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Complementary and alternative medicine Friday Woo Medicine

Your Friday Dose of Woo: I need this like I need a hole in the head

This week sucked. OK, it was the last two or three days that sucked, but they were bad enough to ruin the whole week. The only reason my blogging didn’t reflect this is because most of the posts over the last couple of days were actually written earlier this week, and the true magnitude of […]

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Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

What a fine belated blogiversary present: The return of the microfascists (and their micro brownshirts and microtruncheons)

Believe it or not, I missed my own blogiversary. It’s true. It was two days ago. For some reason, as the date approached I got the idea that it was the 13th, when in fact this blog was born on December 11, 2004 on a dreary Saturday afternoon when, after reading the TIME Magazine story […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Friday Woo Medicine Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Your Friday Dose of Woo: Allergy Antidotes

When I originally conceived of doing a weekly feature entitled “Your Friday Dose of Woo,” I did it almost on a whim. Now that I’ve reached the second week, I’ve realized that this is going to be harder than I thought. No, it’s not that it’s hard to find suitable targets. Quite the opposite, in […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine Friday Woo Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Your Friday Dose of Woo: It’s not just homeopathy, it’s quantum homeopathy!

While thinking about ways to make the blog better, I wondered if I should emulate some of my colleagues, many of whom have regular features every week, often on Friday. And, since I usually get a little less serious on Fridays anyway (and, because traffic seems to fall off 50% or more anyway regardless of […]

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Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

One year later: The CDC flubs it

Note: One year ago today, an autistic boy, Abubakar Tariq Nadama, died of a cardiac arrest while undergoing chelation therapy to try to “cure” his autism. Today, as I am on vacation, I have scheduled several of my old posts on the topic to appear.The investigation into his death is ongoing regarding whether to file […]