All posts by Scott Gavura

Turmeric for osteoarthritis: Promising but modest effects

A new trial of turmeric (curcumin) for osteoarthritis suggest it may have medicinal effects.

/ September 17, 2020

The TikTok “Benadryl Challenge” is demonstrating how toxic Benadryl can be

Even without the risk of overdose, there are good reasons to avoid Benadryl entirely.

/ September 3, 2020
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Dexamethasone and Hydroxychloroquine: Why Randomized Controlled Trials Matter

What does the best evidence tell us about hydroxychloroquine and dexamethasone?

/ August 20, 2020

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the risk of depression

A newly-published randomized controlled trial finds vitamin D supplementation has no effect on depression. This adds to the long list of medical conditions for which vitamin D supplementation has turned out to be ineffective.

/ August 6, 2020
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Probiotics, revisited

New guidelines do not recommend probiotics for most gastrointestinal conditions.

/ July 9, 2020
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Blue light blocking glasses: How much of the hype is science-based?

Blue light from our electronics is said to be harmful, and "blue blocking" glasses are touted as a panacea to numerous health issues. Is there any evidence to substantiate these claims?

/ June 25, 2020

An incomplete list of COVID-19 quackery

Possibly the only thing spreading faster than COVID-19 is the pseudoscience about COVID-19.

/ May 28, 2020
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Smoking and COVID

Does smoking worsen COVID infections? Or is it protective? As more evidence emerges, the smoke is starting to clear.

/ May 14, 2020
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More drug shortages due to COVID-19

COVID-19 is worsening a long-standing problem: Drug shortages

/ April 16, 2020

Chiropractors continue to make claims about chiropractic and COVID-19

Chirorpractors continue to make unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19.

/ April 2, 2020