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The Bible – a book review

I know you generally can’t rely on the book reviews on Amazon. But sometimes they can be humorous. I came across some funny examples  in the reviews for The Holy Bible King James Version Here’s one from Todd W. Hemphill: … Continue reading

Fluoridation cessation studies reviewed – overall increase in tooth decay noted

Anti-fluoride activists love to trot out studies where no increase in tooth decay was found after community water fluoridation  (CWF) ceased. They are cherry-picking, of course, because they ignore the studies which do show a decline in dental health. I have … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review described as “empty”

Image credit: MSoF – Ooops, [Newsweek] Did It Again Publication of the Cochrane fluoridation review last year caused quite a flurry. Anti-fluoridation activists launched an avalanche of cherry-picked quotations and claims that completely misrepresented the review’s findings. On the other hand, the Cochrane review … Continue reading

Cultural and ideological bias in scientific literature reviews

  The scientific community is international but it is surely dominated, and influenced by, something less international – the overwhelming predominance of  the use of the English language. In the past when that dominance was less extreme scientists were more aware of … Continue reading

Cochrane responds to misrepresentation of their fluoridation review

Image Credit: Cochrane Oral Health Blog The latest Cochrane Review on community water fluoridation (CWF) was published in June. Here are a citation and link for those interested: Iheozor-Ejiofor, Z., Worthington, HV., Walsh, T., O’Malley, L., Clarkson, JE., Macey, R., … Continue reading

Comparing the Cochrane and NZ Fluoridation Reviews

New Zealand policy makers and health professionals should be wary about much of the current media comments on the Cochrane Fluoridation Review (Iheozor-Ejiofor 2015). Anti-fluoridation campaigners are misrepresenting it and distorting its findings. They are using cherry-picked quotes to make claims … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review. III: Misleading section on dental fluorosis

The Cochrane review did not look at the effect of community water fluoridation (CWF) on dental fluorosis. It simply reviewed data on the prevalence of dental fluorosis at different fluoride drinking water concentrations – up to 7.6 ppm which is … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review. II: “Biased” and poor quality research?

Here again, the language used in the Cochrane review (Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries) is very misleading. Especially when cherry-picked and taken out of context. The word “bias” used in the review does not have the meaning … Continue reading

Cochrane fluoridation review. I: Most research ignored

With the publication of the new Cochrane Fluoridation Review (Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries) we have, once again,  both fluoridation supporters and opponents claiming it as evidence for their contradictory positions. They surely both cannot be right. … Continue reading

Misrepresentation of the new Cochrane fluoridation review

A new fluoridation review was published this week – Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries from the Cochrane Oral Health Group. It’s main message is: “Data suggest that the introduction of water fluoridation resulted in a 35% reduction in … Continue reading