Why You Should Stay Away from Insulin Potentiation Therapy
August 31, 2013 by

Insulin potentiation therapy (IPT) is one of several unproven, dangerous treatments that is promoted by a small group of practitioners without trustworthy evidence that it works. It is claimed to be effective against cancer, infectious diseases, arthritis, and many other conditions. Several patents have been issued, but patents are based on whether or not something …

Victoria Wulsin Linked to Unethical “Malariotherapy” Experiments
November 29, 2008 by

Victoria Wells Wulsin, MD, DrPH, who has run twice for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been linked to unethical human experiments in which malaria infection was used as a treatment for HIV infection. These “experiments,” which were conducted in Africa, were either conceived, coordinated, devised, supervised, funded, or otherwise managed by …

How Dental Restoration Materials Compare
October 30, 2008 by ,

Dental restorations can be classified into two types. Direct restorations are done by inserting filling material directly into the tooth. Indirect restorations are fabricated outside of the mouth. In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the development of aesthetic materials made of ceramic and plastic. These mimic the appearance of natural teeth …

Dr. Henry Heimlich Widely Criticized
October 23, 2008 by

Henry Heimlich, M.D. is best known for popularizing a method to treat choking in 1974. Shortly thereafter he was dismissed as chief of surgery at the Cincinnati Jewish Hospital and never worked again as a surgeon. Virtually all of his work has been called into question. Now in his mid 80s, Heimlich has also promoted …

Why You Should Not Patronize Yahoo
October 8, 2006 by

Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) have an obligation to monitor their clients’ behavior. With the widespread use of electronic mail (E-mail) and the development of pseudonym or anonymous accounts with “free” E-mail (e.g., Yahoo Mail, Hotmail , and many others), it is possible for people to conceal their true identity when sending messages. While there may …

Dubious Mercury Testing
February 19, 2005 by

Mercury is found in the earth’s crust and is ubiquitous in the environment. Thus, even without amalgam fillings, everyone has small but measurable blood and urine levels. Amalgam fillings raise these levels slightly, but this has no clinical significance. The legal limit of safe mercury exposure for industrial workers is 50 micrograms per cubic meter …

How Dental Restoration Materials Compare
April 23, 2002 by ,

Quackwatch Home Page How Dental Restoration Materials Compare Stephen Barrett, MD. Robert S. Baratz, MD, DDS, PhD Dental restorations can be classified into two types. Direct restorations are done by inserting filling material directly into the tooth. Indirect restorations are fabricated outside of the mouth. In recent years, there has been a marked increase in …