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There’s Nothing Sinister Lurking in That Baby Formula

There’s Nothing Sinister Lurking in That Baby Formula

29 July 2014 by Gem Newman

This is a guest post by Laura Creek Newman, RD, critically examining health claims about infant formula made by Meghan Telpner, “Nutritionista”, in her recent article What’s Lurking In That Baby Formula? I am going to preface this with my background. I am a registered dietitian practicing for four years, largely in all areas of […]

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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

Skepticism in a Small Town

Skepticism in a Small Town

28 September 2012 by Scott Gavura

The following is a cross-post from Science-Based Pharmacy, contributed by a Canadian pharmacist who blogs under the pseudonym “Sara Russell”. In my last post, I introduced myself as a pharmacist in a small-ish town, eager to combat the growing acceptance of pseudoscience into the mainstream. I love living where I live for a multitude of […]

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Posted in Canada, Culture, Environment, Featured, Guest Post, Pseudoscience, Skepticism3 Comments

Book Review: Among The Truthers by Jonathan Kay

Book Review: Among The Truthers by Jonathan Kay

10 September 2011 by Michael MacKay

Today’s book review is a guest post from Mike MacKay. Mike is a long-time skeptic who, when he’s not practicing law or chauffeuring his children, reads and writes voraciously on skeptical topics. He can be contacted or followed via twitter @Michael5MacKay Interesting in contributing your own book review? If it’s related to scientific skepticism, we’re […]

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Geiger counter

300 Times The Limit of Iodine!

12 August 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

You can put your Geiger counter back in the closet.   This is a guest post from Dr. Rob Tarzwell. Dr. Tarzwell is a nuclear medicine specialist (in training) at UBC in Vancouver, and is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a CFI advisor. Check out his previous […]

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Exploring the Alternative

Exploring the Alternative

12 August 2011 by Scott Gavura

This is a guest post from Ian Cromwell. See his full bio at the end of the article.   I live in Vancouver. Vancouver is home to quite a bit of what is wildly-inaccurately called “alternative medicine”. What people think they mean by this term is medical treatments that fall outside of the conventional combination of […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Guest Post, Health, Health Policy2 Comments