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.

Reproducibility Follow Up

Let's explore dueling narratives about the reproducibility "crisis."

/ October 16, 2019

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019 given to researchers who discovered the mechanisms of oxygen sensing in cells.

/ October 9, 2019

The Red Meat Controversy

A new paper flies in the face of current recommendations and concludes we simply don't know the health risks of eating red and processed meat.

/ October 2, 2019

Fat Shaming Is Counterproductive

Fat shaming not only doesn't work, it is counterproductive. So what might help fight obesity?

/ September 25, 2019

Crystal Healing

Crystal healing is back and growing in popularity. What does that reveal about our society and alternative medicine?

/ September 18, 2019

Soft Drinks and Death Risk

New study linking soft drinks to increased mortality is correlational only, and should be interpreted with caution.

/ September 11, 2019

Update on the Obesity Epidemic

The obesity epidemic continues, and even accelerates, among continued debate about its causes and solutions.

/ September 4, 2019

Gluten Update

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity remains controversial, but the research continues.

/ August 28, 2019

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