Category: Medical devices

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

Navage Promises Benefits from Cleaning Your Nose with Their Expensive Machine

Navage is a machine that uses salt water to rinse out the sinuses, allegedly alleviating the causes of congestion, allergies, colds, and more. The evidence for their claims is lacking.

/ December 7, 2021

Virtual Reality Therapy

Are virtual reality headsets a valid tool for treating back pain? Maybe.

/ November 23, 2021

Laser Therapy for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Some doctors are offering laser therapy for "vaginal rejuvenation". It is no more effective than placebo, can cause harm, and is very expensive.

/ October 19, 2021

Using Bacteria To Fight Bacteria

New research explores the possibility of using modified bacteria to fight the thorny problem of biofilms.

/ October 6, 2021

DNA Vibe Jazz Band

The DNA Vibe Jazz Band device promises to relieve pain and do other wonderful things. It has nothing to do with DNA, Jazz, or evidence.

/ August 10, 2021

Lumen’s Information Is Not So Illuminating

Lumen is a handheld device that you can supposedly use to "hack your metabolism". The science behind it is not convincing. Users are essentially navel-gazing.

/ July 27, 2021

Court overturns FDA ban on electric shock device used on special needs students

An FDA ban on using electric shock devices to control behavior in special needs students, a method deemed "torture" in a U.N. report, was overturned in a flawed court decision. The FDA should appeal.

/ July 15, 2021