Does marshmallow root tea have medicinal benefits?

Many medicinal benefits are attributed to marshmallow root. What does the evidence actually say?

/ April 14, 2022

Facilitated Communication Is Still Pseudoscience

Facilitated communication is a harmful pseudoscientific technique that has managed to survive through rebranding and deception.

/ April 13, 2022

The World’s First Productivity Drink

Magic Mind claims to be the world's first productivity drink. There's no supporting evidence.

/ April 12, 2022
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

How to design high quality acupuncture trials: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Acupuncture advocates have published guidelines for "rigorous" acupuncture randomized controlled trials. While that sounds good on the surface, the devil is in the details, which reveal that the dedication to scientific rigor is perhaps not so strong.

/ April 11, 2022

They Have Names, Part 2

"We share their names because their name is part of their story."

/ April 10, 2022

Malingering:  The Lord Voldemort of Medicine

Understanding of malingering isn’t advanced with acquiescence and silence

/ April 8, 2022

Federal employment rights agency inundated with thousands of COVID-related discrimination claims

Thousands of workers have filed complaints with the EEOC alleging COVID-related employment discrimination. It may take years of litigation to sort out the application of federal anti-bias laws to these claims.

/ April 7, 2022

Fetal Signs of Autism

More evidence that ASD is a developmental disorder that begins in the womb.

/ April 6, 2022

Nugenix Total T

Nugenix Total T is one of many so-called testosterone boosters on the market. Vague claims, insufficient evidence.

/ April 5, 2022
Ivermectin

Science-based medicine isn’t just for CAM. The case of ivermectin shows that it never was.

Another large randomized controlled trial for ivermectin showed no efficacy for the early treatment of COVID-19. This is not a surprise to science-based medicine advocates. Here's why the story of ivermectin shows that SBM isn't just for "complementary and alternative medicine" (CAM) —and never was.

/ April 4, 2022