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Science-based medicine · 5h ago

Separating Fact from Fiction in Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Anti-D Immunoglobulin for the Prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn

The Healthy Home Economist, a pseudoexpert in health and wellness with no actual education or training in medicine, is telling mothers to avoid a safe and effective approach to preventing a ...
Science-based medicine · 1d ago

How rabid dog saliva became an approved and endorsed remedy in Canada

A recent blog post by a British Columbia naturopath is raising questions from health professionals about the practice of naturopathy, and the use of homeopathic remedies to treat children wi...
Science-based medicine · 2d ago

New Study Finds that Statins Prevent Cardiovascular Deaths

A new meta-analysis shows that statin drugs are effective at preventing cardiovascular events and death, especially in patients with a baseline LDL cholesterol >100.
Science-based medicine · 3d ago

Psychodermatology?

A new specialty, psychodermatology, was invented to address the interaction of the mind and the skin. The effects of stress on the skin are not well defined, and the need for this new specia...
Science-based medicine · 4d ago

Homeopathy Awareness Week shows that homeopathy is still a problem

Homeopathy Awareness Week might be almost over, but The One Quackery To Rule Them All wastes resources and endangers patients year round, and a recent French criticism of homeopathy has prov...
Science-based medicine · 1w ago

Dog breath and stinky studies: Do pets need to be knocked out for dental care?

Most professional veterinary organizations recommend anesthesia to ensure thorough dental care for pet dogs and cats. Despite this, some companies are trying to mislead the pet-owning public...
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

Hypothesized benefit from integrative treatments for veterans’ chronic pain fails to materialize

Researchers hypothesized that chiropractic, acupuncture and massage would benefit veterans with chronic pain. Their results said otherwise.
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

Adding Sensation to Robotic Limbs

Recently scientists have managed to stimulate the brain in such a way that approximated some of the sensations of a natural limb in a paralyzed subject. No, they did not regain sensation, bu...
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

Modern Reflexology: Still As Bogus As Pre-Modern Reflexology

Reflexology is a belief system based on imaginary connections between spots on the skin and internal organs. It has no basis in science.
Science-based medicine · 1W ago

Another pebble in the quackademic integrative avalanche

We've documented the infiltration of quackery into academic medicine through the "integration" of mystical and prescientific treatment modalities into medicine. Here, we look at a pebble in ...