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

Mark Crislip | Science Based Medicine | 
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?

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