What We’re Reading

An irregular posting of links of interest, curated by Skeptic North contributors.

From Yoni Freedhoff: Think the gym’s gonna make you slim? Think again.

Is zinc the panacea for the common cold? Not quite, says Steven Novella.

An analysis of Canadian beliefs, and how they differ between cities.

The Chinese science cops.

Humans not that much better than fellow primates at game theory.

Can Your Toothbrush Make You Sick? Not from a cold you already had.

From the excellent Matthew Herper: Why Vitaminwater Is Bad For Public Health. And also from Matthew: Huffington Post Still Believes Vaccines Cause Autism.

Cancer resembles life 1 billion years ago, say astrobiologists.

Nutmeg – the new drug of abuse? Not quite.

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  • Scott Gavura

    Scott is passionate about improving the way drugs are used. A pharmacist by background, Scott has a professional interest in improving the cost-effective use of drugs at the population level, while helping consumers make more informed decisions about their health. He blogs about pharmacy practice and questionable science at Science-Based Pharmacy and Science-Based Medicine. All views expressed by Scott are his personal views alone, and do not represent the opinions of any current or former employers, or any organizations or associations that he may be affiliated with. All information is provided for discussion purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for consultation with a licensed and accredited health professional.