Category: Medical devices

Signos Glucose Monitor

Signos Sells a Continuous Glucose Monitor, But Not to Diabetics

Signos is asking customers to pay for the privilege of testing their glucose monitoring system.

/ May 17, 2022

Plenity – A New Weight Loss Pill

Plenity is a new weight loss pill designed to create a sense of fullness. It is backed by a single study where users had an average weight loss of 22 pounds. Not an effective way to achieve ideal weight, but may help some people when combined with diet and exercise.

/ May 10, 2022

Socks to Treat High Blood Pressure?

Socks that lower blood pressure? The claims for Boliav socks are too incoherent to make sense of. I can't take them seriously.

/ March 15, 2022

This Scary Mask Is Not for Halloween: It’s for Anti-Aging Skin Care

Evidence is lacking for CurrentBody's "anti-aging" LED mask.

/ March 1, 2022

Innovo for Bladder Leakage

An expensive pair of shorts promises to cure bladder leaks by using electrical stimulation to produce pelvic floor contractions, essentially doing the Kegel exercises for you. The science is insufficient and the marketing is misleading.

/ February 22, 2022

The Blu Room

Blu Rooms are an expensive way to relax. The testimonials and the medical history of the inventor are not believable. No science, but good for a laugh.

/ January 11, 2022

Bioptron: Too Silly to Write about

Bioptron is a silly device claiming to work through unproven means, but basically seems to be an extremely colorful flashlight.

/ December 28, 2021

Radioactive 5G Pendants

Authorities had to warn the public not to use radioactive products to protect against harmless 5G.

/ December 22, 2021

Nuubu: Here We Go Again! Recycling Debunked Foot Detox Myths

Companies come and go, but the claims remain the same, that you can (insert claim) with (insert product) without any evidence. A new company offering magical footpads are just putting new wine in old bottles.

/ December 14, 2021