Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Homeopathy Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Religion Science Skepticism/critical thinking

Who knew? My state’s vaccine personal belief exemption rate stinks! (Part 2: What to do.)

After yesterday’s post on the depressingly high (and increasing, apparently) rate of personal belief exemptions to vaccination requirements for entering school in the state of Michigan, I felt the need to pontificate a bit further. The reason is that has posted some followup stories. Also, I didn’t have a lot of time last night […]

Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

After all this time, Dr. Bob Sears finally tips his hand on vaccines, part V

Dr. Robert Sears has to be one of the most irresponsible pediatricians on the face of the earth, if not the most irresponsible. Many of you might recall that a little more than a week ago “Dr. Bob” posted a borderline unhinged rant on Facebook aimed at his own patients, who, quite reasonably, were calling […]

Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Quackery

Cancer quack Robert O. Young is arrested and arraigned, but will he be convicted?

Being a cancer surgeon and researcher, naturally I tend to write about cancer a lot more than other areas of medicine and science. It’s what I know best. Also, cancer is a very common area for unscientific practices to insinuate themselves, something that’s been true for a very long time. The ideas don’t change very […]