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Don’t be a ‘covidiot’: Navigating the world of coronavirus misinformation and ignorance

Skeptical Inquirer | 
A pandemic was declared. Italy is on lockdown, with more cases than China. Other countries are following suit. Governments everywhere ...
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Debunking anti-aging myths and why no ‘single intervention’ is going to help us live forever

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Today there are countless modern versions of the Fountain of Youth. Dietary supplements and other treatments are claimed to reverse ...
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Viewpoint: Coronavirus fears spark claims of ‘bogus remedies’ from alternative medicine peddlers

Science Based Medicine | 
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 Based Medicine | 
Science is investigating some intriguing clues suggesting that aging and death may not be as inevitable as we thought. David ...
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‘Wholly unethical’: Gay conversion therapy does not work

Skeptical Inquirer | 
The World Psychiatric Association has declared that conversion therapy is “wholly unethical.” Yet despite the legal bans, the retractions, the ...

Dr. Harriet Hall: National Geographic natural foods book ‘unscientific, and even dangerous’

Skeptical Inquirer | 
The National Geographic store proclaims, “This authoritative guide to the foods, herbs, spices, essential oils, and other natural substances that ...

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

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

Alternative medicine a scam? New book exposes the lack of scientific rigor of ‘complementary’ treatments

Skeptic | 
As the world’s first professor of complementary medicine, Dr. Edzard Ernst set out to apply rigorous scientific standards of evidence ...

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

Science Based Medicine | 
Lisa Mosconi has a web and media presence and a book Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power ...
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Viewpoint: Peggy Sarlin’s ‘Awakening from Alzheimer’s’ offers ‘false claims, false hope’

Skeptic | 
[S]cientists are diligently working to understand [Alzheimer’s] disease and find an effective treatment. Others apparently think they needn’t bother. A ...

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

Science Based Medicine | 
Lots of men are taking testosterone supplements, some of them for good reasons and some for not-so-good reasons. There are ...
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Getting Risk Right: Geoffrey Kabat’s book asks, “are we afraid of the wrong things?”

Science Based Medicine | 
[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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