Month: October 2021
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".
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.
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.
COVID-19 and Children: More Useless Comparisons
How COVID-19 affects children is independent of how it affects their grandparents.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Using Bacteria To Fight Bacteria
New research explores the possibility of using modified bacteria to fight the thorny problem of biofilms.