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What If HPV Does Not Cause Cervical Cancer?

By: Norma Erickson and Peter H. Duesberg, PhD The title of a paper recently published by McCormack et al in Molecular Cytogenetics says it all, ”Individual karyotypes at the origins of cervical carcinomas.” If the findings in this paper are true, a vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is extremely unlikely to protect against cervical cancer. According to this paper neither …

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Saw Palmetto: Nature’s ‘Cure’ For Prostate Conditions? 02-25-15

Having been shown effective as an herbal medicine for testicular conditions, prostate irritation and urination frequency problems for centuries in traditional medicine, numerous studies on Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens or Serenoa serrulata) for prostate conditions illustrated its effectiveness. But two recent reviews have seemingly stolen away Saw palmetto’s shine. This has forced us to ask: Are the reviews credible? And …

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200 Evidence-Based Reasons NOT To Vaccinate 02-22-15

By Sayer Ji It is abundantly clear that if the present-day vaccine climate, namely, that everyone must comply with the CDC’s one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule or be labeled a health risk to society at large, is to succumb to open and balanced discussion, it is the peer-reviewed biomedical evidence itself that is going to pave the way towards making rational debate …

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There’s A Startling Divide When It Comes To Health Care 02-25-15

By Emily Cohn The good news is the uninsured rate in the U.S. has fallen to a record low. The bad news is the benefits of health care reform aren’t reaching a large swath of the country. Over the last year, the uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 3.5 percentage points, from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 13.8 percent in …

Robert McDonald Falsely Claimed He Served In ‘Special Forces’

By David Wood WASHINGTON — Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in the Army’s elite special forces, when his military service of five years was in fact spent almost entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division during the late 1970s. U.S. special operations forces (SOF) are composed of …

Jeffrey Young-Russia Pressures Anti-Corruption Group-02-23-15

The global anti-corruption group Transparency International is once again getting pressured by the Kremlin. The move is seen by Russia analysts as part of a broad plan to stifle criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration. Russian prosecutors recently warned TI’s Russian branch, which has been active for more than 15 years, that it may be compelled to register as …

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India’s Anti-Corruption Party Deals Huge Blow To Modi’s Government

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — An upstart anti-corruption party has won a smashing victory in elections to install a state government in India’s capital, officials said Tuesday, dealing a huge blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party. While the results from this past weekend’s elections will not have any bearing on the structure of the …