Freedom of speech or malignant misinformation?
In an era where information flows freely, medically-unqualified ‘health gurus’ capitalise on this exchange to subvert decades worth of rigorous empirical research and peddle their private agenda... as well as their products.The Truth About Nutritionists
“My future is in the stars” may sound more magical than “My future is in an analysis of mathematical outcomes based on chance and probability”, but psychics don’t predict personal accountability for their client’s bad decisions.Crystal Balls & Positive Predictive Values
Innocuous ignorance or dangerous deception?
Should the media be trusted with interpreting medical data for general audiences?
Your news anchor is likely not your family doctor, let alone a qualified medical researcher. However, the people behind the research are, so perhaps they ought to be given the opportunity to communicate it?Bad Science Health Reporting
Refusing vaccinations out of fear of autism, in light of further research that has disqualified such claims and concerns, not only exposes one’s children to illnesses – it exposes everybody else to them too.The Media’s MMR Hoax
Personal choice or social irresponsibility?
Evidence-backed alternatives or unhealthy industry incapable of critical self-appraisal?
Were it so simple that we could live in an age where virtually any ailment could be offset by swallowing a capsule and the only side-effect is a surge of ‘broscience’ forum posts.Vitamin Pills Lead You to Take Risks
Empty pills that deliver empty promises should not empty wallets. If all it took to actually be better was to believe we’re better and consequently feel we’re better, placebo would be nothing more than a rock band’s namesake.Kind of Magic?
Complimentary cure or an industry as void of evidence as its products.
Decades-long disaster or decades-long disaster of denial?
When NBA star ‘Magic’ Johnson has continued to live a quarter-century with HIV, he doesn’t attribute his survival to a complete non-existence of AIDS; instead, he heads a foundation for HIV/AIDS research. What’s a denier’s excuse?AIDS/HIV Denier Christine Maggiore