, because it “stimulates” the babies and causes them to waste energy? (Yes, I was told that). Now, we are told, as if we are totally stupid and didn't know it before, that stroking reduces pain and discomfort.  We are also told that this knowledge could lead to new treatments from chronic itching to depression. Continue Reading

Sucking eggs - exercise fights the flab

Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Geneticists just love clamouring about how genes cause everything from obesity, to disease to cancer. Anyone with an ounce of commonsense knows that that’s not the whole story. So when the Herald runs a story which shows why Amish people with the gene which makes other people fat, don’t get fat, it’s a reason to celebrate. Continue Reading

Sucking eggs - natural birth babies bond better

Hilary Butler - Saturday, September 06, 2008

" Bonding stronger if birth is natural". So read the heading on page A17 of the New Zealand Herald today. The article isn't available on the website because it originally came from the IndependentContinue Reading

More taxpayer-funded Gardasil propaganda

Hilary Butler - Friday, September 05, 2008

I sit here looking at the latest Ministry of Health HE2013 taxpayer funded propaganda for the "Cervical cancer Vaccine", Gardasil.  It's a 21 board-page 'quick flipchart', which tells you nothing more than the two websites mentioned in the last blog. Continue Reading

Gardasil lies, damned lies and more omissions

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The e-mails and phone calls have finally stopped.  Thank you everyone.  If interpretations are true, the performance on TV last night, of teenage giggling and Nikki Turner's elation at the introduction of Gardasil in New Zealand was a very happy clappy occasion. Perhaps. However, I had already checked out the two new websites: one put together at Nikki Turner's request by non-questioning AUT students (nothing better than the blind leading the blind - makes for peer-group gullibility and have-the-jab pressure, no doubt!), and the site by the Ministry of Health. The AUT  generated site is marked by it's mottly pink tinkly vacuousness, and the Ministry of Health one, by it's bland sweepingly boring and totally expected inaccuracies. Continue Reading