Friday, 17 July 2009

Brian Deer Lecture on How he solved MMR Riddle

Baptism / squirrels / and the times asking for a story quick,, its all here .LOL

a fascinating insight into the scientific thought processes Brian uses to evaluate complex medical evidence.

Monday, 13 July 2009

A new Urban Legend ?? Baxter Bird Flu Blunder

Just got this email from a friend in
This may be cobblers . . . but better safe than sorry..

Pass on to anyone who may be offered a swine flu jab

>Hi everyone!

>Anyone that knows me well will know that I don't believe in much. I don't believe in ghosts or all that, and if I get one of those "Pass this email on to 50 million people and you will be rich, if you don't you will die etc etc" emails, I just delete them. I want you all to pass this email on to as many people as you know, its not a chain email, but pass it on all the same.

>Right then, I got home from work last night and went round to my best mates. The first words his mum said to me even before she said hello was "don't get the swine flu Jab".

>She explained to me that a woman from her work was in Birmingham on saturday afternoon, and she was in one of those cash and carry warehouses where you can buy cheap stuff, and anyway, there was an guy in a white lab coat in front of her who was struggling to get enough money together to pay for everything in his basket, so she gave him a pound coin so he could pay the 68p or whatever he owed.

>When she left the shop he was waiting for her outside. He asked her for her name and address and said that he would give her the money back, but she told him not to worry about it. He then said "Ok, you have done me a good turn today so I shall do you one back, dont get the Baxter Flu shot when it comes out"

>She didn't take much notice of him, but like me, the more she thought about it, the more she worried, so she looked Baxter up on google ( ) and found that they are being investigated on biowepon charges in europe after sending Deadly birdflu conatminated vaccines to europe.
>they were only found out after a lab Ferret died. really scarry stuff.

>So, i'm just warning you, if you or offered the experimental flu vaccine be very carful,
wasn't going to send this because I didn't want to worry people/look stupid when nothing happened , but I thought that if I didn't say anything and something happened then I would never forgive myself, so its worth the risk of looking a bit daft.

>Please pass this on to anyone you think might be offered a jab.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Looking for a doctor in london

Next week I will be starting to look for Dr Ben in every NHS hospital in London.
he has alluded to having patients on at least 1 occasion .

I have seen various news Items with him but never seen him pictured near a stethoscope !
this makes me a little suspicious
you may not know that all doctors when filmed must have a stethoscope clearly visble or they risk being pulled up by the GMC.

A Doctor Joke

What's the difference between Dr Ben Goldacre and Ronald MacDonald

One's a brush haired corporate PR clown and the other's .....

A hard working NHS junior Doctor,,, of course

(btw this is my favourite picture of Ben , many of skepics sites use it too , however the GSK logo is always missing , how could that happen!!!)

Ben Goldacre Glaxo award winner