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Skeptics like Edzard Ernst remind me of Humpty Dumpty in their use of words.They make them up as they go along.

October 21, 2012
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Skeptics like Edzard Ernst remind me of Humpty Dumpty in their use of words.They make them up as they go along.

Have not blogged for a while. Funny how your priorities change when faced with the possibility of a premature end. About two months ago I was given the all clear, which means 12 months after surgery and having finished six months of chemotherapy I am still alive, no longer have a colostomy bag and...

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After the Storm–what have we learned? That Richard Brown has learned nothing .

January 31, 2012
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After the Storm–what have we learned? That Richard Brown has learned nothing .

I have got involved with a very interesting discussion on Linkedin  on the relevance of the subluxation to chiropractic. The discussion moved on to “chiropractors needs cultural authority” like the osteopaths in the US and this point of view was supported by an interview given by Richard Brown in the Austrialia  After the Storm...

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The tutors at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic were ripping off their students

July 12, 2011
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The tutors at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic were ripping off their students

A few months ago I got a call asking me to blog about a scandal that was unfolding at WIOC. A slush fund had been set up at Glamorgan as a perk to supplement the income of tutors. Presumably its tax free and its an incentive to work there by funding tutors BCA membership,...

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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

May 19, 2011
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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

At about two in the afternoon, on November 21, 1920, the players of Tipperary lined up for a team photograph before the match against Dublin. At the rear three good friends from the village of Grangemokler stand side by side, In the centre my grandfather Richard (Dick) Lanigan, to his left Gerry Shelly and ...

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Osteopaths tell “skeptics” their complaints are vexatious. GCC send 700 to the PCC. CHRE conclude both regulatory bodies are doing an excellent job.

April 6, 2011
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Osteopaths tell “skeptics” their complaints are vexatious. GCC send 700 to the PCC. CHRE conclude both regulatory bodies are doing an excellent job.

The CHRE have published their annual report on the health regulatory bodies they regulate. Below are the CHRE conclusions about the General Osteopathic Council way of regulating for 2010 and their entire report for the GCC. Skeptic complaints about GOC members did not get out of their Investigating committee because they could see they...

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Amit Patel’s Freedom of Information request to the CHRE.

April 5, 2011
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Amit Patel’s Freedom of Information  request to the CHRE.

Just noticed this on the “comments” and it deserves a more prominent place. Many chiropractors think Coats demise will ring in a new dawn for chiropractic in the UK. The fact is Coats operated the way she did, because she thought it was good for the Chiropractic profession, Richard Rummary tried to point out...

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Coats Retires

March 31, 2011
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Coats Retires

How weird is that, I had just posted the blog post announcing I was passing chiropracticlive over to others and I get the message that Coats has retired, has she gone on gardening leave as her interim replacement has been announced? I bet they dont lock her office and ban her from the paper shredder....

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Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”.

March 31, 2011
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Why should anyone believe what Professor Edzard Ernst says, after he put his name to a BBC programme, he now describes as “deception”.

Simon Singh was in Kingston on Monday night speaking to the Kingston Humanist Society. As all the skeptics I have challenged refuse to debate me in public, I thought I would go down and give a clinicians explanation of Evidence Based Medicine to a physics scientist. (more of that in my next blog post)...

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The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

March 22, 2011
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The Chiropractic profession needs to get its act together and establish a consensus view of chiropractic and promote spinal joint care.

MEDICAL experts have called on Canberra to shut down a university chiropractic clinic aimed at children amid claims the theories behind the practice are "no better than witchcraft" and using it on children is akin to child abuse. More than half a dozen experts, many of them professors with international reputations, have written to...

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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

March 17, 2011
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Allowing chiropractors in New Mexico to prescribe will be nothing more than using chiropractic as cheap labour in a state short of Medical Doctors

  Good discussion going on Brett Kinsler DCs blog about prescribing. Can someone please give me some figures that would suggest a majority of chiropractors or patients want prescribing to be included as part chiropractic care? Plan lets chiropractors prescribe drugs. Controversial bill advances in Legislature Published : Monday, 07 Mar 2011, 11:05 PM...

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