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No Link Found Between Personality Traits, Positive Thinking, Depression and Cancer

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Many people are convinced that a positive attitude is helpful –  if not essential – to survive or ward off cancer.

The belief that we can control illness and even death with our mind has great appeal, because it makes us feel as though we are in control of our life events.

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Sodium Bicarbonate Really Works! :-)

baking sodaWe have spent a lot of energy here to debunk Tullio Simoncini’s baking soda therapy as a cure for cancer.

I am afraid we may have been wrong…

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Updated: Video of Hamer’s German New Medicine Victim Corinne Thos Removed

Corinne Thos(First published Sep 24, 2009; updated Nov 12, 2009)

September 24, 2009 we posted an article on Hamer victim Corinne Thos and a YouTube video in memory of her. The video was made by Corinne’s brother. Some time later the video appeared to be removed from YouTube without his knowledge.

We promised we would find out what happened and keep you posted. Here’s the update.

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Hulda Clark died of cancer?!

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I’m sorry if I seem a tad triumphant, I don’t mean to, honestly. But I just could not let this go. Unbelievable as it sounds, apparently überquack Hulda Clark died of cancer, multiple myeloma to be precise. Now how in the world can this have come about?

See also Respectful Insolence.

Faith Healer Jomanda Not Guilty; Public Prosecutor to Appeal

JomandaAlthough her behaviour was deemed highly reprehensible by the judge, on 12 June 2009 faith healer Jomanda has been found not guilty of involvement in the death of Dutch actress Sylvia Millecam of breast cancer in 2001.

(On 25 June 2009 the Public Prosecutor’s Office decided to appeal this verdict)

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Updates on See This! Images, Photos and Videos of Cancer

La FornarinaThe See This! page has just been updated.

New videos have been added to the section on apoptosis.

There also is a new section, titled Signs of cancer.

Just click here!

What you should know about chiropractic

This article was originally published in The New Scientist

Edzard Ernst and Simon SinghFor many people, chiropractic appears almost mainstream. Some chiropractors even call themselves “doctor”. In the UK, chiropractors are regulated by statute, and in the US they like to be seen as primary care physicians. It is therefore understandable if people hardly ever question the evidential basis on which this profession rests.  Read more of this post

How it’s made – the Art of Science: Photos of Cancer Cells

B0006522 Breast cancer cellThere is a fascinating post on the science update blog of Cancer Research UK. It shows impressive images of cancer cells, made with the use of electron microscopy technique. Making images like these is a real labour of love and the post explains in detail how it’s done.

Cancer, Fungus and Sodium Bicarbonate: Tullio Simoncini and The Research that Wasn’t…

    Cancer ResearchOn his website, Tullio Simoncini tells us about his groundbreaking “discovery” that cancer is a fungus – candida albicans to be precise – which can be cured with baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate). To explain the fungus, Simoncini argues this is due to “excess acidity” of the body, which allows the fungus free rein. 

    According to Simoncini, lowering the body’s acidity by administering baking soda cures the fungus = the cancer.

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Libel Petition to Support Simon Singh

Simon SinghAfter the ruling of the English High Court that Simon Singh’s use of the word “bogus” must be interpreted as “deliberately dishonest,” Sense About Science has started a campaign to change British libel laws.

The campaign includes a statement from British scientists that “it is inappropriate to use the English libel laws to silence critical discussion of medical practice and scientific evidence.”

You can help Simon Singh by endorsing this statement on the website. More than 1,000 people have already done so during the past week.