Month: January 2023
Is the Pediatric COVID Vaccine in Competition with Routine Vaccinations?
Of course not. The sad state of Florida shows us why.
When antivax “died suddenly” conspiracy mongering vultures target a friend and colleague
After SBM suffered the unexpected loss of our co-founder Dr. Harriet Hall last week, we were angered and distressed to see antivaxxers saying that she had "died suddenly" because of COVID-19 vaccines. This dangerous narrative is even more painful when it targets a friend. Dr. Gorski tries to get past his initial anger and explain this dangerous conspiracy theory.
In Memoriam – Dr. Harriet Hall
Remembering our colleague and friend.
We are saddened to announce that The SkepDoc Dr. Harriet Hall has passed away
We at SBM are greatly saddened to announce that co-founder Dr. Harriet Hall passed away unexpectedly last night.
Pushing Naturopathy in Canada
Another attempt to insert naturopathic pseudoscience into mainstream medicine, this time in Canada.
Motivation to Exercise in Mice
A new study in mice shows a connection between gut microbiome and willingness to exercise. Could this discovery lead to improved motivation to exercise in humans? Possibly, but we don't yet know if humans share the same pathway.
How antivaxxers laid the groundwork to blame COVID-19 vaccines for Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest
Right after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed from a cardiac arrest after a tackle and was resuscitated on the field, antivaxxers immediately pounced, blaming COVID-19 vaccines even as CPR was still continuing. That's because antivaxxers had "primed the pump" over more than a year with stories of young athletes who had supposedly "died suddenly." (Warning: This one's long, even by Gorski...
Science-Based Satire: A New Fad Diet Has Farmers and Doctors Baffled
Are people crawling around farms eating directly from the plants or using their mouths to dig up root vegetables in order to better absorb the life sustaining essence of their food? No, and frankly I'm surprised at you for even considering the possibility. This is satire. But there are a lot of people out there partaking in some rather silly diet fads.
The New Year’s detox secret THEY don’t want you to know about
The dirty secret about detoxification and cleanses.
Eight Glasses of Water Myth
The notion that everyone should drink eight glasses of water per day is a persistent myth. Let's break it down.