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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

24 July 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. I hope you are all enjoying the summer. Here are the Fails and Wins in the media last week. Is The HPV Vaccine Safe? Paul sent in this Win from the wonderful blog, Information is Beautiful. It sums up the risks associated with the HPV vaccine, results compared to placebo, and the reduction […]

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Judge Gets the Science Right

Judge Gets the Science Right

15 September 2010 by Marion Kilgour

Back in November, I wrote a post about Canadian Blood Services (CBS), and their indefinite ban on donations from men who have had sex with men (MSM). The point of the post was that an indefinite ban is not supported by science. Well, the ruling for Canadian Blood Services v. Kyle Freeman is in, and […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

04 July 2010 by Melany Hamill

Are streaks fact or fiction? Erin spotted this skeptical baseball story about “streaks”. It’s an interesting read about the statistics and emotions behind winning streaks. No child cancer, cell tower link: study Marion spotted this story about the (lack of a) link between cell phone towers and childhood cancer. The story goes on to talk […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

30 May 2010 by Melany Hamill

Playground arsenic no health risk for kids Frank spotted this win in the Edmonton Journal about playground equipment treated with a chemical that contains arsenic.  It’s a level-headed look at the facts that provides straightforward risk comparisons and advice.  The fear-mongering and sensationalism that you see in so many news stories these days is completely […]

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Canadian Blood Services vs. Kyle Freeman

10 November 2009 by Marion Kilgour

About a month ago, I heard about a lawsuit and countersuit between Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Kyle Freeman and realized that, even though the case deals with everything from public perception to reasonable limits of people’s rights, science would be a large part of it. Kyle Freeman is gay, and donated blood regularly. To […]

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