Wednesday House Call July 19, 2017 Dr Barry Dworkin joins Rob Snow to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today:Methadone treatment centres and the deficiency in mental health services coordination. You calls about wild parsnip exposure, treating plantar warts, approaches to mitigating agoraphobia and anxiety, tooth pain, and my comments on mandatory childhood […]
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Sunday House Call, #539, July 12, 2015: The University of Quackademia Topics today include:The University of Toronto Scarborough enters the quackademia arena, an antivaxer argues for autrism link with vaccines and ignores evidence, a classic illustration of confirmation bias, backfire effect, cherry-picking of studies, and causation fallacy, the causes of coronary artery disease and the […]
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This is a story that we have covered extensively over the years on Sunday House Call. An excellent synopsis can be heard in our interview with Guardian columnist Dr. Ben Goldacre here.
I hold the some of the media just as responsible as Dr. Wakefield for this fiasco by sensationalizing news, promoting fear, and misrepresenting risk to peddle their stories. They are thus complicit in this MMR hoax. To see them react with such gusto against Wakefield and his research now that this paper has been completely retracted from publication epitomizes hypocrisy. They have learned nothing from their shameless behaviour and poor science reporting.
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 2 February 2010
Retraction—Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children
Following the judgment of the UK General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Panel on Jan 28, 2010, it has become clear that several elements of the 1998 paper by Wakefield et al1 are incorrect, contrary to the findings of an earlier investigation.2 In particular, the claims in the original paper that children were “consecutively referred” and that investigations were “approved” by the local ethics committee have been proven to be false. Therefore we fully retract this paper from the published record.