Month: June 2022
Moral outrage is not a good guide to pandemic policy reform. Vinay Prasad, please take note.
Vinay Prasad identifies some dubious problems in the government's efforts to protect public health, and offers some questionable solutions.
COVID Associated With Neurodegenerative Disorders
COVID infection has been associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative and neurovascular disease - another reason to keep our eye on this serious illness.
The Role of Liquid Biopsies in Oncology
Liquid biopsies can be used to reduce the amount of chemotherapy used for patients with stage II colon cancer.
Legislative alchemy and abortion: How the fall of Roe v. Wade will degrade science-based medicine
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, eliminating the federal right to an abortion. What does that mean for science-based reproductive health and science-based medicine in general? Hint: It's not good, even for areas of medicine outside of reproductive health.
Racism, Medicine, and the #GoldfarbChallenge
There's evidence doctors are biased. There's no evidence that learning about this subject is dangerous for medical students.
Gender-affirming care is not “experimental”
Gender-affirming care remains the evidence-based standard of care for gender dysphoria in transgender adolescents, despite claims by some laws and lawmakers that it is “experimental”.
The Shocking Link Between a Popular Toy Company and Preventable Infant Deaths
The 2019 recall of a dangerous infant sleep product helped uncover how corporate greed and poor federal regulations contributed to preventable deaths and helped lead to improvements that will save lives.
Questions about DNA Barcoding
The author of a 2013 paper on supplement quality is now facing serious allegations of scientific misconduct.
US Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Multivitamins
An updated review of the evidence reinforces that routine vitamin use is mostly worthless.
Diet Recommendations Based on DNA
Diet recommendations based on DNA are not based on good science.