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Habs and Homeopathy

10 January 2012 by Ethan Clow

A few weeks ago I talked about a strange hockey-skepticism convergence on Radio Freethinker. That convergence of course is about the goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens in particular. Carry Price, the BC born goalie who currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens is a spokesperson for the homeopathic product Oscillococcinum produced by the Boiron company in […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health, Media, Medicinal Advertising, Quebec, Skepticism6 Comments

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Homeopathy Update

22 August 2011 by Scott Gavura

Homeopathy, the elaborate placebo system, is having a rough time in 2011. While homeopathic products are deemed “safe and effective” by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate, the awareness that homeopathic products contain no active ingredients and have no medicinal effects is becoming more well known. Here’s a roundup of what’s happening worldwide: United States […]

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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

Bankers, Buyouts & Billionaires: Why Big Herba’s Research Deficit Isn’t About The Money

Bankers, Buyouts & Billionaires: Why Big Herba’s Research Deficit Isn’t About The Money

28 February 2011 by Erik Davis

It’s a scene from the blogosphere that’s become all too familiar.  A skeptic challenges a natural health product for the lack of an evidentiary base.  A proponent of that product responds that the skeptic has made a logical error – an absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and in such a scenario it’s not […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Health Policy, Skepticism16 Comments

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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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health Policy, Skepticism4 Comments

Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

20 January 2011 by Scott Gavura

It’s been quite a week for critical thinking and science advocacy in Canada! First off, if you didn’t catch the CBC Marketplace Cure or Con episode, check out Kim’s review and go watch it now.

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