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HCQTRIAL.COM: ASTROTURF AND DISINFORMATION ABOUT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND COVID-19 ON STEROIDS

Late last week, a "study" published on HCQTrial.com by an anonymous source claiming to be a group of PhD scientists went viral. It...

SCIENCE-BASED SATIRE: AREA CHILD KILLED BY UNWIELDY BACKPACK

Was a child recently murdered by a heavy backpack? Do unwieldy backpacks cause scoliosis and long term general health problems? Should...

 
 
 

VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS DO NOT REDUCE THE RISK OF DEPRESSION

A newly-published randomized controlled trial finds vitamin D supplementation has no effect on depression. This adds to the long list...

UK RECOMMENDATIONS WRONG ON ACUPUNCTURE

NICE draft recommendations on acupuncture don't even make sense from an EBM perspective, and utterly fail to consider SBM principles.

 
 
 

THE RECIPE FOR MAKING STUPID VIDEOS

A promotional video for a prostate remedy could serve as a template for deceptive videos about dietary supplements. All marketing,...

THE PERILS AND PITFALLS OF “DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH” ABOUT COVID-19

Ethan Siegel at Forbes argues that you "must not 'do your own research.'" While the title grates, Siegle is correct that most of us...

 
 
 

SHOOTING THE MESSENGER: ACTIVISTS PERSECUTE SCIENTISTS WHOSE FINDINGS THEY DON'T LIKE

Alice Dreger's book recounts many instances of shooting the messenger, when scientists were persecuted for research findings that activists...

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TO TREAT COVID-19: EVIDENCE CAN'T SEEM TO KILL IT

Despite the accumulating negative evidence showing that hydroxychloroquine doesn't work against COVID-19, activists continue to promote...

 
 
 

EMERGING EVIDENCE OF INTRAUTERINE SARS-COV-2 INFECTIONS

New evidence supports the potential for intrauterine spread of SARS-CoV-2 to a developing fetus. it's uncommon, but something to take...

COVID-19 AND EXCESS DEATHS

Excess deaths during the pandemic help tell a more complete picture of the impact of COVID-19.

 
 
 

TENS FOR PAIN RELIEF: DOES IT WORK?

TENS units are used to relieve pain and for other indications. The evidence is not impressive.

COVID-19 “SUPER-SPREADERS” AND “SUPER-SPREADING EVENTS”: THE CONTROVERSY

Evidence is emerging suggesting that COVID-19 does not spread equally. A minority of infected individuals seem to spread the virus...

 
 
 

A POORLY CONCEIVED STUDY FAILS TO PROVE AYURVEDA WORKS

Quackery is alive, well, and government-supported in India, as demonstrated by a terrible study of Ayurveda.

EXPERT REVIEW WARNS AGAINST COMPOUNDED BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPIES

A National Academies report finds widely-marketed compounded hormone replacement therapies lack evidence of safety and effectiveness,...

 
 
 

ANOTHER BROKEN MEDITATION STUDY

Another study shows meditation does not work, but the authors manage to conclude that it does.

JUVENT:  SPACE AGE TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE TOTAL HEALTH?

Juvent is a small vibrating platform that is advertised to provide all kinds of health benefits for everyone by just standing on it...

 
 
 

THE QUESTIONABLE ETHICS OF MEDICAL GRADE NONSENSE: CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE AND KAWASAKI DISEASE

A toddler in China with Kawasaki disease was treated with herbs and potions rather than science, and is extremely lucky to have survived...

PROBIOTICS, REVISITED

New guidelines do not recommend probiotics for most gastrointestinal conditions.

 
 
 

MORE EVIDENCE RAW MILK IS BAD

More evidence that raw milk has no health benefit, but does carry higher health risks.

 
 
 



Coronavirus: 730,000 have lost their job since lockdown began

Coronavirus: 730,000 have lost their job since lockdown began

Payroll figures show 730,000 people have lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus crisis lockdown as the UK braces for an expected acceleration in unemployment. Read more ...

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may request bonus signing after FC...

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may request bonus signing after FC Copenhagen win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided his side to a 1-0 Europa League win over FC Copenhagen on Monday night. Read more ...

GMB's Dr Sarah Jarvis issues warning over common bed sheet hack to beat heatwave

GMB's Dr Sarah Jarvis issues warning over common bed sheet hack to beat heatwave

Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway confessed she slept terribly in the UK heatwave, after her tip to keep cool failed Read more ...

Solskjaer ‘delighted' Man Utd are through after fantastic Copenhagen effort

Solskjaer ‘delighted' Man Utd are through after fantastic Copenhagen effort

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is “delighted” that his side have made it through to the semi-finals of the Europa League. United edged through to the last... Read more ...

Coronavirus news live: 816 test positive in 24 hours and Greece imposes bar...

Coronavirus news live: 816 test positive in 24 hours and Greece imposes bar and restaurant curfew

Passengers getting their temperature checked at Heathrow airport Another 816 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK , bringing the overall figure - as of Monday... Read more ...

Bombshell Meghan and Harry biography filled with secrets and drama goes on sale

Bombshell Meghan and Harry biography filled with secrets and drama goes on sale

Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's new book Finding Freedom has been widely discussed for months, and royal fans can't wait to get their hands on a copy Read more ...

Sky: Chelsea express their interest in signing Ajax full back

Sky: Chelsea express their interest in signing Ajax full back

Chelsea are prioritising the left back position as an area of urgent improvement this transfer window, and they have been heavily linked to signing Leicester City's Ben... Read more ...

Man Utd get Jadon Sancho transfer boost as statement from 2017 emerges

Man Utd get Jadon Sancho transfer boost as statement from 2017 emerges

Dortmund chief Michael Zorc ruled out England international Jadon Sancho leaving BVB this summer after Manchester United missed their self-imposed August 10 deadline Read more ...

Homeschooling My Child Taught Me What I Already Knew. We Need Change

Homeschooling My Child Taught Me What I Already Knew. We Need Change

This story is part of Black Ballad's takeover of HuffPost UK, a week-long series by Black women on parenting, family, and our post-Covid future. “Mama, I don't want to do that... Read more ...

Tuesday Racing: Tips, news, betting and all the latest for Haydock...

Tuesday Racing: Tips, news, betting and all the latest for Haydock, Wolverhampton, Lingfield and Perth

THE world of racing never sleeps. Keeping track of it all is akin to a circus juggling act. In a new daily column, that kicked off yesterday, I'll do the best I can to keep... Read more ...