Part Fills for June 29


A few short updates on topics of interest to SBP visitors.

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.

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.orgMy 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?

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