For potential candidates, keep track of Paul Maher’s (Skeptic’s) Health Journal Club blog.
I had an elderly patient who had been given radiation therapy for tonsillitis as a girl. This was maybe 60 years ago. I had never even heard of such therapy. Much later in life, she developed thyroid cancer. Did the radiation exposure cause her thyroid cancer? Hard to prove, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
Did you know that schizophrenia was once treated with brain surgery and insulin shock (physician-induced hypglycemia)?
Not any more.
Have you heard of Gardasil, available for a couple years as a vaccine given to adolescent girls and young women to prevent cervical cancer? I bet you’ve heard of it if you live in Texas because Governor Rick Perry mandated its administration to public school girls. [He was over-ruled.] If memory serves me well, Perry’s wife was on the payroll of the company that makes the vaccine.
Dr. Maher (M.D, M.P.H) examines the data on Gardasil in a May 24, 2010 post.