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Why are athletes wearing coloured tape?

Why are athletes wearing coloured tape? | Woo Watch | Scoop.it
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Italian striker Mario Balotelli have been seen sporting colourful sticky tape on their bodies, so what's behind this latest sporting fad?
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Muddying the water on vaccination

Muddying the water on vaccination | Woo Watch | Scoop.it

They are travelling to India in three months time and everyone has recommended the baby should be vaccinated against the childhood diseases that still exist over there, but they really fear the damage vaccines can do.

 

A local dentist in the audience pipes up and suggests the baby take "shitloads of vitamin C". Meryl Dorey, the outspoken founder of the AVN suggests homeopathic vaccination. This is "information" Byron Bay-style and decisions are being made for a child who has no say. They all care about her and love her, but are they right?

 

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Could ‘Mirror Neutrons’ Account for Unobservable Dark Matter?

Could ‘Mirror Neutrons’ Account for Unobservable Dark Matter? | Woo Watch | Scoop.it
Could mirror universes or parallel worlds account for dark matter — the ‘missing’ matter in the Universe?
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New study finds no toxins in Le Roy

A second study has again found that the twitches, involuntary sounds and seizures that beset a group of Le Roy students and attracted international media attention earlier this year had no environmental cause.

The study, released by the school district Wednesday, comes as no surprise to treating physicians who say the teenagers are completing the road to recovery.

Of the 18 students — mostly girls — who suffered the Tourette-like symptoms, most are either back to normal or showing continued improvement. Of those seen at Dent Neurologic Institute, only one still exhibits any tics at all, said Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, a treating neurologist and vice president at Dent.

"Exactly what we thought would happen is exactly what happened," he said.

He predicted months ago that as soon as the media attention died down, so would the stress-related symptoms.

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Trapped Fingers: a rapid cure with Homeopathy

Trapped Fingers: a rapid cure with Homeopathy | Woo Watch | Scoop.it

To paraphrase: Child caught fingers in a door.  Child cried.  Child stopped crying.  Homeopathic victory!

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The Society of Homeopaths Intend to Ignore the Law. | The Quackometer Blog

As we saw a few days ago, the medicines regulator have written a robust response to the current panic campaign by homeopaths to try to create new legislati...
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Mozambique: At Least 20 Elderly People Killed Over Witchcraft Allegations

Mozambique: At Least 20 Elderly People Killed Over Witchcraft Allegations | Woo Watch | Scoop.it

At least 20 elderly people were killed in Mozambique between 2010 and 2011 over witchcraft allegations, and many others were physically, sexually psychologically abused and deprived of food assistance.

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Cures what ails you : The Umlingo WamaNgcolosi wonder juice

Cures what ails you : The Umlingo WamaNgcolosi wonder juice | Woo Watch | Scoop.it

The wonder juice that can cure AIDS and cancer, along with pretty much every other illness under the sun.  

Go on - check out the site, poke around on other pages.  You'll laugh or you'll cry but you won't stay calm.

Oh - did I mention that HIV does not cause AIDS which, in turn, is not a sexually transmitted disease? 

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