Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic: "He and his team have shown, again and again, and in many different ways, that much of what biomedical researchers conclude in published studies—conclusions that doctors keep in mind when they prescribe antibiotics or blood-pressure medication, or when they advise us to consume more fiber or less meat, or when they recommend surgery for heart disease or back pain—is misleading, exaggerated, and often flat-out wrong. He charges that as much as 90 percent of the published medical information that doctors rely on is flawed.

Let the reader beware ! Trust your own common sense - not the latest flavour of the month - whether it's being peddled by your doctor or by your newspaper !

1 comment:

  1. I came accross your link whilst googling and by the nature of your subject matter wondered if you'd help me highlight a very serious problem which I am trying to highlight which has been coveredup by the authorities here in Greece regarding medical health and how corrupt a section of this is here.

    Having been fighting to expose a corrupt NGO 'ACTUP ΔΡΑΣΕ HELLAS', which since the current board of Directors took over nearly ten years ago, has manipulated the system here in Greece, stolen and potentially embezzled the state out of funding as it ran non legal or safe projects and whereby two of their Board of Directors illegally claimed to be Doctors whilst gaining access to highly sensitive medical data which could have easily manipulated against those who sought help in the first place.

    Their President and another member of the Board of Directors who have been claiming to be Doctors as another member of the Board who worked for the Greek CDC (KΕΕΛΠΝΟ) covered this up and manipulated her position to enable them access to European projects and funding as well as Greek projects which between them they abused and sacrificed the safety and confidentiality of those who they deceived by their lies.

    They have since been found guilty of taking funding from ΥΔΑΣ and are under investigation by a number of authorities for a multitude of non legal activities.

    They have lied to the authorities, the President himself providing documentation stating that he was a Doctor to allow them to gain funding from an area of specialisation for which they had no experience, knowledge or concern other than by being able to gain funding from this sector.

    They still masquerade as something which they have been exposed as, liars who abused their position working within the Health sector, manipulating the authorities and those who put their faith and trust in them for nearly 10 years and who have since deliberately perverted the course of Justice to lie and slander those who have been fighting to expose the corruption that these people have lived in for so long. Deceiving the authorities, providing false documentation, illegally claiming to be Doctors, running non legal projects, slandering innocent people as well as allying themselves to other organisations to further their pretence, all the time using the system and the resources of the state to cover up and abuse those who fight this.

    They also claimed to be involved in helping refugees but had them housed in the poorest conditions, no water for over a month whilst they failed to provide adequate security, safety or food. This was all part of the ruse to gain funding for an area none of them had any experience in however allowed them to gain funding for themselves as they fed of the system.

    They failed to offer support or care and abused their personal priveledges by making the refugees do whatever needed at whatever opportunity to suit the organisation. I was witness on several occassions as they were rounded up like sheep and made to do tasks by 2 members of the Board despite explaining to them that they were not cattle and couldn't be manipulated like this.

    Originally this NGO had a reputation and following of genuine people however since the current Board of Directors have regularly voted themselves in and abused every aspect of it's good name, the intent and purpose of those in charge has been clearly to help themselves to a highly sensitive sector of Society and Health - whereby people too afraid or worried about their medical state would dare complain or question anything.

    On one site online a former member states that their medical confidentiality was breached by the President when they confided in them with serious sensitive medical information, representing what their access to the main HIV/Aids records through KEELPNO and Andreas Syggros Hospital would and has done to the many people who put their trust and faith in the system.

    The full story is available here :

    http://fckdupathens.wordpress.com/the-truth-actup-greece/

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