I've gone into the vault in order to save new content until after technical difficulties have been ironed out. Here is one of my earliest and most memorable (to me) posts on the newborn vitamin K shot and risks of refusing it.
Hello fellow science lovers and critical thinkers, Over the last couple days on ScienceBasedMedicine.org you may have experienced slowness, browser checks, timeouts, 5xx errors, and other server shenanigans. We wanted to confirm your suspicions that SBM was indeed a victim of a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The DDOS is still ongoing however we have implemented (and will continue) several strategies...
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 from scientific studies is intriguing, but far from definitive.
Medicine is by its very nature uncertain. Unfortunately, humans don't deal well with uncertainty, and our tendency towards dichotomous thinking leads us to think that if we're not absolutely certain about something we don't know anything.
The FDA may strengthen homeopathic drug regulation with its "risk-based" enforcement policy, but this still leaves illegal homeopathic remedies on the market and falls far short of actually enforcing the law.
Friday night, an old "friend" of the blog, pediatrician and antivaccine apologist Dr. Jay Gordon, made an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher. In a long segment, the antivaccine misinformation flowed fast and furious in a Gish gallop of pseudoscience. WTF, HBO?
A follow-up on a questionable study of the impact on water fluoridation and IQ. Science marches on, and we're helping it out!