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5 Herbal Remedies That Work

5 Herbal Remedies That Work

24 May 2011 by Erik Davis

Here at Skeptic North, we’ve often been a sharp critic of those herbal remedies that are unable to withstand the scrutiny of science. Yet nature does indeed house many pharmacologically active compounds, and it stands to reason that some of them will have medicinal value. So today, we’re going to turn the tables and look […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health, Medicine, Skepticism16 Comments

taking the medicine

Book Review: “Taking the Medicine” by Druin Burch

03 September 2010 by Michael Kruse

People trust their doctors. This recent Rasmussen poll from the US described 79% of the population trusting their doctor. This trust, for most of us, translates into an unquestioning acceptance, at least for most common interventions, of the treatment suggested by our doctor. We take the prescription, fill it, and expect to feel better afterward. Rarely do we […]

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Scientiferous Treatments for Prostate Cancer

Scientiferous Treatments for Prostate Cancer

05 August 2010 by Erik Davis

Against my more rational urges, I recently joined Twitter.  After all, I’m blogging now, so it was only a matter of time before the other shoe dropped.  I signed on, added a little profile, linked it to Skeptic North, and started following a few people.  Tweeted once, then again, and then once more.  I was […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health, Medical Conditions, Medicinal Advertising, Medicine, Skepticism26 Comments

Cold-fX is an Olympian Embarrassment

Cold-fX is an Olympian Embarrassment

24 February 2010 by Jonathan Abrams

Now should be a time to get excited and to be proud, we’re hosting the Olympics! Unfortunately, the games have been tainted for me due to their association with Cold-fX. Cold-fX is a pill manufactured and marketed by Afexa Life Sciences (formerly CV Technologies) to “help reduce colds and flu”. It’s the official cold and […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Medicinal Advertising, Medicine, Science4 Comments