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CBC Marketplace Investigates Homeopathy: A Review

CBC Marketplace Investigates Homeopathy: A Review

14 January 2011 by Kim Hebert

Benefiting from the Atlantic Time Zone, I got to be one of the first to watch CBC Marketplace on Friday night (darn you, Newfoundland!) where they covered the topic of homeopathy. Here are my impressions. First, I want to praise Marketplace for not offering false balance on the issue. Homeopathy is not something about which […]

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2010 Skeptic North Awards!

07 December 2010 by Steve Thoms

We’re trying something new here at Skeptic North, and we want YOU, the readers to help us out! 2010 has been an interesting year of science and skepticism in Canada, and we thought that it would be fun to have a little bit of an award ceremony, but without the ceremony.  Or the actual award.  […]

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Health Canada Approves…for October 13th

Health Canada Approves…for October 13th

13 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. It was a dead heat this week, with the fictional Bhagavad Vitae losing out to Kripps Heal-All — Natural Health Product Number 80001502 — […]

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Health Canada Approves… for October 6th

Health Canada Approves… for October 6th

06 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. As the saying goes, you can’t make an anti-depressant out of a hound’s ear.  Well, maybe that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 29th

Health Canada Approves… for September 29th

29 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Sorry folks, while there are many anti-oxidants in the NHPD database, Photosyn 12 is not one of them.  To be honest, I’m not even […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

22 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Buzzardskill 22 was the clear favourite this week, but alas, it is no testament to ancient Anishinaabe wisdom.  The actual approved product is Plumbum […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 15th

Health Canada Approves… for September 15th

15 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. It was a dead heat this week, with Homeoslim just edging out the evocative — and fake — Mighty Qi.  Homeslim can be found […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 8th

Health Canada Approves… for September 8th

08 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Seems most of you found fact stranger than fiction, because the correct answer is Vomitusheel, Natural Health Product Number 80014075. Vomitusheel is a six ingredient […]

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Heel – Using Science as a Sales Pitch

Heel – Using Science as a Sales Pitch

02 September 2010 by Kim Hebert

The phrase “scientifically proven effective” is thrown around a lot in the marketing world. But in the case of a product making a health claim, what value is there in such a statement? One might reasonably think it means the vast body of scientific literature supports the treatment. But what about when it means that […]

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Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

02 September 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s time for your weekly update of skeptical radio shows, podcasts, and more. Here’s what’s happening across Canada this week. Radio Freethinker Live, from Vancouver, Radio Freethinker on CiTR 101.9 FM is hosted by Skeptic North contributor, and CFI Vancouver President, Ethan Clow. This week’s episode is action packed. Ethan and the crew talk about […]

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