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.

Yet Another Alzheimer’s Drug

A third drug either FDA approved or showing clinical benefit for Alzheimer's disease confirms that the world of AD treatment has changed forever.

/ July 19, 2023

FDA Approves Leqembi for Alzheimer’s

FDA upgrades Leqembi for AD from accelerated to traditional approval based on latest clinical data.

/ July 12, 2023

Aspartame and Cancer

Despite the leaked new classification as a "possible" carcinogen, the evidence still shows aspartame is safe.

/ July 5, 2023

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

New research, same old narrative.

/ June 28, 2023

Update on GMOs and Health

Thirty years on, there is even more evidence that GMO food are safe.

/ June 21, 2023

Dubious Autonomic Nervous System Claims

Beware overblown claims that autonomic testing can help almost anything.

/ June 14, 2023

The Monoclonal Antibody Revolution

Monoclonal antibodies are the medical scientific breakthrough you may never have heard of.

/ June 7, 2023

Why Scientific Plausibility Matters

Why plausibility must play a central role in scientific medicine.

/ May 31, 2023

AI as a Diagnostic Tool

Using AI systems for pattern recognition in early diagnosis of dementia shows the potential of this tool.

/ May 17, 2023

WHO Declares COVID Emergency Over

While the COVID health emergency is over, COVID itself is not, and we need to have an eye on the next potential pandemic.

/ May 10, 2023