Month: February 2022
The Word “Organic” Has Been Hijacked
The word "organic" has a precise definition in chemistry. It has been hijacked to refer to organic farming. Good communication requires that both parties use the same definition.
Antivaxxers misuse the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database to demonize COVID-19 vaccines
Over the last couple of weeks, a claim that the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) shows that COVID-19 vaccines have caused a massive increase in cancer, neurological, and cardiovascular diseases in military personnel has gone viral. A closer look shows that the increases are almost certainly spurious and due to underreporting in previous years.
1,200 Equals 6
A satirical rebuttal to an article titled "1,200 is More Than 6".
1,200 is More Than 6
Don't trust anyone who tries to convince you otherwise.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Weighs in on “Alternative Perinatal Practices”: Part 1
In a soon-to-be published clinical report, the AAP tackles potentially risky "alternative practices" involving labor and delivery of human newborns.
Vitamins are not for vaping
Vaping vitamins is a bad idea.
Using AI Technology To Treat Mental Illness
AI will likely play a big role in treating mental illness in the future, but quack uses are also likely to proliferate.
Menopause Isn’t Taboo
Menopause is not a taboo subject, and the Care Package is a mixture of quack remedies, questionable products, and placebos. This is silliness, not science.