Lab mice

Even in a pandemic, bait-and-switch acupuncture studies still get published in Nature

Last week, a study claiming to have identified a neurologic mechanism by which acupuncture reduces inflammation was published in Nature. It does no such thing. it's another bait-and-switch mouse study that likely would never have been published in such a high profile journal if it hadn't rebranded electrical stimulation as "electroacupuncture".

/ October 18, 2021

Conclusions Not So NICE: A Critical Analysis of the NICE Evidence review of puberty blockers for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria

A critical look at the UK's National Health Service-commissioned review of transgender youth health services and the harm it has caused.

/ October 17, 2021

A Malaria Vaccine for Children: A Historic Achievement that will Save Countless Lives

WHO has officially recommended the first ever vaccine against a parasite, in this case malaria, and it will save thousands of kids' lives every year.

/ October 15, 2021

COVID-19 and Children: More Useless Comparisons

How COVID-19 affects children is independent of how it affects their grandparents.

/ October 14, 2021

Dry Scooping – A Harmful Internet Fad

Dry scooping is just one more dangerous health craze being promoted online.

/ October 13, 2021

Blue Zones Diet: Speculation Based on Misinformation

The Blue Zones where people live longer may be a myth. The Blue Zone Diet is based on speculation, not solid science.

/ October 12, 2021
Ivermectin

Ivermectin is the new hydroxychloroquine, take 6: Incompetence and fraud everywhere!

Ivermectin is the new hydroxychloroquine, a drug repurposed for COVID-19 that almost certainly doesn't work but is still being touted as a "miracle cure" by quacks, grifters, and political ideologues. Are the data supporting it all fraud?

/ October 11, 2021

The Trolley Problem and Vaccinating Young People Against COVID-19

The harms we cause often lead to more grief than the harms we fail to prevent. Is this why some doctors are willing to leave young people vulnerable to a deadly virus?

/ October 8, 2021

Anti-vaccination ideology and COVID misinformation in chiropractic continuing education courses: “Plandemic” edition

Chiropractors can still get state-approved continuing ed credit for anti-vaccination courses, with bonus COVID misinformation now added to the curriculum. Plandemic star Judy Mikovits joins the faculty.

/ October 7, 2021

Using Bacteria To Fight Bacteria

New research explores the possibility of using modified bacteria to fight the thorny problem of biofilms.

/ October 6, 2021