Tagged: ADHD

Fluoridation not associated with ADHD – a myth put to rest - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 01, 2017

 The myth of community water fluoridation causing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is just not supported by the data. I show this in a new paper accepted for publication in the British Dental Journal. This should remove any validity for the claims about ADHD by anti-fluoride campaigners. Mind you, I do not expect them to stop making those claims. The … Read More

ADHD link to fluoridation claim undermined again - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 21, 2015

Recently I suggested that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was better correlated with elevation than with community water fluoridation (see ADHD linked to elevation not fluoridation). I criticised the study of Malin and Till (2015) for limiting their investigation to a chemical toxicity hypothesis and pointed out that once confounding factors like elevation are included their reported relationship … … Continue reading … Read More

Is comfirmation bias essential to anti-fluoride “research?” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 13, 2015

Anti-fluoride propagandists like Declan Waugh and Paul Connett avidly scan the scientific literature looking for anything they can present as evidence for harmful effects of community water fluoridation (CWF). Sometimes they will even do their own “research”  using published and on-line health data looking for any correlations with CWF, or even just with fluoride levels … … Continue reading … Read More

Poor peer-review – a case study - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 29, 2015

Many scientists are not impressed with the peer-review processes scientific journals use. Like democracy, this peer-review is better than all the available alternatives but it certainly doesn’t guarantee published scientific papers are problem-free. Sure, peer-reviewed sources are better than others which have no quality control. But it is still a matter of “customer beware.” The intelligent … … Continue reading … Read More

Mental Suggestion - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 21, 2010

If ever there was a good example of why health journalists should seek to gain a proper understanding of the material they are writing about it is this: Study finds vitamins boost mental health People with mental illness made “remarkable” improvements by taking a daily dose of nutritional supplements rather than conventional medicines, a trial has found. The [...] Related … Read More