An irregular posting of links of interest, curated by Skeptic North contributors.
Oscillococcinum. 15 flaws in the biggest selling homeopathic product in the world.
There’s a lot of pseudoscience when it comes to obesity and weight management. A strong advocate for science is Edmonton’s Dr. Arya Sharma, and his recent blog post Is Exercise More About “Calories In” Than “Calories Out”? examines common perceptions from a scientific perspective.
From Science-Based Medicine: Diet Supplements or Nutritional Supplements: A Ruse by Any Other Name is Still a Ruse.
Also from SBM, the persistent meme of the hidden cancer cure.
A new website on ear candles – illegal in Canada, yet sold openly.
A new Cochrane review on spinal manipulation finds “no better or worse than other existing therapies for patients with chronic low-back pain.”
Regulating, without regulating, alternative medicine. The Lay Scientist on UK proposals that envision a framework similar to what already exists in Canada.
A slightly different take on the problem of dilutions used in homeopathy.
Beware bogus food allergy tests.
Sara Mayhew is busy at her personal blog with When Gender Goes Pear-Shaped: Not Quite, and Secular Storytelling: Why writers should move beyond The Hero’s Journey. And Steve Thoms, over at his own blog, looks at the Fox News perspective on a Canadian health care story.
Still transfixed by the World Press Photo winners.