UCHealth just published an article about acupuncture full of pseudoscientific claims. What is wrong with the University of Colorado? It looks like another academic medical center has fallen victim to quackademic medicine.
"the goop lab" will premiere on Netflix on January 24. It's just the latest goop vehicle to sell quackery to women under the guise of "empowerment."
GoFundMe is frequently used by patients to pay for quackery. How can its policies be changed to make misuse of the platform more difficult?
Dr. Joseph Mercola has built a massive alternative health empire. Unfortunately, he's now using his wealth to fund antivaccine propaganda.
This week,a ridiculous practice called "perineum sunning" (or "butthole sunning") went viral on social media and the news. It's so ridiculous a practice that I have to wonder if social media influencers made up for clicks.
Jami Hepworth is a doctor's wife. Having dubbed herself the "Skeptical Doctor's Wife," she has become an antivaccine activist. Unfortunately, doctor's wife or not, medicine and science are clearly not her forte. She also doesn't like laughing emojis directed at her.
Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus (false in one thing, false in all things) is a legal principle. That doesn't stop cranks from misusing it to cast doubt on science that they don't like. Overall, it's just another form of black/white dichotomous thinking.
A week and a half ago, an old “friend” of the blog, pediatrician and antivaccine apologist Dr. Jay Gordon, made an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher. In a long segment, the antivaccine misinformation flowed fast and furious in a Gish gallop of pseudoscience. WTF, HBO?
The Cleveland Clinic has, unfortunately, embraced the quackery known as "functional medicine." Now it's publishing dubious studies touting it.
Love it or hate it, Wikipedia is a main go-to rough and ready source of information for millions of people. Although I’ve had my problems with Wikipedia and used to ask whether it could provide reliable information on medicine and, in particular, alternative medicine and vaccines, given that anyone can edit it, I now conclude that Wikipedia must be doing OK, at least in these areas. After all, some of the highest profile promoters of alternative and “integrative” medicine hate Wikipedia, to the point of attacking it and concocting conspiracy theories about it.