I was on the Skeptically Speaking radio show a few weeks ago discussing vitamins. If you missed the live broadcast, you can download the podcast here. I’ll be blogging about the vitamins soon. For a preview, here’s a nice summary of the evidence supporting vitamin supplementation for cancer prevention.
In the United Kingdom, physicians are calling on pharmacists to work to evidence-based standards. They’re also raising concerns about “unproven” and “unhelpful” products sold in pharmacies. It’s expected that physicians will call for a ban on goverment funding for homeopathy.
From the antivaccine files, intentionally unvaccinated children resulted in a measles outbreak in California. And no, measles isn’t innocuous – it still kills. Also in California, the state has just declared an epidemic after whooping cough killed five infants.
My post from last week, on the Science of Dosing Errors, was given the nod from as Editor’s Selection over at the Research Blogging site. Thanks for the support!
And a nice post from David Bradley at Science Base, on the evidence behind several herbal remedies: 10 Herbal Remedies: Cohosh or Tosh?
From Science-Based Medicine:
- Dr. Harriet Hall use a post on a weight-loss product as a case study of flawed thinking.
- Dr. David Gorski describes how the antivaccination zealots have tried, and failed, to smear his reputation by alleging conflicts-of- interest in his writing.
- Do you think “naturopathic oncology” is based on sound science?
- Dr. Mark Crislip takes on several anti-vaccine posts from”Medical Voices”
From Skeptic North:
- Just how common is common sense? Erik Davis has a manifesto.
- Last week Melany Fulgam detailed an astonishing article about a naturopath who says eating too many vegetables will make you sick, and unbelievably, the nine “liver dwarves” to watch out for.
- Another excellent article from Erik Davis, on anaphylactic allergies, risk, and statistics, and perspective.