Health

Despite scare stories from holistic dentists, cavitations probably don’t exist

Holistic dentists scare patients with warnings about cavitations - but the evidence for the existence of cavitations is flimsy at best

The COVID-19 vaccines are a sign for cautious optimism – but it is still early days

Three COVID-19 Vaccines have shown some very promising results, and we should rightly feel optimistic, but we aren't at the finish line yet

From scam product ads to conspiracy theories, misinformation always adapts to survive

The techniques developed by affiliate marketers to spread scam products mirrors the way in which conspiracy theories nimbly adapt to spread misinformation

So you’re stress eating during a global pandemic

During this intensely stressful time, it's important to remember that seeking comfort in food is not unusual, and it's not sign of moral failure.

Plagues and plots: throughout history, epidemics and conspiracy theories have gone hand-in-hand

From the anti-Semitic Flagellants of the Black Death to modern day 5G-hating COVID deniers, epidemics have always driven conspiracy theories.

Our manifesto against pseudoscience in health challenges alt-med at a global level

Pseudoscience is a global phenomenon - if we want to protect the public in our individual countries, it will take global action.

How to Cook That, with Ann Reardon: cooking tutorials with baked-in skepticism

Ann Reardon's uber-successful cookery YouTube channel smuggles in good, solid skepticism among the Spongebob Squarepants cakes

A new study suggests coronavirus antibodies fade over time – but how concerned should we be?

We shouldn't be overly worried by the data showing that coronavirus antibodies wane after infection, explains immunologist Professor Sheena Cruickshank

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