Science-Based Satire: Kinesiology Masks Revolutionize Coronavirus Prevention

Can colorful elastic tape applied to your face by certified practitioners reduce your risk of catching the novel coronavirus? No. And that's a hard no. This is satire.

/ March 13, 2020

Chiropractors falsely claim they can protect patients from coronavirus

Chiropractors are falsely claiming that their spinal "adjustments" can protect people from coronavirus infection, as well as giving other dubious health advice on COVID-19. As they have with other bogus remedies, the media and government authorities should take action.

/ March 12, 2020

Second Patient Cured of HIV Still Clear

The second patient apparently cured of HIV had a good 30 month check up. What are the implications for HIV treatment?

/ March 11, 2020

“Healthy Directions” Is a Double Misnomer

Healthy Directions sells dietary supplements without scientific evidence. A better name would be Misdirections that Won't Make You Healthy.

/ March 10, 2020
Reiki

No, editors of The Atlantic, reiki does not work

Over the weekend, The Atlantic published an article by Jordan Kisner touting the benefits of reiki and arguing that you shouldn't listen to all those nasty skeptics calling it woo-woo. Unsurprisingly, the article is a credulous mess citing only token skepticism and relying on weak evidence. The Atlantic's embrace of quackery continues.

/ March 9, 2020

Supplement vendors make unfounded cancer treatment claims

A new analysis shows widespread marketing of natural health products for the prevention or treatment of cancer.

/ March 5, 2020

Coronavirus Myths and Facts

The novel Coronavirus 2019 is a serious outbreak that is reason for concern, but not panic, and we will all benefit from an evidence-based approach.

/ March 4, 2020

Pitfalls in Research: Why Studies Are More Often Wrong than Right

Here is a course guide to episode 9, "Pitfalls of Research", of my YouTube lecture series on science-based medicine.

/ March 3, 2020

“Personalized” dietary recommendations based on DNA testing: Modern astrology

GenoPalate is a company that claims to give "personalized" dietary recommendations based on DNA testing. Unfortunately, what is provided by such companies is more akin to astrology than science.

/ March 2, 2020

A Popular Class of Antibiotics May Increase Risk of Birth Defects

A new study in the British Medical Journal has revealed a possible association between taking a popular antibiotic during early pregnancy and major congenital malformations.

/ February 28, 2020