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Homeopaths are not Medical Experts

Homeopaths are not Medical Experts

14 April 2014 by John Underhay

The CBC recently aired a “National Check Up” health panel segment ostensibly to discuss the current state of medical research. The panel, led by Peter Mansbridge, consisted of  internal medicine specialist Dr. Ali Zentner; Dr. Danielle Martin from Women’s College Hospital in Toronto; and alternative medicine expert Bryce Wylde. Wylde is no stranger to those of […]

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Bryce Wylde’s Bad Flu Advice

Bryce Wylde’s Bad Flu Advice

06 February 2014 by Michael Kruse

In a recent article for the Globe and Mail, self-styled health-guru Bryce Wylde has stuck his foot in it again.  In an article entitled Eight easy, natural ways to keep the flu at bay (without leaving home) Wylde has proven that the only thing he can do without leaving home is make up dangerous health […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Media, Skepticism, Vaccines3 Comments

Skeptical Activism with Fishbarrel: A new tool for consumer protection

Skeptical Activism with Fishbarrel: A new tool for consumer protection

04 July 2013 by Scott Gavura

Being a science advocate and scientific skeptic can feel Sisyphean at times. The promoters of pseudoscience, whether it’s EMF crusaders, the anti-vaccination movement,  or alternative health purveyors appear indefatigable, and seem to outnumber the skeptics that challenge them. I follow a number of alternative medicine sites, out of professional and personal interest. It’s a quick […]

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Dr. Oz, Bryce Wylde, and the Canadian Law Against “False or Misleading News”

Dr. Oz, Bryce Wylde, and the Canadian Law Against “False or Misleading News”

17 January 2013 by Erik Davis

The following is a guest post by Jeremy Petch, health policy researcher and Opinions Editor at healthydebate.ca. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @JeremyPetch. Dr. Oz has become a ubiquitous television icon. His daily talk show, broadcast in Canada on CTV (owned by Bell Media), rules the daytime TV ratings. In real life, Dr. Oz is a […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Featured, Guest Post, Health Policy, Skepticism24 Comments

Marketplace Takes on Cold-Fx: A review

Marketplace Takes on Cold-Fx: A review

16 January 2012 by Kim Hebert

Last January, Marketplace took on homeopathy, a frequent topic among skeptical circles — for good reason. This past Friday they looked into Cold-Fx with somewhat more mixed results. On the positive side, they correctly point out a relatively major concern with natural health products (other than the glaring lack of evidence for efficacy) — poor […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Media, Reviews3 Comments

What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading

16 August 2011 by Scott Gavura

  It’s the lazy days of summer, folks. We’re thinking skeptically, but let’s just say we’ve been, well, distracted. Here’s what we’ve been reading, dockside. Homeopathy Homeopathic manufacturer Boiron is threatening to sue an Italian blogger regarding the homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum, claiming posts are “defamatory”  Here’s his blog, translated into English. In yet another example […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Probability and Statistics, Skepticism2 Comments

Old Wine, New Bottles – August 2011

Old Wine, New Bottles – August 2011

13 August 2011 by Erik Davis

Five of our skeptical best from Augusts past… Ontario’s Wi-Fi-Phobia Steve weighs in on wifi safety as the “debate” kicks off in Barrie. At the time, I don’t think any of us expected this issue to prove as contentious as it has been, but in the event, this article would be only the first of […]

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Old Wine, New Bottles – July, 2011

Old Wine, New Bottles – July, 2011

02 July 2011 by Erik Davis

Five of our skeptical best from Julys past… Canada AM Goes Wylde Kim makes the mistake of watching morning television, and gets a hazing in the glorious nonsense that is Bryce Wylde. It wouldn’t be their last encounter, but she never watched TV before primetime again. Defender of Science-Based Medicine Sued Scott tells us how […]

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Planning the Perfect Overdose

Planning the Perfect Overdose

14 February 2011 by Dianne Sousa

In preparing to overdose with fellow friends and skeptics in concert with the world wide 10:23 campaign one of the things I had to do was decide what to overdose with. I put some thought into it. Actually, I put a lot of thought into it. I reasoned that if I took the time to […]

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Homeopathy follow-up: Reactions in the wake of CBC Marketplace coverage

Homeopathy follow-up: Reactions in the wake of CBC Marketplace coverage

03 February 2011 by Kim Hebert

Earlier in January, CBC Marketplace investigated homeopathy. Now that there has been some time for people to react, here is a summary of some coverage around the Internet. Please also feel free to share relevant links in the comments. Favourable Reactions Digital Journal’s opinion section covered the topic of homeopathy in several articles the week […]

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