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On Dan Coats, Science, Massaging White Rabbits, And Talking To Football Players

Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally. […]

Ben Carson Worked For Pyramid Scheme To Sell Bad Medicine

There is absolutely no reliable scientific evidence showing that Nutriverus does anything at all to improve anybody’s health in any way. That didn’t stop Ben Carson from endorsing Nutriverus, and from celebrating Mannatech’s questionable products in general. […]

Can Feeling Younger Really Cause Older People To Live Longer?

The results of a study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, have received a good deal of attention online. The research found that elderly people who reported feeling younger than their actual chronological age had a greater rate of survival in the period before a 99-month follow-up than their peers […]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted In Favor Of Opening Private Medical Records To Big Government?

Chellie Pingree voted for the GOP Secret Science Reform Act. Perhaps Representative Pingree simply sees the way the wind is blowing, and is happy to go along with the rising tide of right wing politics in America, health, privacy and science be damned. […]

Dan Benishek Abandons Medical Ethics To Whip Up Ebola Panic For Personal Gain

Dan Benishek may be a medical doctor, but he’s trained as a surgeon, not as an infectious disease specialist. When he rants and raves about Ebola threatening northern Michigan, he’s betting that voters in his district are too ignorant to know the difference. […]

Ophthalmologists Getting Dirty

If you have a medical problem with your eyesight, you can take some solace in the knowledge that the doctor who treats your eyes has an even bigger problem with vision. The next time you visit your ophthalmologist, while you’re having your eyes examined, it will be the perfect time to ask how much if […]

Does Cannabis Oil Really Cure Cancer?

Since medicinal and recreational use of marijuana became legal in some parts of the United States, a tsunami of marketing has sought to convince Americans to use marijuana, and products derived from marijuana, in a huge variety of ways. Part of this tidal surge of marijuana marketing has been the attempt to sell a substance […]

Alternative Medicine: Is Cancer A Lactic Acid?

Cancer is not lactic acid. Lactic acid is a little molecule, and cancer is a disease caused the uncontrolled growth of living tissue throughout the body. They’re two separate things. […]

Apply Reality With Herbal Remedies For A Cut Finger

What is a wounded person supposed to do in wintertime, when all the plants listed here are dormant, without fresh leaves or flower petals? Are they advised to walk south until they reach Florida? […]

What Connects the Matthew 4 Cancer Protocol to Dr. Mark Stengler?

Last month, after I received a message from the conservative Republican group GOP USA proclaiming the existence of a miracle Bible code to cure cancer, I shared with you the 10 indications that the so-called Matthew 4 Protocol is a scam:

Advertising is vague about what the Matthew 4 Protocol actually does. You haven’t heard […]

Health Care Advice From The One Percent

Where’s that money I set aside to buy an extra house and land in case a family member has a health problem? Is it in my wallet? No. Is it on the bedside table? No. Is it in the kitchen next to the herbs and spices? No. Darn it, where could that money for an extra house and land be? […]