All posts by Steven Novella

Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

Will Natural Herd Immunity End the Pandemic?

Is natural herd immunity a viable path to controlling the pandemic? Here is why that is a terrible idea.

/ October 14, 2020

Osteopathic Medicine – What Is It?

What is the difference between an MD and DO? Let's take a look at the history and the present practice of osteopathic medicine.

/ October 7, 2020

Where Are We With CBD

The science is not yet in on cannabinoids for most indications. We should wait until it is.

/ September 30, 2020

Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

To what extent is SARS-CoV-2 airborne, and what does this mean in terms of preventing spread?

/ September 23, 2020

AI and Peer Review

Could Artificial Intelligence be the tool we need to fix the problems with science?

/ September 16, 2020

FDA Decision on Oleandra

FDA rejects the application for oleandrin as a new dietary ingredient, but flaws in the regulations remain.

/ September 9, 2020

COVID in Children

Recent evidence suggests children can be carriers of SARS-CoV-2, which has implications as schools reopen this Fall.

/ September 2, 2020

Polio Eliminated From Africa

Wild-type polio has been eliminated from Africa. Now only Pakistan and Afghanistan remain.

/ August 26, 2020

Oleandra – The New COVID Snake Oil

Oleandrin is being promoted as the new COVID-19 snake oil - but it is a deadly toxin.

/ August 19, 2020

Russian and Other COVID Vaccines

Russia's approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is premature and counterproductive.

/ August 12, 2020