Chiro group distances itself from anti-vaxxers

The Chiropractors Association of Australia demands AVsN removes online link and stresses it supports vaccination

Vaxxed publicity still

Infamous anti-vaxxer doco coming to Australia (updated)

Vaxxed is slated to be shown at the Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival, CLIFF.

WA research on anti-vax motivation and secrecy

Fear of being seen as bad parents encourages secrecy

Bent Spoon for University of Wollongong?

Bent Spoon nominations are flowing in following the University of Wollongong’s approval of an anti-vaccination PhD thesis.

The Wakefield-in-the-room.

On a fine Saturday afternoon, I attended a seminar from Pediatric Chiropractor, Nimrod Weiner, entitled Vaccinations: Make an Informed Decision. Sounds like a loaded title doesn’t it? And it was, as you’re about to find out. To set the scene, the audience consisted of about 20 people, mostly women (several…

Another blow for Wakefield as Neurotoxicology paper withdrawn

A study authored by Andrew Wakefield and published in the journal “Neurotoxicology” has been withdrawn overnight. This follows last weeks complete retraction by The Lancet of his now notorious 1998 study that suggested a link between MMR vaccine and autism. Following The Lancet retraction on February 2nd, 2010, the anti-vax…

The old one-two-three hits the anti-vaccination movement

It hasn’t been a good week for anti-vaxers. In fact, it hasn’t been a good year. But the period from the end of January into the first week of February 2010 was particularly troublesome for the luddites of the medical world. In three consecutive blows, a key piece of research…

MMR doctor, ‘unethical, callous and dishonest’

One of the poster boys of the global anti-vaccination movement, Dr Andrew Wakefield, has been found guilty of being dishonest, irresponsible and misleading, with the possibility of being struck off the medical register. Wakefield was a senior lecturer in the Departments of Medicine and Histopathology at the Royal Free Hospital…

Meryl Dorey and the AVN win 2009 Bent Spoon

The Australian Skeptics Bent Spoon Award was presented last night at the annual Skeptics’ Convention at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The Bent Spoon is awarded annually for the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudo-scientific piffle and is chosen from a list of public nominations…

Backlash continues against Wired story on vaccination

Last week Amy Wallace, wrote a comprehensive story for Wired Magazine about the dangers of not vaccinating and the damage caused by the anti-vaccine movement called “Epidemic of Fear“. In an extensive interview with Dr Paul Offit, known as Dr (Pr)Offit by the antivaxers, he discussed his role in developing…