Coffee drinkers, rejoice. A new paper shows positive associations between consumption and an array of health outcomes.
Science-Based Medicine has been operating for a decade. While we have been successful by many measures, the challenges we face remain great. Here is a look at the mission of SBM, and a call for support to our readers.
A new documentary takes a novel approach. It features scientist moms who are just like other moms except that they understand the science. They set the record straight about GMOs, vaccines, and other subjects of interest to parents. They provide the facts to counteract unreasonable fears.
Medicare Open Enrollment ends next week on December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your Medicare coverage, now is the time to act. You may already know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage, but did you know you can get help online? By answering just a […]
Last week, I commented on the inability of the Society for Integrative Oncology to define what integrative oncology actually is. This week, I note the proliferation of the quackery of integrative oncology in places that should be rigorously science-based, namely NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers.
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We celebrate Thanksgiving today in the U.S. and SBM is taking the day off. We are thankful for all of our readers and commenters and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Scientists are often placed in the role of Cassandra – because of their expertise and knowledge they may see potential serious problems on the horizon, but may also find it challenging to convince the general public. Sometimes they are working uphill against vested interests. Often scientists will warn against possible problems that they then work […]
Tom Nichols’ new book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters has direct relevance to many of the issues we are constantly grappling with on Science-Based Medicine. In a democracy, everyone has equal rights; and many people think that means they are equal to experts in knowledge and judgment. In […]
Most Medicare Prescription Drug Plans charge a monthly fee that varies by plan. This fee is called a premium. You pay this in addition to the Medicare Part B premium. Did you know that you can have this premium automatically deducted from your monthly Social Security payment? Get peace of mind knowing that bills are […]