"In general, governments around the world have tended to tilt the rules towards a company’s desire to sell CAM, rather than to a consumer’s right to access products that are proven to be safe and effective. "
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"For those who may not know, Mike Adams, who runs Natural News, is a crank conspiracy theorist supreme. He hawks snake oil on his site that he markets partly by spreading the worst medical misinformation on the net. He also routinely personally attacks his critics."
"...wild trichromatic female monkeys do indeed appear to locate and eat fruit more quickly than dichromatic ones, lending strong support to the idea that this advantage helped drive the evolution of trichromacy in humans and our relatives."
"In any case, you can tell that antivaxers are excited. They sense that one of their own—or at least someone with such a lack of scientific acumen and critical thinking skilled coupled with a conspiratorial mindset that he actually believes vaccines cause autism."
"In summary, this study shows very weak results, with the most objective outcome measure being negative, using fatally-flawed methodology, and showing signs of significant bias. The results are unreliable even before you consider that the hypothesis is highly implausible, and that prior research has convincingly shown that acupuncture does not work. The study has apparently served its primary... View details ⇨
"They cost thousands of dollars and expose patients to radiation. He tells patients their disease or lifestyle has created visible holes on the scans where the brain should appear smooth, and he believes showing patients the pretty pictures is instrumental in getting them to understand their problems and cooperate with treatment."
"RgIA4 was previously know from basic research, but this study takes the research further, testing it in animal models. They first developed 20 analogs to the snail venom that targeted the nAChR receptors. The analog that had the most activity was tested in a rodent model of pain. They significantly blocked pain perception in the rodents, and the effect lasted for up to 72 hours, even though... View details ⇨
"Obviously, those familiar with antivaccine misinformation, pseudoscience, and tropes will immediately recognize this hoary challenge as being based on what I like to refer to as the “toxins” gambit, a common antivaccine trope that targets the adjuvants and other ingredients in vaccines as horrific “toxins.”"
"Essentially the NAS panel wants to limit human germline editing to the most severe cases where there is no other option, after sufficient safety research is done. This is a reasonable place to start, but I predict it will not end there, and it shouldn’t end there."