A woman and her daughter both gave birth with the same womb. It
may sound like science fiction but this is exactly what happened
when a Swedish woman received a uterus transplant from her own mother.
She was then able to receive IVF and give birth to her own son.
The good people at Think Inc. brought Dr Lisa
Randall to Australia for a national tour. Maynard and his trusty
microphone head for the Sydney event to report on the night. Includes
interviews with Dr Randall, Signe Dean, Ian Bryce, William Broughm
Skeptics have a long history of offering cash prizes for proof
of the paranormal. We look back to over 30 years ago when members
of Canberra Skeptics turned up at a New Age festival to seek any
takers. Reports and letters to the editor from the Canberra Times
More in the series of interviews from QED.
This week Eran chats to Dr Karl Kruszelnicki the
Australian science communicator and populariser, who is known as
an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television.
PETER Tiernan is being bombarded by threatening calls and messages
from anti-vaccination activists and fears “one absolute nutter”
could attack him or his family. All because some activists think
he is Reasonable Hank, a pro-vaccination blogger who has been enraging
the anti-vaxxers for years. The problem is Mr Tiernan, a 51-year-old
physiotherapist who works in the Byron Shire, is not Reasonable
Hank and never has been.
Every year thousands of Australians are unnecessarily suffering
and dying prematurely because of alternative cancer treatments according
to a special investigation by Dr Paul Willis, director
of The Royal Institution of Australia.
Heidi interviews Dr Willis followed by the audio from the special
The Good Thinking Society welcomed the decision by NHS Wirral CCG
to decommission homeopathy and Iscador services. The decision comes
after months of consultation which showed overwhelming support from
the public for an end to funding.
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
issues position statement on anti-vaccine nurses and midwives
On October 11 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
responded to a number of complaints regarding anti-vaccination material
and advice being disseminated by registered nurses, enrolled nurses,
and registered midwives, by publishing a new position statement
on anti-vaccination misinformation:
Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and host of
special guests, in their first audio adventure as they board the
Australian Space Ship Solar Flare to fight
the forces of woo thoughout the galaxy!
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