1. haidut

    Colonoscopies worse than useless - no cancer death reduction, high risk of side effects

    Yet another medical procedure touted as one of the pillars in the long-lost "War on Cancer", has turned out to be a dud. I did a post on a study several years ago demonstrating that taking a daily aspirin likely outweighs the benefits of colonoscopies while also having a much more acceptable...
  2. haidut

    Symptoms Screening, Isolations Do Nothing To Stop COVID-19 Spread

    Yet another piece of evidence demonstrating that at best this social circus is pointless, and at worst it destroys lives while providing nothing in return. Study: Temperature checks, symptom screenings not very effective in detecting COVID-19 infections "...Temperature and COVID-19 symptom...
  3. haidut

    DNA Of Every Baby Born In California Is Collected And Sold To Companies

    Recently, I posted a news article on the truly Orwellian push for collecting as much DNA data from as many US citizens as possible. Genetic Testing Companies Sell Your DNA, All Promise Of Privacy Is Bunk There were some angry comments in that thread that I am being overly alarmist and that...
  4. haidut

    Breast Cancer Screening Useless, A Third Of Women Get Treated For Harmless Cancers

    Ray wrote in a recent newsletter of his about the Appalachian cancer "paradox" - i.e. women living in that region who have breast cancer have much higher survival rate and longer lifespan than women in the rest of the country despite the extreme poverty in the region. In Ray's words, this...
  5. haidut

    Cancer Screening Does NOT "save Lives"

    Ray has written many times of the ineffectiveness of cancer treatments and early diagnosis in saving lives. This study formalizes this topic a bit and proposes a new standard in cancer screenings effectiveness - a reduction of all-cause mortality.
  6. Giraffe

    Screening For Testicular Cancer (a Review)

    Screening for testicular cancer Plain language summary Testicular cancer commonly affects men aged between 20 and 35 years. It accounts up to 2% of cancers diagnosed in men, although the lifetime risk of mortality is less than 1%. Screening for testicular cancer is commonly performed by...
  7. haidut

    For Many Cancers Early Diagnosis Can Actually Be Deadly

    A great article in line with one of Ray's latest interviews on KMUD, in which he says that modern medicine needs to apply the prostate cancer approach of "leaving it alone" to many other cancers as well. Given the current state of medicine of not being able to successfully cure most cancers, I...