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AGING: IS IT A PREVENTABLE DISEASE?

David Sinclair says aging is a disease that can be prevented and treated, and there is no reason life must end. The evidence he presents...

DICHOTOMOUS THINKING AND UNCERTAINTY IN MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

Medicine is by its very nature uncertain. Unfortunately, humans don't deal well with uncertainty, and our tendency towards dichotomous...

 
 
 

FDA STRENGTHENS HOMEOPATHIC DRUG ENFORCEMENT (BUT FALLS SHORT OF ACTUALLY ENFORCING THE LAW)

The FDA may strengthen homeopathic drug regulation with its "risk-based" enforcement policy, but this still leaves illegal homeopathic...

BLACK SALVE STILL THRIVING ONLINE

Black salve is still dangerous quackery, but it thrives online.

 
 
 

SHAME ON HBO! BILL MAHER INTERVIEWS DR. JAY GORDON AND THE ANTIVACCINE MISINFORMATION FLOWS

Friday night, an old "friend" of the blog, pediatrician and antivaccine apologist Dr. Jay Gordon, made an appearance on Real Time With...

MATERNAL FLUORIDE AND IQ - THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY PUSHES BACK

A follow-up on a questionable study of the impact on water fluoridation and IQ. Science marches on, and we're helping it out!

 
 
 

DRUG SHORTAGES ARE WORSENING, AND THERE ARE NO SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

Drug shortages, which worsen medical care and patient outcomes, are becoming more and more common. A new Task Force report from the...

ANTIVAXXERS ON FACEBOOK

Facebook is trying to stop anti-vaccine misinformation on its platform. How's that going?

 
 
 

LIPO-FLAVONOID FOR TINNITUS

Lipo-Flavonoid is sold to treat tinnitus. The claims are misleading, and the evidence isn't there.

SHIVA AYYADURAI: ANTIVAXXER FOR SENATE

Did Shiva Ayyadurai invent e-mail? Should he represent the Republican Party? Read below to find out!

 
 
 

“ELIMINATING CANCER” WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND OTHER STATE-SANCTIONED QUACKERY

State-approved continuing education courses pump a steady stream of fresh pseudoscience into acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine...

HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK

Holotropic breathwork is essentially voluntary hyperventilation, and old technique gaining in popularity as a way of generating "spiritual"...

 
 
 

“SUPERMANNAN CURES BLADDER INFECTIONS!” REALLY?

The ads claim SuperMannan cures bladder infections. The science is a single uncontrolled study of 9 women; its design is a recipe for...

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. HOSTS A TRAINWRECK OF AN ANTIVACCINE FORUM IN HARLEM

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. reached out to the African-American Community in Harlem with his antivaccine message. It didn't go so well....

 
 
 

TATTOOS WON'T BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Can getting a tattoo help reduce your risk of catching a cold? What about getting a bunch of 'em? Sadly, no amount of ink is going...

PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTIONS: LOTS OF HYPE, NO CONVINCING EVIDENCE

Platelet-rich plasma injections are advertised as an expensive cure-all for sport injuries. The evidence, however, is consistently...

 
 
 

AUSTRALIAN NATUROPATH BARBARA O'NEILL BANNED FOR HER DANGEROUS HEALTH ADVICE

Naturopath Barbara O'Neill has been banned in Australia for spreading dangerous lies about health.

WOO VERSUS WIKIPEDIA

Love it or hate it, Wikipedia is a main go-to rough and ready source of information for millions of people. Although I've had my problems...

 
 
 

ELECTROMAGNETIC HEALING DEVICES FOR DOGS: STUDIES SHOW “MEH”

Does a pulsed electromagnetic field device work to help dogs recover from surgery? The answer is below. Spoiler alert: The answer is...

THE SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY ACT: PROTECTING SCIENCE FROM POLITICS

The proposed federal Scientific Integrity Act supports science and the scientific process as the basis of public policy and aims to...

 
 
 



Bernardo Silva hit with one-match ban, £50,000 fine and education course...

Bernardo Silva hit with one-match ban, £50,000 fine and education course over Benjamin Mendy tweet

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It's official! 16-inch MacBook Pro debuts with scissor-mechanism keyboard

It's official! 16-inch MacBook Pro debuts with scissor-mechanism keyboard

Apple has unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook with up to 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, plus all-new graphics with up to 8GB of video memory. The new 16-inch model is... Read more ...

Arsene Wenger returns as FIFA's chief of global football development

Arsene Wenger returns as FIFA's chief of global football development

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is returning to the game as FIFA's new chief of global football development. Read more ...

Danny Rose amazingly admits Spurs want him GONE. but he won't leave until...

Danny Rose amazingly admits Spurs want him GONE. but he won't leave until contract runs out in 18 months

TOTTENHAM defender Danny Rose has revealed he will see out the 18 months left on his contract despite claiming the club want to sell him. The left-back was speaking while on... Read more ...

Royal Mail wins High Court injunction to block potential strikes by postal...

Royal Mail wins High Court injunction to block potential strikes by postal workers

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Father uses his 11-month-old son as a 'human shield' in a shootout over a...

Father uses his 11-month-old son as a 'human shield' in a shootout over a drug deal

Authorities believe, Nafes Monroe, 25, had his 11-month-old son with him, to deter people opening fire, when he tried to buy drugs with counterfeit money on October 19 in a... Read more ...

Horrified workmen describe moment axe-wielding muggers attacked screaming...

Horrified workmen describe moment axe-wielding muggers attacked screaming Amanda Wakeley

The workmen described how the fashion designer bravely tried to fight the muggers off as they threatened her with an axe Read more ...

Boris Johnson Confronted And Heckled By Flood Victims During Yorkshire Visit

Boris Johnson Confronted And Heckled By Flood Victims During Yorkshire Visit

Boris Johnson was confronted by voters in South Yorkshire on Tuesday morning when he arrived to survey areas cut off by flooding. “You took your time, Boris,” one local man... Read more ...

Couple 'murdered woman and then dumped her body in bin before claiming her...

Couple 'murdered woman and then dumped her body in bin before claiming her benefits'

Kevin Flanagan, 39, and Kathleen Salmond, 40, are both accused of murdering Lisa Bennett in the Weoley Castle area of Birmingham, and tricking the DWP into receiving her... Read more ...

Tearful Holly Willoughby overcome with emotion as she interviews domestic...

Tearful Holly Willoughby overcome with emotion as she interviews domestic abuse victim

Holly Willoughby was left in tears after a devastating discussion with Eva Speakman, the... Read more ...