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Probiotics can’t help with most gastrointestinal issues, new guidelines say

If the gastrointestinal tract is a rainforest, then can oral doses of “good” bacteria provide meaningful health benefits? … The ...
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?

As we are seeing the beginning of the end of the first wave of COVID-19, the burning question is – ...
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‘Nothingburger of a paper’ and why we still don’t know if anti-malarial drugs work against the coronavirus

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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Viewpoint: Coronavirus fears spark claims of ‘bogus remedies’ from alternative medicine peddlers

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

Science is investigating some intriguing clues suggesting that aging and death may not be as inevitable as we thought. David ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Denouncing’ HBO, Bill Maher for helping Dr. Jay Gordon spread vaccine misinformation

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

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

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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A breakthrough cure for cancer? Beware the hype

There is a good rule of thumb – whenever a headline asks a question, especially a provocative question, the answer ...
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Is there any evidence to support ‘leaky brain’ theories?

Three years ago Mark Crislip wrote about leaky gut syndrome for SBM. He said, “because of an almost complete lack of supporting basic ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Indigenous Ways of Knowing’ fad threatens to undermine rigorous medical science

[There is one form of] special pleading that is gaining some currency, and that’s basically carving out an exception to ...
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Preventing Alzheimer’s: Is Lisa Mosconi’s ‘brain food’ diet anything more than pseudoscience?

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