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America’s Sexual Revolution

Published: November 11, 2010

A large survey on human sexuality indicates that Americans have undergone a second “sexual revolution” over the past two decades. Researchers at Indiana University conducted The National Survey of Sexual Health by interviewing 6,000 people. According to Michael Reece at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, acts that society once frowned upon, read more »

Charlatans and Chicanery (Part 2)

Published: November 4, 2010

Hot off the heels of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield verdict, another physician has been struck-off of the British Medical Register by the General Medical Council. Dr. Robert Trossel was found by the GMC to be in breach of good medical practice by exploiting vulnerable patients and causing mental, financial, and possibly physical harm. As it turns out, Dr. read more »

Recent Efforts To Find “Pink Viagra” Halted

Published: November 2, 2010

The drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim has ceased work on filbanserin, their most recent concoction attempting to treat the recently defined hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). The experimental drug was aimed at premenopausal women with a persistent and unexplained lack of sex drive, but was judged largely ineffective with “unacceptable risks”. read more »

Charlatans and Chicanery (Part 1)

Published: October 25, 2010

Hot off the heels of the Dr. Andrew Wakefield verdict, another physician has been stuck-off of the British Medical Register by the General Medical Council. Dr. Robert Trossel was found by the GMC to be in breach of good medical practice by exploiting vulnerable patients and causing mental, financial, and possibly physical harm. After an intensive BBC read more »

Dr. Simon Singh talks Alternative Medicines (pt. 2)

Published: October 22, 2010

Many Americans rely on “alternative medicine” treatments. There have always been doubts about the efficacy of such therapies. Studies have been undertaken in recent years to test them. In some cases the jury is in. A few years ago I interviewed the co-author of a book which summarized what can be said about such treatments. Dr. Simon Singh is a read more »

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