Category: Medicine

Irish media and the Burzynski Clinic

The Irish Times today reports that the mother of a terminally ill two-year-old girl is hoping to travel to the USA for a “pioneering treatment” provided by the Burzynski Clinic (spelling “Buzynski” in the online article). Stanislaus Burzumnski will be…

Is red meat deadly?

A paper from the US on the health effects of eating red and processed meat has been widely reported (Irish Times, 14th March; Irish Examiner 13th March; and Irish Independent 12th and 13th March). The Irish Times quoted Dr Mary…

“Don’t forget it was the chemo that cured you.”

The world of alternative cancer treatments is vast and confusing, and I can understand why anyone diagnosed with cancer would want to give themselves the best fighting chance possible. Eating right, getting exercise and rest, and looking after your mental…

It’s Burzynski, Jim, but not as we know it

Stanislaw Burzynski has been in the spotlight for some time now, and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re already aware of the controversy surrounding his alternative cancer treatment: Antineoplastons. Burzynski claims unheard of success rates with his treatment, and his website is…

Does Ireland “top the anorexia poll”?

On Friday 2nd March 2012 the Irish Independent put out the headline “Call to ban skinny models as Ireland tops anorexia poll”. They continued, “IRELAND has the highest rates of anorexia in Europe along with Italy and Austria, the first…