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  1. Health and Wellness Coaching: cautious optimism and some concerns
    The National Consortium for Credentialing of Health & Wellness Coaches (NCCHWC) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) signed an agreement last month for the launch of a national certification for individual health and wellness coaches in the U.S. According to a joint press release,…
  2. No, a rat study with marginal results does not prove that cell phones cause cancer, no matter what Mother Jones and Consumer Reports say
    The zombie story that cell phones cause cancer has risen from the grave yet again. There are certain myths that are frustratingly resistant to evidence, science, and reason. Some of these are basically medical conspiracy theories, where someone (industry and/or big pharma and/or physicians and/or …
  3. What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening, part 2
    When last I visited this topic, I started out by making a simple observation, namely by quoting John Wooden’s famous adage, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” What I was referring to was a private discussion forum for naturopaths kn…
  4. When antivaccine pseudoscience isn’t enough, Bill Maher fawns over Charlie Sheen’s HIV quack
    Bill Maher (right) expresses admiration for HIV quack Samir Chachoua (left), who claims to be able to cure people of HIV and cancer using milk from arthritic goats. I know I must be getting older because of Friday nights. After a long, hard week (and, during grant season, in anticipation of a long…
  5. Colonoscopy: More Misinformation from Mercola
    Joseph Mercola, D.O., runs the website mercola.com which is full of misinformation, advocates all kinds of questionable alternative treatments including homeopathy, and discourages vaccination and other aspects of conventional medicine. Like Dr. Oz and Andrew Weil, he is more dangerous than easily …
  6. Science-Based Medicine’s Not-So-Psychic Predictions for 2016
    “May your epididymitis be treated with acupressure by André the Giant!” The new year is upon us, and with it comes a unique opportunity for the Science-Based Medicine team to look deep into our crystal balls, to channel our Atlantean spirit guides, and to ride the waves of cosmic cons…
  7. The one thing you need to know before you detox
    New Year, New You, right? Here’s a perennially popular post, revised for 2016. With 2016 upon us, it’s finally time get serious about your health. You’re resolving to eat better and exercise more. But first, you need to reset your body – and purge yourself of all of your lifest…
  8. Antivaccinationists and the Nation of Islam protest in front of the CDC, but don’t you dare call them “antivaccine”
    Flyer for “CDC Truth” Rally. Apparently a bunch of antivaccine activists showed up in Atlanta on Saturday to annoy CDC employees and try to use the manufactured “scandal” of the so-called “CDC whistleblower” to attack vaccines. Same as it ever was. If there̵…
  9. Vaccine Whistleblower: An antivaccine “exposé” full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. – Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5   “Vaccine Whistleblower”? More …
  10. Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: A Chemist Separates Fact from Fiction
    “Dr. Joe” (from the title of his radio show) has done it again. He keeps putting out books faster than I can take them in; this one is titled Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules. It is packed with pithy analyses of health-related subjects that should be of particular interest to SBM readers. …
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