Tag: herbal medicine

Black Cumin – Be Skeptical

The claims made for black cumin follow a familiar pattern – implausible and a lack of evidence.

/ January 22, 2020

Alternative Medicine: Placebos for Pets

A skeptical veterinarian reviews the evidence for alternative medicine for pets, and concludes it's mostly placebos.

/ December 3, 2019

Herbal Products and Cancer Treatment

Oncologists increasingly are warning their patients away from alternative herbal treatments, and with good reason.

/ November 20, 2019

Shaping Opinions About Science and Medicine

Responding to a commentary with all the usual anti-science tropes.

/ July 24, 2019

Billions on herbal remedies – and for what?

Consumers spend billions each year on herbal remedies, with little to show for it.

/ November 1, 2018

Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 05/28/2017.

More measles in Minnesota. Yet another form of acupuncture: Snafu. CAM cancer studies are of poor quality. The future of CAM is LSD.

/ May 28, 2017

Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 04/30/2017

Stroke from chiropractic. Measles in Minnesota. Fraudulent methodologies? How do your remove homeopathy from a product? Acuwhatever. And more.

/ April 30, 2017

Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 03/19/2017

What happened this week? Measles returns to kill. Stem cell injections blind. Lousy acupuncture studies. Fire hot. Skinny jeans are not a reason to see a chiropractor. Lesbian tendencies do not respond to homeopathy. And more.

/ March 19, 2017

Corrigendum. The week in review for 03/05/2017

Canada's Bad Science Wants You. Penguins get acupuncture, tiger cubs get chiropractic. Homeopathic lead for lead toxicity. I'm an idiot. And more

/ March 6, 2017

Kratom: another dangerous “natural” remedy

Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia whose leaves are traditionally chewed or prepared as a powder. Native populations chew the leaves to reduce fatigue when doing manual labor, such as working on rubber plantations. It is also used in cultural performances and consumed as a drink prepared from kratom powder. When the Second World War caused an increase...

/ August 4, 2016