Tattoos Still Won’t Boost Your Immune System

Does the repeated stress on your immune system from getting tattoo after tattoo make you better able to fight off infections? No, no it does not.

/ May 10, 2024

Binders, fillers and more? What’s all that other stuff in my medicine?

Non-medicinal products in your medicine are there for a reason.

/ May 9, 2024

How To Approach Psychogenic Symptoms

Remember back in 1997, the Pokemon seizure episode? Hundreds of children reported symptoms, including seizures, after watching a specific episode of the Pokemon cartoon that includes a sequence of flashing alternating red and blue lights. The press reported the episode at face value, attributing the reaction to a known phenomenon of photosensitive epilepsy. However, later reviews found that the majority of cases...

/ May 8, 2024

Dr. Jeffrey Flier: Those Who Express Different Views on Health Equity Should Be Demonized, Not Heard

Perhaps if sheltered doctors cared more about health inequities, they wouldn't have treated a dangerous virus as nothing more than topic for an abstract, salon-style debate.

/ May 7, 2024
NYT Vax injury

A poorly framed article on COVID-19 vaccine injury in the New York Times

A poorly framed article on people who believe that COVID-19 vaccines injured them is being trumpeted by antivaxxers. Where the New York Times and its reporter Apoorva Mandavilli go wrong?

/ May 6, 2024

Kava and Liver Damage

Kava is an herbal supplement used mainly for its calming psychoactive effects. It is a traditional drink in Oceania that has been used for centuries. It has also been linked to liver toxicity and cases of liver failure and even death. However, the liver toxicity of kava is extremely controversial – this controversy, however, reflects the various narratives that we see surrounding...

/ May 1, 2024
EDTA structure. Chelation

We finally learn from TACT2 what we should have known two decades ago: Chelation therapy doesn’t work for heart disease

At SBM, we've long argued that chelation therapy for heart disease is quackery. An abstract presented recently finally confirmed that. Why did it take so long?

/ April 29, 2024

Science-Based Satire: More Parents Turn to Kinesiology Diapers for Fussy Infants

Are parents really turning to diapers made using kinesiology tape to help their fussy babies? Of course not. That would be incredibly silly, and profitable. This is satire.

/ April 26, 2024