The Dawning of Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM)

For over 10 years, Friends of Science in Medicine has been fighting quackery, fraud, and pseudoscience in Australia.

/ December 4, 2021

Incorrect Numbers

Having made them myself, I completely understand that doctors can make errors. However, I can't fathom why some of them don't seem to care about correcting them, especially considering the health of children is at stake.

/ December 3, 2021

Quack Protection Acts advance in state legislatures

Proposed laws in Wisconsin and Massachusetts would protect quacks who defraud patients with useless, and sometimes dangerous, nostrums, by essentially allowing them to practice medicine without a license. These Quack Protection Acts should not pass.

/ December 2, 2021

Omicron

Omicron is the latest variant of concern. It's too early to know what this means, but there is reason for concern.

/ December 1, 2021

Do You Need Daily Treatment to Repair Damaged Enamel?

Does a toothpaste provide "next level" fluoride technology that you need to use every day? You know the answer.

/ November 30, 2021
How RFK Jr. sees the members of ACIP and VRBPAC

Are the FDA’s VRBPAC and the CDC’s ACIP hopelessly compromised by conflicts of interest over COVID-19 vaccines?

The FDA's VRBPAC and the CDC's ACIP are the two main committees that approve vaccines to be sold in the US and issue recommendations regarding who should receive them and when. In the wake of the recent recommendation that children 5-11 receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is now portraying committee members as thralls of big pharma. But are...

/ November 29, 2021

Science-Based Satire: Were the Dinosaurs Wiped Out by a Mass Subluxation Event?

Did the impact of a large asteroid wipe out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago by causing widespread spinal subluxations? Yes, according to chiropractic paleontology, a scientific discipline that clearly doesn't exist because this post is satire.

/ November 26, 2021
Heirarchy of Evidence

The misuse and abuse of meta-analyses

The meta-analysis has been misused and weaponized to promote dubious COVID-19 treatments.

/ November 25, 2021

Nepotistic Journals

Research identifies another potential bias in scientific publishing - nepotistic journals.

/ November 24, 2021

Virtual Reality Therapy

Are virtual reality headsets a valid tool for treating back pain? Maybe.

/ November 23, 2021