Month: November 2023

Internet Use and Mental Well-Being

Results of the largest study on internet use, well-being, and mental health.

/ November 29, 2023
Trust science?

Trust in science and vaccines continues to decline. Why?

Recent evidence shows that public trust in science and vaccines has declined markedly since the pandemic. Why is this, and is there anything we can do about it?

/ November 27, 2023

Skeptics in the Pub. Cholera. Chapter 4a.

The cerealization continues. Cheerio!

/ November 25, 2023

I Agree with Dr. Vinay Prasad: It’s Entirely Predictable That More Parents Don’t Want Routine Vaccination for Their Kids

Dr. Prasad didn't predict this sad outcome, he worked tirelessly to cause it. So did many other doctors.

/ November 25, 2023

Despite safety and quality questions, melatonin use growing in children

A new survey shows use of melatonin in children is widespread despite modest efficacy and an unknown long-term safety profile.

/ November 23, 2023

First CRISPR Treatment Approval

The first CRISPR-based therapy approval is a milestone worthy of noting.

/ November 22, 2023


When a placebo is called 'powerful', what is meant? Nothing.

/ November 21, 2023
The BMJ's Facebook logo

What the heck happened to The BMJ? (2023 version)

The BMJ, once a bastion of evidence-based medicine, has become disturbingly susceptible to publishing biased "investigations" that feed antivax narratives. Its latest report on VAERS by Jennifer Block, who in the past has defended Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop and whose history is not one of supporting science, is just another example of this deterioration.

/ November 20, 2023

Skeptics in the Pub. Cholera. Chapter 3b.

The novel serialization continues. Novel as in work of fiction, not unique or unusual.

/ November 18, 2023