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A Cancer Cure That Kills

Published: June 29, 2011

From snake oil to stem cells, charlatans and hucksters have and always will work diligently to separate people from their money no matter the damage caused. My last blog highlighted what I think to be the most outrageous pseudoscientific alternative treatment in use today, homeopathy. I would call the work of homeopaths laughable if not for the success read more »

Debunking Catholic Pseudoscience

Published: June 23, 2011

Last month the Union of Catholic Physicians (UCP), a German organization that affectionately refers to itself as the “Voice of the Catholic medical community,” announced that they have discovered several therapeutic options in the treatment of homosexuality. While the Union of Catholic Physicians continues to iterate that homosexuality is not a read more »

The EU Bans Hundreds of Herbal Supplements, And All I Got Was This Blog

Published: May 5, 2011

Legislation in the European Union has recently come into effect that will ban hundreds of over-the-counter herbal supplements. Under the new rules, herbal supplements will face more regulation and restrictions, forcing many manufacturers to take their products off the market. A study done in the United Kingdom estimated that nearly a quarter of the 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 »

Dr. Simon Singh talks Alternative Medicines

Published: October 9, 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 »