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William M. London

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William M. London is a professor of public health at Cal State LA, associate editor of Consumer Health Digest, and a consultant to the Committee on Skeptical Inquiry.

Chiropractors and Diabetes Gimmickry

Consumer Health
November 13, 2017
Chiropractors and Diabetes Gimmickry

Chiropractic’s identity as a profession depends on a gimmick: promoting the implausible notion that chiropractors have special expertise to detect and adjust supposedly health compromising spinal dysfunctions.

Cancer Miracle Mongering by City of Hope

Consumer Health
August 2, 2016
Cancer Miracle Mongering by City of Hope

While I recognize that City of Hope offers cutting-edge cancer treatments and is a leader in making significant multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary scientific research advances, to claim that it works miracles is disgraceful hype.

Skeptical Activism of the Investigation Network

Skeptical Briefs Volume 25.3, Fall 2015

This is not a group that merely discusses skepticism; it’s a group focused on the intellectual stimulation and fun of skeptical activism in education and investigation.

Quack Busters’ Leader William Jarvis Dies at Eighty

Consumer Health
March 22, 2016
Quack Busters’ Leader William Jarvis Dies at Eighty

Bill emphasized that quackery (also called health fraud) is not merely the use of false and unproven medical procedures. The key is their deceptive promotion in the marketplace as “alternatives” or “complements” to standard medicine—whether the deception is deliberate or done without adequate knowledge or understanding.

A Chiropractor’s Dinner Seminar Promoting Laser Treatment of Arthritis

Consumer Health
February 10, 2016
A Chiropractor’s Dinner Seminar Promoting Laser Treatment of Arthritis

Chiropractors often present themselves as addressing the underlying cause or causes of health problems while suggesting that medical doctors only treat symptoms.

Continuing Education in the Toxin Haunted World of the Cancer Control Society

Consumer Health
November 9, 2015
Continuing Education in the Toxin Haunted World of the Cancer Control Society

The Cancer Control Society (CCS) describes itself on its website as “a non-profit organization, dependent upon donations for its mission: to prevent and control cancer and other diseases through Nutrition [sic] and Non-Toxic [sic] Therapies [sic].”

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