Do Not Allow Corporate Chiropractic ‘Spinal Assessments’ in Your Workplace – The Quackometer Blog

Corporate HR departments are obviously keen to promote the health of their employees as this will help productivity, reduce sick days and is  seen as a perk by the employees. This is often done by such means as subsidised gym membership, cycle-to-work schemes and private health insurance benefits.

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Mystery solved: Chiropractic manipulation of the neck did cause Katie May’s death from stroke

Eight months ago, I asked the question: Did chiropractic manipulation of her neck cause Katie May’s stroke? Now, it appears, I know the answer, and the answer is yes: Katie May, a model who posed f…

Source: Mystery solved: Chiropractic manipulation of the neck did cause Katie May’s death from stroke

Response to stories suggesting that vaping is as bad for the heart as cigarettes

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Response to stories suggesting that vaping is as bad for the heart as cigarettes

Articles on Tuesday 30th August in The TimesTelegraphThe SunMirror and Daily Mail reported that “vaping risk is similar to smoking” and that vaping is “as bad for the heart as cigarettes”.

Professor Peter Hajek, director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University London, said:

“The study is reporting on a well-known short-term effect of nicotine – stiffening of arteries – that accompanies all types of stimulation. The same effect is generated by watching a thriller or a football match or sitting an exam. Drinking a cup of coffee actually produces a larger response of much longer duration. The key heart health risks of smoking are not caused by nicotine but by other chemicals in tobacco smoke that are not present in e-cigarette vapour.

Document type: For The Record

Published: 31 August 2016

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