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Under The Microscope: Rose Petals

6 May 2019

Nowadays roses are mostly used for Bachelorette ceremonies and hipster lattes, but once upon a time roses, and their fruit, rose hips, were widely used as medicines....

Studies About Safety of Exercise are Reassuring

20 Mar 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

The Right Chemistry: Celery Juice and "Miracle" Cures

2 Mar 2019

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on celery juice and "miracle" cures

Doctor vs. Quack

24 Oct 2018

For example, my roommate who is sharp in finance but has no scientific training believes that dish detergent residues on dishes cause cancer, which is why she only washes her dishes with water. ...

Am I Going to Die?

24 Oct 2018

Another case of chest pain. Almost anyone who comes to the ED with complaints of chest pain gets admitted. First task is to rule out ACS or Acute Coronary Syndrome. The differentials for chest pain...

I Donated to a Crowdfunding Appeal, But Did I Just Finance a Cancer Quack?

27 Sep 2018

Storytelling relies on choices. I can tell you the story of Clara who died after paying tens of thousands of dollars for a pseudoscientific treatment for her cancer, and cast the quack clinic’s...

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