Category: Medical devices

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

Update on Energy Medicine Pain Patches: Jovi and Its Targeted Marketing Strategy

For many women, cramps are a regular feature of their menstrual periods. Jovi is being marketed as a cure. It isn't. It's just more energy medicine pain patch nonsense.

/ April 20, 2021

Energy Medicine Pain Relief Patches Are Laughable Quackery

There's no acceptable scientific evidence that these patches work to relieve pain. The advertising features pseudoscientific energy medicine gibberish. Good for a laugh, but not to be believed.

/ March 9, 2021