Monthly Archives: July 2012

‘Friends of Science in Medicine’ calls for the dumping of complementary healthcare courses

A group of high-profile scientists is calling for universities to dump  alternative and complementary health care courses believing they are not supported by valid scientific research. Such an outrageous demand is blatantly hypocritical when you consider that up to half of all western medical interventions lack a comprehensive evidence base and that preventable medical errors in hospitals are responsible for 11% of all deaths in Australia.

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Don’t do it!

This article was prompted by another woeful story of sex abuse committed by Catholic church priests. An episode of the ABC’s Four Corners,  Unholy Silence investigated the abuse involving many children such as altar boy Damien who was fondled and sodomised by Father F and whose life went off the rails precipitating a tragic, early death. For the following few days the program and its graphic material instigated and fed much of the media commentary. But that’s as far as it gets. Until the next story of abuse and then the next one.

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