Weekend Reading

Vaccines Work

Vaccines Work

More posts are imminent…here’s what I’ve been reading.

How the pseudoscientific theories and practices of chiropractic are translated to veterinary medicine. “Some chiropractors will simply treat animals and ignore the fact that it isn’t technically legal for them to do so. ”

Are you in danger of spontaneously combusting?

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook borders on quack science. A third of Americans are now avoiding gluten, led by Paltrow and other Hollywood celebrities. But they’re not the people who should be. As I’ve noted before, it’s driven in part by unproven tests like Hemocode, which identify and treat non-existent “intolerances” to food products.

Why Organic Advocates Should Love GMOs.

Epidemiology—a science for the people. (Lancet PDF)

Pharmacy History! What Was in Patent Medicines.

Vaccines saved lives–scientific evidence – From the Skeptical Raptor, whose blog I am enjoying more and more.
Also on vaccines – a great reference document [PDF] on the science supporting immunization.

Rexall’s dubious homeopathic offerings. From Canadian Business and MSN. Because legal isn’t necessarily ethical.

John Ioannidis on the promise of genetic medicine: This I believe in genetics: discovery can be a nuisance, replication is science, implementation matters.

Neal’s Yard promotes homeopathy for measles. This could kill real children.

Never heard of that open-access journal you’re reading? Be wary, it could be pseudoacademia.

Refugees of the Modern World The “electrosensitive” are moving to a cellphone-free town. But is their disease real?

Great Skeptically Speaking interview with Marlene Zuk on her new book Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live.

And for something completely different:
Supercut: Every Scene Where Someone is Facing Something Incredible (and Away From You)

Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie (Trailer) – a fake reboot, but it looks awesome.

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