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.

Maternal Fluoride and IQ

New study purporting to show correlation between fluoride and IQ comes under heavy criticism.

/ August 21, 2019

FDA Warns About Miracle Mineral Solution

Jim Humble is still selling his industrial bleach as a fake cure, and the FDA gives another toothless warning.

/ August 14, 2019
Gary Null doing what Gary Null does.

Gary Null’s Attack on SBM

Gary Null's fact- and logic-free attack on SBM.

/ August 7, 2019
Acupuncture needles

Study on Acupuncture for Angina

Another acupuncture study claims positive results, but is plagued by methodological flaws and dubious results.

/ July 31, 2019

Shaping Opinions About Science and Medicine

Responding to a commentary with all the usual anti-science tropes.

/ July 24, 2019

The Latest Ebola Outbreak

The second largest Ebola outbreak is underway. This time we have an effective vaccine, but political unrest and distrust of science may be our real vulnerability.

/ July 17, 2019

France To End Reimbursement for Homeopathy

Setback for homeopathy in France as a government agency actually does its job, but the fight against pseudoscience is long from over.

/ July 10, 2019

Processed Foods and Autism

Reports of a "link" between processed food and autism highly misrepresent the actual findings of an in-vitro study.

/ July 3, 2019

Media Literacy Is Key

Media literacy is an important component to teaching science and critical thinking. We'll add that to our to-do list.

/ June 26, 2019

Radioactive Energy Cards

Thailand officials warn of a radioactive snake-oil "energy card." It's worse than worthless – it's actively dangerous.

/ June 19, 2019