Category: Public Health

Examining COVID-19 misinformation propagated by US physicians

A new paper documents COVID-19 medical misinformation shared by US physicians on social media

/ August 17, 2023

Heat A Growing Public Health Problem

Heat related deaths are on the rise. What can we expect?

/ August 16, 2023

I Reject Your Medical Reality and I Substitute Death

Denying reality and substituting his own worked for Adam Savage. Not so much as an approach to COVID.

/ August 15, 2023

Sensible Medicine: Medical Misinformation and Medical Groupthink From the Medical Establishment

We all have biases, including in-group loyalty. It's often easy to see such bias in others, though nearly impossible to see in oneself.  As such, it's both normal and dangerous to imagine that only those who disagree with you are vulnerable to groupthink, while you are perfect beacon of independent, rational thought- along with everyone who agrees with you.

/ August 11, 2023

Nasal Sprays To Prevent COVID

The evidence for nasal sprays to prevent COVID-19 is too preliminary to recommend their use.

/ August 9, 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
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Voices in the Vacuum

The failure of the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator to, well, coordinate a response to COVID-19 misinformation has left physicians to fight the uphill battle on their own.

/ May 30, 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