Hilary Butler - Friday, September 26, 2008
Today, Yahoo news reported a New Zealand Doctor item saying that the uptake of Gardasil in New Zealand was "underwhelming".
Anne Mulloy from Ratanui Medical Center in West Auckland was reported as saying, "I was expecting this big influx, but nothing happened."
Lesley Manning from Kelburn Medical Centre in Wellington, believed that women who were already sexually active needed to be "reassure...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 24, 2008
No doubt you have all read book reviews about Paul Offit’s book, “Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure”, like this one here:
It always amazes me that any doctor can possibly make the claim that vaccines have been the greatest medical advance in the history of medicine. You wonder just what they get taught in medical school. Here are three medical art...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, September 21, 2008
"The sun is rising. See?" said Peter. "The glow on the curtain!"
"The... sun... is... not.... rising! Got that?" I mumbled from under the covers. "That's a lie. The sun does not move and you know it." "Everyone knows the sun doesn't actually rise," whispered Peter in my ear. At which I shot upright, and retorted "Oh, do they? Do they really? How many kids grow up assuming that the sun rises ...
Hilary Butler - Friday, September 19, 2008
Painkiller doses boost child asthma risk, study finds Open letter to the Herald:
Professor Robin Taylor said in the Herald today, that the benefits of giving children paracetamol when they are sick, may strongly outweigh any potential risks.
That statement is unethical, and a nonsense.
The medical literature shows consistently, that the use of paracetamol during sickness, not o...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Today, the New England Medical Journal published a study hailing the influenza vaccine given to mothers, as a valuable protection to stop babies getting the flu. The study project from Bangladesh was called “Mother’s Gift”. A bit like Gardasil’s inventor’s medical article, before Gardasil was licenced, called, “God’s gift to women: The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.” [PMID:16920633] The unwritt...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Herald today has an article about how a mother’s love can show ways to banish pain. Yet again, scientists have “discovered” what those “sucking eggs” have known for a very long time… that certain types of touching alleviates pain. Yet, how many parents have been told in the past, to stop stroking their babies in neonatal units, because it “stimulates” the babies and causes them to waste ene...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Geneticists just love clamouring about how genes cause everything from obesity, to disease to cancer. Anyone with an ounce of commonsense knows that that’s not the whole story. So when the Herald runs a story which shows why Amish people with the gene which makes other people fat, don’t get fat, it’s a reason to celebrate.
So how come they don’t get fat?
They actually use their bodies every d...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, September 06, 2008
" Bonding stronger if birth is natural". So read the heading on page A17 of the New Zealand Herald today. The article isn't available on the website because it originally came from the Independent.
Way back, even before some readers of this column were born, the majority of labouring mothers were falling under the "spell" of the medical profession which held what looked like a 'progressive' ne...
Hilary Butler - Friday, September 05, 2008
I sit here looking at the latest Ministry of Health HE2013 taxpayer funded propaganda for the "Cervical cancer Vaccine", Gardasil. It's a 21 board-page 'quick flipchart', which tells you nothing more than the two websites mentioned in the last blog.
Being information for Health Professionals and young women (which makes you think that they are treating young women with as much respect as ...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The e-mails and phone calls have finally stopped. Thank you everyone. If interpretations are true, the performance on TV last night, of teenage giggling and Nikki Turner's elation at the introduction of Gardasil in New Zealand was a very happy clappy occasion. Perhaps. However, I had already checked out the two new websites: one put together at Nikki Turner's request by non-questioning AUT st...