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Have we done enough to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections?

Have we done enough to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections?

Steven Novella | 
As we are seeing the beginning of the end of the first wave of COVID-19, the burning question is – ...

‘Nothingburger of a paper’ and why we still don’t know if anti-malarial drugs work against the coronavirus

David Gorski | 
Last week, I wrote about an experimental treatment for COVID-19 that repurposes old drugs. One version of the treatment uses ...
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Vaccines, glyphosate weedkiller cause obesity? Dr. David Gorski debunks new round of ‘bogus’ health claims

David Gorski | 
Those of us who have been following the antivaccine movement and the sorts of claims that its members [make] are ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus fears spark claims of ‘bogus remedies’ from alternative medicine peddlers

Harriet Hall | 
The news is full of alarming reports about the new coronavirus that originated in China and is spreading throughout the ...
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Aging as a preventable disease: Why living to 100 should be easy

Harriet Hall | 
Science is investigating some intriguing clues suggesting that aging and death may not be as inevitable as we thought. David ...

Viewpoint: ‘Denouncing’ HBO, Bill Maher for helping Dr. Jay Gordon spread vaccine misinformation

David Gorski | 
Dr. Jay Gordon (who usually likes to be called “Dr. Jay”) and I go back a long time, ever since I ...
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Alternative treatments for opioid addiction? Florida doctors forced to endorse chiropractic, acupuncture, massage

Jann Bellamy | 
Billed as an effort to combat the opioid crisis, a new Florida law requires physicians and other healthcare practitioners to endorse ...
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Should your dog eat ‘paleo’ kibble? How misleading pet food labels fool consumers

Greg Bishop | 
Zealotry about pet food is every bit as self-satisfied as a Food Babe mantra. Since food is the new religion, ...

Viewpoint: Evidence for CBD oil as a miracle cure-all ‘isn’t impressive at all’

Scott Gavura | 
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is everywhere and seemingly in everything these days. It’s touted as a panacea for a massive range ...
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Neurologist Steven Novella: Here’s what latest science says about glyphosate-cancer link

Steven Novella | 
Glyphosate has been in the news recently because of the recent court case in which a jury awarded DeWayne Johnson ...

A breakthrough cure for cancer? Beware the hype

Steven Novella | 
There is a good rule of thumb – whenever a headline asks a question, especially a provocative question, the answer ...

Is there any evidence to support ‘leaky brain’ theories?

Harriet Hall | 
Three years ago Mark Crislip wrote about leaky gut syndrome for SBM. He said, “because of an almost complete lack of supporting basic ...

Viewpoint: ‘Indigenous Ways of Knowing’ fad threatens to undermine rigorous medical science

David Gorski | 
[There is one form of] special pleading that is gaining some currency, and that’s basically carving out an exception to ...

Preventing Alzheimer’s: Is Lisa Mosconi’s ‘brain food’ diet anything more than pseudoscience?

Harriet Hall | 
Lisa Mosconi has a web and media presence and a book Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power ...

Should we fear all of these ‘toxins’ alternative medicine warns us about?

Scott Gavura | 
“Detox diets” and “detox kits” are dietary interventions that are claimed to support or promote the elimination of toxins. They ...
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David Gorski: Rigvir ‘virotherapy’ another unproven alternative medicine cancer therapy

David Gorski | 
[Editor's note: Dr. David Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.] [Cancer ...
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Viewpoint: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop has gone from amusing pseudoscience to dangerous quackery

David Gorski | 
Gwyneth Paltrow’s beauty/health/wellness website and online store [has been] in the news a fair amount [recently]. The reason is that...every ...
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Medical marijuana miracle? It’s unlikely cannabis oil saved boy with 2 cancers

David Gorski | 
[Editor's note: David Gorski, a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute responds to claims in a forthcoming ...

Fact or fiction: Testosterone supplements offer youthful boost for aging men

Harriet Hall | 
Lots of men are taking testosterone supplements, some of them for good reasons and some for not-so-good reasons. There are ...

Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a legitimate diagnosis?

Steven Novella | 
Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a legitimate diagnosis or is it mostly a fraud? The answer has important implications ...
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Getting Risk Right: Geoffrey Kabat’s book asks, “are we afraid of the wrong things?”

Harriet Hall | 
[Editor's note: Geoffrey Kabat is a cancer researcher and an epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.] Why do things that ...
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Computer scientist Stephanie Seneff’s latest bizarre claim: GMOs cause concussions

Steven Novella | 
[Stephanie Seneff] is a computer scientist..... In a stunning example of the Dunning-Kruger effect, she feels she can take her computer expertise ...
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Natural News’ Mike Adams libelously attacks Science-Based Medicine’s David Gorski

David Gorski, Jon Entine | 
The "Health Ranger" is known for his attacks against science advocates, even encouraging they be killed for supporting vaccinations. Now ...

Computer scientist, holistic nutritionist claim GMOs, glyphosate cause concussions

Steven Novella | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. MIT computer scientist and ...

Are probiotics actually essential in a ‘normal’ GI tract?

Mark Crislip | 
The more I understand about normal GI flora, the more I suspect probiotics are the wrong answer to a wide ...

Could FDA’s plan to regulate laboratory developed tests help end pseudo-testing?

The FDA regulates in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) as medical devices. IVDs analyze human samples, such as blood, saliva, tissue ...

Telomere hype: How to debunk claims about telomeres and aging

James Coyne | 
A skeptic needs to do considerable homework in order to muster the evidence needed to counter the latest exaggerated, premature, ...

Are placebo responses genetic?

Steven Novella | 
A study recently published in PLOS one (Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met Polymorphism Predicts Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome) purports to have ...