“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within...”
Romans 12:2

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Dr Sharad Paul – an ‘out of the mould’ doctor

Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 09, 2008

Today, the Canvas magazine in the Herald had a very interesting article about Dr Sharad Paul, who arrived in New Zealand in 1991 with a guaranteed job as a plastic surgeon. That is, until they looked at his face, and saw he was an Indian. Continue Reading

Dr Offit versus Dr Poling

Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 09, 2008

In a previous blog, I mentioned the fact that in the interview with Kathryn Ryan, Dr Paul Offit dismissed Hannah Poling's autism following the administration of multiple vaccines as irrelevant. He did so, by the fallacy of authority, as in the insinuation of "I'm a vaccine expert, I've looked at the issues, and they are a load of rubbish". Yet again, he's been caught with his pants down.  Continue Reading

Medscape's replacement Gardasil magic wand

Hilary Butler - Friday, August 08, 2008

In a previous post,  I brought you medscapes 28 July commentary on Gardasil side effects, which didn't meet their "editorial requirements". Now, we can bring you the replacement version, which popped up today.  Continue Reading

2008 Influenza vaccine – placebo value only

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Today, we are told that  for the 2008 season flu vaccine, the American FDA had decided to include three viruses rather than the usual one or two. Continue Reading

Gardasil's Fairy Godmothers

Hilary Butler - Sunday, August 03, 2008

Everyone should listen to the August 1st 2008 Nine to Noon broadcast on Gardasil, misnamed, The Gardasil Debate  . Kathryn Ryan interviewed Dr Diane Harper from Dartmouth University, who conducted Merck’s Gardasil trials, and then Dr Alison Roberts, who is in charge of defending anything remotely linked to the vaccine programme. Continue Reading

A prick too close for comfort?

Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 02, 2008

A curve ball was delivered Dr Offit’s way about a week ago, when CBS television investigated the many vested interests behind various vaccine defenders.    When asked to comment on the $1.5 million Merck Sponsored University chair he occupies, and what his other financial vested interests might total, Dr Offit declined to comment. Continue Reading

"Turia sets dangerous example"

Hilary Butler - Friday, August 01, 2008

"Turia sets dangerous example" was the headline for a letter by Anna Hardy RN, on behalf of the Stewart St Surgery Team at Marton. (Herald on Sunday, July 17, 2005 page 36)  The surgery was in an uproar because Tariana Turia, a former Associate Health Minister, decided against giving her granchildren, then aged 3 and 5, the MeNZB vaccine. Continue Reading