A Chinese scientist announces first gene-edited babies, setting off a discussion of the science and ethics of using CRISPR on humans.
Another outbreak, this time chickenpox, can be blamed on antivaxxers.
A new study further shows that people are inconsistent in how they justify their beliefs.
An updated review of the science finds that artificial sweeteners are still a safe and effective option for weight management.
Alkaline water is pure BS – there is no plausibility to the claims of any health benefits, and what evidence we have is negative. Its popularity grows despite this.
Which hand drying method is the best, air or paper towel? The answer is more complicated than you might think – but do wash your hands.
The World Health Organization fails its primary function by promoting traditional quackery.
While there is strong evidence that breast is best, a new study suggests that the benefits have been overstated, and may be mostly due to non-specific factors such as better education and overall health care.
Kelly Brogan sells an impressive array of pseudoscience wrapped in the standard alternative tropes.
Perhaps the most dangerous effect of the alternative medicine movement has been an erosion of the culture of dedication to science and standards within medicine. This has to change.