Monthly Archives: May 2011

Take a bow, Bill Gates

Last year, I blogged about a meningitis vaccine. The Bill Gates Foundation was involved in funding research for it. Now there’s been some follow up. So far, there has been only one case of Meningitis in Burkina Faso this year. … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination

First Smallpox, now Rinderpest

You may have seen the debate in the press about the last remaining stocks of smallpox virus. Because smallpox is extinct in the wild and inoculation against it stopped in 1979, it has been suggested that the few laboratories that … Continue reading

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Cannabis Therapy for Autism?

So, a few remarks on the interwebz caught my eye. It seems that some researchers are looking at giving cannabis to autistic people as therapy. The idea is that the drug will help autistics deal with anxiety. Cannabis, also known … Continue reading

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The – ahem – Rapture, and an update

Well, since the Rapture didn’t happen, I have to go to work tomorrow. Oh well. As I said, my computer decided to go on the Fritz after getting a download it didn’t like. I had wanted to blog about certain … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Autism Awareness, Background Data

David Geier charged with practising Medicine without a license

I recently wrote about the suspension of Mark Geier’s medical license by Maryland State, and the attempt to remove his son David from the Maryland Commission on Autism. Mark Geier appealed to the Board to lift his suspension, without success. … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-antivaccination, Autism Awareness

On voting

Apologies for not posting in more than a week, but my laptop didn’t like the last Windows 7 update it downloaded, and decided to go on the Fritz. I had wanted to post on several things, and maybe this weekend … Continue reading

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A quack is suspended, but serious problems are revealed

This week, a quack by the name of Mark Geier had his medical license summarily suspended by the U.S. State of Maryland. According to the order, Geier “misdiagnosed autistic children with precocious puberty and other genetic abnormalities and treated them … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Awareness, Background Data