All posts by Scott Gavura

What do consumers think about homeopathic remedies?

A new survey gives insights into how consumers view homeopathy, and how they feel about homeopathy once they learn what it actually is.

/ November 28, 2019

Drug shortages are worsening, and there are no simple solutions

Drug shortages, which worsen medical care and patient outcomes, are becoming more and more common. A new Task Force report from the FDA offers a potential way forward.

/ October 31, 2019

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: Lots of hype, no convincing evidence

Platelet-rich plasma injections are advertised as an expensive cure-all for sport injuries. The evidence, however, is consistently negative.

/ October 17, 2019
Teenagers

Teenager? Anxious? Yes, there’s a supplement for that, too.

Health Canada has criticized the marketing of an "anxiety supplement" for teens, without recognizing the larger problem involved; the poor regulations and lack of safety and efficacy data for this, and many other supplements sold.

/ October 3, 2019

Do dietary supplements improve heart health?

Dietary supplements are widely consumed to improve heart health. But what does the evidence say?

/ September 19, 2019

The floor is yours

What topics would you like to see covered at Science-Based Medicine? Open thread today for your suggestions and comments.

/ August 22, 2019
activated charcoal

Activated charcoal, the wellness scam

Charcoal lemonade is yet another detox scam aimed at separating customers from their money.

/ August 8, 2019

CBD Oil: The new miracle cure

CBD oil is hyped as a miracle product to treat virtually everything. What is the evidence to support this?

/ July 11, 2019

How effectively does cinnamon treat diabetes?

Cinnamon is often touted as a "natural" supplement that's effective for treating diabetes. The evidence (still) isn't convincing.

/ June 27, 2019

Lactation cookies feed on breastfeeding anxieties

There’s little good evidence to say "lactation cookies" do anything at all. If you want cookies, eat cookies. Lactation cookies are an expensive scam.

/ June 13, 2019