Month: April 2024

New Study Finds No Link Between Autism and Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy

A new study designed to better account for hidden confounding factors has found no link between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the risk of neurodevelopmental conditions in childhood.

/ April 12, 2024
Wall of Supplements

SARMs Harms

Selective androgen receptor (SARMs) are sports supplements marketed to teens via social media influencers.

/ April 11, 2024

The Ethics of Artificial Brains

We are living in a time of technology advancing so rapidly it is challenging to keep up. This has multiple ramifications, and in the area of biomedical research, there is an important ethical and regulatory dimension. Confronting the ethical considerations of our own technology is nothing new, and fresh debate seems to erupt with every new development – including in-vitro fertilization, transplanting...

/ April 10, 2024

Dr. Vinay Prasad vs. a VAERS study finding more reports of vaccine injury in red states

Dr. Vinay Prasad attacks an epidemiological study published in JAMA Open Network reporting that people in red states are more likely to report vaccine injuries, claiming that a more rigorous study would "not be difficult," when he knows that it would be very difficult.

/ April 8, 2024

Every Time Dr. Jay Bhattacharya Talks About COVID, He Proves He Was Totally Wrong About COVID

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya March 2020: "If it’s true that the novel coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines, then the extraordinary measures being carried out in cities and states around the country are surely justified."

/ April 7, 2024

Skeptics in the Pub. Cholera. Chapter 15 minus 1

For those more observant than a semi-senile old man, I cut and pasted the wrong text this morning. Now updated. Good thing I am retired.

/ April 6, 2024

The Failed “We Want Them Infected” Movement Is Trying to Rebrand Itself As The “All We Really Wanted Was Poor Kids in School” Movement.

Part 2: In 2020, pro-infection doctors said "It’s fantastic news that we have a lot of cases." Today, they performatively lament "learning loss for children, especially in poor families". What happened to their assurances that the mass infection of unvaccinated youth will rapidly lead to herd immunity?

/ April 5, 2024

What Is Type 3 Diabetes?

I’m always wary of new medical terms that seem to be used and promoted prematurely, when still in the hypothesis phase. It seems like an obvious way to bias any thinking about an alleged phenomenon – just label it as the hypothesis, as if it is already a conclusion. Calling symptoms that may follow a lyme infection “chronic lyme disease” implies something...

/ April 3, 2024
Alex Jones

The Truth vs. Alex Jones: How the DSHEA of 1994 gave conspiracy mongers the means to fund their empires

As the HBO documentary The Truth vs. Alex Jones shows, Alex Jones promoted the conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax to sell his supplement line. It's a model that many Internet conspiracy theorists use, like Mike Adams. Did the DSHEA help create Alex Jones and the modern conspiracy industry?

/ April 1, 2024