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Pseudoscience

The H1N1 Influenza - An Injection of Reason

20 Mar 2017

I think the time has come to panic. But not about catching the H1N1 “swine flu.” And not about the alleged risks of the vaccine that can protect against it. For the vast majority of people, the flu...

Formaldehyde in Baby Shampoo - Crunch the Numbers, Crunch the Scare

20 Mar 2017

It is a very small molehill. But to the folks at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) it seems more like Mount Everest. This organization’s recently released report features a cute baby smothered...

Can Krebiozen Treat Cancer?

20 Mar 2017

In 1951 two brothers, Yugoslavian refugees, brought a drug called Krebiozen to the US and attempted to develop it privately as a cancer treatment. They kept the identity of drug secret, only saying...

Wrinkles in Wrinkle Cream Reports

20 Mar 2017

So I’m sitting here, staring at a couple of close up pictures of some person’s eye area. I see crows’ feet in both. Are there fewer feet in the bottom picture? Maybe. If I look with a magnifying...

The Cookie Diet

20 Mar 2017

There is no tooth fairy. There’s no Easter bunny. There’s not even a Santa Claus. There are no geese that lay golden eggs. There’s no golden fleece. And there are no simple ways to lose weight. But...

Is it true that the "Swiffer WetJet” kills pets?

20 Mar 2017

Somebody is after Procter and Gamble and it is hard to know why. Years ago there was the allegation that the company’s corporate logo hid a picture of the devil, then sodium lauryl sulfate, a...

Is “Airborne” effective against the common cold?

20 Mar 2017

You can’t keep a good quack down for long. They keep resurfacing with irritating frequency. Victoria Knight-McDowell certainly doesn’t look like a quack. She looks like a pretty elementary school...

Immunity Quacks

20 Mar 2017

Would any parent believe that serving Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies to their children can help protect them from catching the flu? You would think not. But what if that box of cereal has a banner...

Homeopathy-Delusion through Dilution

20 Mar 2017

Homeopathic products. They are safe enough, no doubt about that. Millions of people around the world swear by them.  No doubt about that either.  Furthermore, their label features the term “DIN-HM,...

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