Month: November 2022
Another Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug
A new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease is promising, but we're not there yet.
GOLO for Weight Loss
There are lots of testimonials from people who say they lost weight with GOLO, but its effectiveness is not supported by any scientific evidence.
What does “antivaccine” really mean since the pandemic hit?
We frequently use terms like “antivaccine,” “antivax,” and “antivaxxers.” Critics think it’s a “gotcha” to ask how we define “antivax” or to accuse us of reflexively label "questioning" of vaccines as "antivax." It's not. There are gray areas, but not so gray that the word is never appropriate. Has anything changed since I first tried to define "antivaccine" in 2010? The answer:...
The 2022-2023 Respiratory Virus Season Hits Early and Hard: Part 2
What is RSV and why is it so bad this season? I discuss this and a promising new vaccine candidate.
Liver damage associate with turmeric ingestion
Reports of serious liver damage from turmeric supplementation are becoming more common
In Through the Nose, Out Through the Mouth
The advice to breathe "in through the nose, out through the mouth" appears to be based on superstition rather than science. Nose breathing is preferable.
Was New York’s Spring 2020 COVID Wave an Illusion?
Asking for "evidence" that New York City got hit hard by COVID makes as much sense as asking for "evidence" that New York City exists in the first place.
The Beekeeper: Sentinel Chicken?
Bee venom. Will it help Andy's rheumatism? Doubtful