A Popular Home Remedy Causes Severe Burns in Pediatric Patients
Garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years, but the evidence for benefit isn't great. And topical use, particularly in young children, can cause severe burns. Stick to using garlic as a recipe ingredient rather than as a remedy.
Science-Based Satire: Experts are Warning Parents About a New and Highly Potent Synthetic Sugar
Is there an epidemic of extremely potent synthetic sugar sweeping the nation and putting our children, and first responders, at risk of hyperactivity and ruined dinners? No, there isn't. At least not yet. This is satire. Some people are getting pretty ridiculous when it comes to fentanyl though.
Impressive New Data on the Benefit of Childhood Vaccines
A new study adds compelling evidence that vaccines given to young children prevents disease and saves the lives of people of all ages. It may not be surprising, but it's nice to see. Spread the word.
CDC Issues Warning as the Virus Associated with a Rare Polio-Like Illness in Children Returns
After a pandemic related lull, pediatric respiratory infections are roaring back. Unfortunately, this means that there will likely be a spike in cases of a polio-like illness caused by enterovirus D68.
Young Children are Ingesting Dangerous Batteries at an Alarming Rate
Small children have been ingesting batteries at increasing numbers over the past decade, and many are suffering severe injuries. New rules and regulations may finally be helping, however.
Chiropractic for Pediatric Seizures: Marketing in the Form of a Case Report
Here we are again with yet another case report full of limitations but making bold claims regarding chiropractic care of children with real medical conditions.
More False Hope for People with Tourette Syndrome
After a few years off, this is the third and final installment in a long-running series of posts tackling the claims made by proponents of an oral appliance for the treatment of Tourette Syndrome.
Science-Based Satire: A Powerful and Ancient Practice is Revolutionizing Medical Venipuncture
Are experts in medical dowsing using medical grade rods to locate blood vessels to improve venipuncture success rates? No, they aren't. That's absurd and this is clearly satire. But dowsing for dead bodies might be accepted in a court of law near you, which is also absurd but not made up. Really.
Recent trends in pediatric chiropractic use: the good, the bad, and the unhelpful
A new study looks into the numbers behind pediatric chiropractic in the United States. There isn't much new here, but it adds a bit of nuance to the discussion. Still, it's clear that we need better data.
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.