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ENGLAND'S TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD YEAR: MUMPS AND THE “WAKEFIELD COHORT”

It may not be the most worrisome virus out there these days, but England has just had its worst year of mumps infections in a decade...

CANADIAN AUTHORITIES WARN CHIROPRACTORS AND NATUROPATHS AGAINST MAKING FALSE CORONAVIRUS CLAIMS

Regulators in British Columbia are investigating bogus coronavirus preventatives and issuing public alerts warning chiropractors and...

 
 
 

CANNABINOIDS FOR ACUTE PAIN

A systematic review of cannabinoids for acute pain shows the evidence is preliminary, and not very encouraging.

COLD CAPS COMBAT HAIR LOSS FROM CHEMOTHERAPY

Hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented with cold caps, but scalp hypothermia has some downsides and may not be acceptable to...

 
 
 

ARE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND AZITHROMYCIN AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR COVID-19?

Saturday morning, President Trump Tweeted a claim that the combination of azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine "have a real chance to...

MORE COVID-19 NEWS

Some good and bad news about the Coronavirus.

 
 
 

LIPOGEN FOR PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

Lipogen PMS-Free is a dietary phospholipid supplement marketed as a remedy for PMS. The evidence for its effectiveness is less than...

COVID-19 UPDATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW THAT IT'S OFFICIALLY A PANDEMIC

On March 11, the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 to be a pandemic. The causative virus, SARS-CoV-2 is spreading...

 
 
 

SCIENCE-BASED SATIRE: KINESIOLOGY MASKS REVOLUTIONIZE CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION

Can colorful elastic tape applied to your face by certified practitioners reduce your risk of catching the novel coronavirus? No. And...

CHIROPRACTORS FALSELY CLAIM THEY CAN PROTECT PATIENTS FROM CORONAVIRUS

Chiropractors are falsely claiming that their spinal "adjustments" can protect people from coronavirus infection, as well as giving...

 
 
 

SECOND PATIENT CURED OF HIV STILL CLEAR

The second patient apparently cured of HIV had a good 30 month check up. What are the implications for HIV treatment?

“HEALTHY DIRECTIONS” IS A DOUBLE MISNOMER

Healthy Directions sells dietary supplements without scientific evidence. A better name would be Misdirections that Won't Make You...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS MYTHS AND FACTS

The novel Coronavirus 2019 is a serious outbreak that is reason for concern, but not panic, and we will all benefit from an evidence-based...

PITFALLS IN RESEARCH: WHY STUDIES ARE MORE OFTEN WRONG THAN RIGHT

Here is a course guide to episode 9, "Pitfalls of Research", of my YouTube lecture series on science-based medicine.

 
 
 

“PERSONALIZED” DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON DNA TESTING: MODERN ASTROLOGY

GenoPalate is a company that claims to give "personalized" dietary recommendations based on DNA testing. Unfortunately, what is provided...

A POPULAR CLASS OF ANTIBIOTICS MAY INCREASE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS

A new study in the British Medical Journal has revealed a possible association between taking a popular antibiotic during early pregnancy...

 
 
 

QUACKADEMIC MEDICINE UPDATE: UC IRVINE RENEGES ON PROMISE OF SCIENTIFIC RIGOR

In 2017, UC Irvine promised that the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute would be "rigorously evidence-based". A recent review...

UPDATE ON VITAMIN K REFUSAL

Vitamin K shots at birth are a safe and effective method for preventing bleeding, but that doesn't stop some parents from refusing.

 
 
 

MILK AND HEALTH: THE EVIDENCE

A useful review of all the current evidence about milk and health provides a lot of surprises. It shows that current recommendations...

QUOTH RFK JR.: VACCINES AND GLYPHOSATE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC!

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. published an article claiming that vaccines and glyphosate are responsible for the obesity epidemic. Too bad...

 
 
 



Donald Trump Says U.S. Won't Pay for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Security

Donald Trump Says U.S. Won't Pay for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Security

President Donald Trump says the United States will not pay for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's security protection, now that they are residing in the country. A source... Read more ...

Trump extends coronavirus lockdown until April 30 and says the pandemic will...

Trump extends coronavirus lockdown until April 30 and says the pandemic will peak in TWO WEEKS

Donald Trump said Sunday the coronavirus task force's 15-day plan to reduce the spread of the disease is being extended 30 days, which is weeks past his Easter deadline. Read more ...

John Prine 'in critical condition' in hospital with coronavirus symptoms

John Prine 'in critical condition' in hospital with coronavirus symptoms

American singer-songwriter John Prine has been hospitalised with COVID-19 symptoms which has left him in a 'critical condition' after previously recovering from cancer Read more ...

Country singer Joe Diffie dead at 61 after coronavirus complications, days...

Country singer Joe Diffie dead at 61 after coronavirus complications, days after testing positive for COVID-19

COUNTRY music legend Joe Diffie died on Sunday from coronavirus just days after his positive diagnosis was announced. The Grammy winner's publicist Scott Adkins announced Joe... Read more ...

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish wrecks £80k Range Rover in crash hours after...

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish wrecks £80k Range Rover in crash hours after urging fans to stay home over coronavirus

JACK Grealish is accused of wrecking his £80,000 Range Rover in a village crash today - just hours after urging fans to stay home over coronavirus fears. The Aston Villa ace... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Cabin crew will join doctors and nurses in staffing new...

Coronavirus: Cabin crew will join doctors and nurses in staffing new Nightingale hospitals

The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to help staff the new Nightingale hospitals being built to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Hemel Hempstead fire: Three people dead after blaze rips through house

Hemel Hempstead fire: Three people dead after blaze rips through house

AT LEAST three people have been found dead in a house after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon. Read more ...

'He's doing 100% to ruin his career': Luka Jovic accused of sabotaging Real...

'He's doing 100% to ruin his career': Luka Jovic accused of sabotaging Real Madrid move by ex-coach

A former coach of Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic is less than impressed with the striker's antics, as the Serb finds himself in hot water after flouting the coronavirus lockdown... Read more ...

MAFS: Elizabeth Sobinoff and Seb Guilhaus are 'getting married for REAL'

MAFS: Elizabeth Sobinoff and Seb Guilhaus are 'getting married for REAL'

Elizabeth Sobinoff and Seb Guilhaus will declare their love for each other at their final vows on Monday's episode Married At First Sight. Read more ...

Nigel Farage ‘in advanced talks to take part in Celebrity Hunted and...

Nigel Farage ‘in advanced talks to take part in Celebrity Hunted and believes he can win'

Nigel Farage ‘in talks to take part in Celebrity Hunted' Nigel Farage is said to be in talks with Channel 4 to take part in their upcoming charity show, Celebrity Hunted. The... Read more ...