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Pseudoscience

Can hazelwood or amber necklaces help with the pain of babies' teething?

20 Mar 2017

Why are some mothers buying hazelwood or amber necklaces for their babies? It isn’t a new-fangled fashion statement. It’s actually old fashioned nonsense. These necklaces are being promoted as the...

Can phytoplankton cure cancer?

20 Mar 2017

It’s a compelling story. Tom Harper and his wife built a large shellfish farm in British Columbia but found it hard to make ends meet because of the expense of the feed that was needed. So Tom...

Water Quackery

20 Mar 2017

Water is essential to life. We all know that. But did you know that it can also cure all kinds of disease? Not ordinary water of course, the magic lies in drinking “clustered water.” This huckster...

Can asparagus be a treatment for cancer?

20 Mar 2017

What makes people believe the unbelievable? Sometimes it’s desperation. Sometimes it’s wishful thinking about simple answers for complex problems. Sometimes it is blind trust in the untrustworthy....

GMOs and Omega-3 Fats

20 Mar 2017

Mention genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and watch the brows wrinkle. People just don’t want the genes in their meals modified, even if they are not quite sure what genes are. Better just...

Craniosacral Therapy

20 Mar 2017

"You should have your head examined!" We've all heard that expression at some time after expressing some thought that was perceived as being ridiculous. Of course this is not meant to be taken...

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

20 Mar 2017

Who would you think knows more about menopausal symptoms and their treatment: an actress of very questionable scientific pedigree, or a Professor of medicine who has carried out and published a...

Maple Syrup as a Cancer Fighter?

20 Mar 2017

Maple syrup as a cancer fighter? That’s what a press release from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers claims. “Recent studies have shown Canadian maple syrup to contain more than twenty...

Nullius In Verba

20 Mar 2017

    If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art,...

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