Category: Commentary

Infrared Saunas for “Detoxification”

Sweating in saunas is not a good way to remove toxins, whether traditional or infrared.

/ February 17, 2021

Psychic Mediums and Grieving Children

Self-proclaimed psychic mediums find a new way to exploit vulnerable children.

/ February 3, 2021

The Threat of Conspiracy Thinking to SBM

Conspiracy thinking is on the rise, and threatens the very notion of science and truth.

/ January 20, 2021

Bastyr University’s MPH and MPH/ND programs should not be accredited

Bastyr University's application for accreditation of MPH and MPH/ND programs should be denied. Bastyr's curriculum is filled with pseudoscience and incompatible with the science of public health. Naturopathy is a poor fit for an MPH program, especially considering its opposition to immunization.

/ January 14, 2021

2020 – The Good and the Bad

What 2020 has taught us about the power of science and the harm of pseudoscience.

/ December 23, 2020

The Mask Ask: Understanding and Addressing Mask Resistance

The wearing of masks has become contentious on scientific and ideological grounds. Why is that, and how can we communicate with people who don't follow the scientific guidelines?

/ October 16, 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

The Coming Age of Telehealth

Telehealth is finally here. We should keep it.

/ July 1, 2020

Is It Safe?

Is it safe to go to the dentist? Dentists are doing their best to try to ensure it is as safe as possible, with lots of guidance and extra measures to protect patients and staff.

/ June 12, 2020

Do face masks decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission?

As wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 becomes a culture war issue, the evidence for whether they prevent transmission of COVID-19 remains contested. A new systematic review and meta-analysis provides the best evidence yet that social distancing and masks are highly effective at decreasing the risk of contracting coronavirus, while eye protection might also help, but it's not a slam...

/ June 8, 2020