Month: March 2022
Deciding Which Risks to Take
No medical treatment is risk-free. Paul Offit's new book covers the history of innovations that went awry and advises how to balance the risks of new medical innovations with the risk of not treating.
It rises again! Bleach as an “early treatment” alternative to vaccines and a cure for COVID-19
Bleach...it had to be...bleach. Again. This time around, it's being used to treat COVID-19, because of course it is. MMS is a slasher quackery. No matter how often it appears to have died, it always returns for another installment in its quackery franchise.
Medical Misinformation Falsely Links a Serious Infection to Leftover Chinese Food
A young man contracted a dangerous infection that was newsworthy, because it could have been prevented by a safe vaccine, but it had absolutely nothing to do with leftover Chinese food despite what is being promoted by a viral YouTube video and several news articles.
Crizanlizumab for Sickle Cell Crisis
Monoclonal antibodies to prevent sickle cell crises represents the promise and difficulties of high tech medical treatment.
This Scary Mask Is Not for Halloween: It’s for Anti-Aging Skin Care
Evidence is lacking for CurrentBody's "anti-aging" LED mask.