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Homeopaths Respond to CBC Marketplace

Homeopaths Respond to CBC Marketplace

11 December 2014 by Kim Hebert

On Friday, 28 November 2014, CBC Marketplace aired an episode (which I recommend watching before reading this) in which they sent parents and their babies to homeopaths for vaccine advice. They were exploring whether homeopaths were one of the sources of misinformation scaring concerned parents away from vaccines. (Note: This article is not about the […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Conspiracy Theories, Health, Ontario, Pseudoscience, Vaccines3 Comments

Marketplace Takes on Cold-Fx: A review

Marketplace Takes on Cold-Fx: A review

16 January 2012 by Kim Hebert

Last January, Marketplace took on homeopathy, a frequent topic among skeptical circles — for good reason. This past Friday they looked into Cold-Fx with somewhat more mixed results. On the positive side, they correctly point out a relatively major concern with natural health products (other than the glaring lack of evidence for efficacy) — poor […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Media, Reviews3 Comments

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

03 April 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Here’s your Fails and Wins in the media this week. Don’t build more reactors in Clarington: anti-nuclear activist Art sent in this link. The merits of nuclear power are worthy of debate. There are risks and benefits. But much of the debate is based on fear more than facts. Look at this quote: […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

13 March 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. We’ve got a fresh bushel of Fails and Wins this week. Magical Mystery Cures A bunch of you sent in this Win. The CBC has a new documentary show exposing some of the snake-oil cures out there. It’s hosted by Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald, who I wanted to marry when I […]

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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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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Media, Pseudoscience, Reviews40 Comments

Cure or Con? CBC Marketplace to Review Homeopathy

Cure or Con? CBC Marketplace to Review Homeopathy

14 January 2011 by Mitchell Gerskup

Tonight at 8pm, CBC Marketplace will air a review of homeopathic medicine entitled “Cure or Con?”. This hotly anticipated episode is expected to critically examine the practice of homeopathic medicine, in the name of consumer protection. As a skeptic, I know it can be dangerous to get my hopes up over stories of this nature […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Culture, Health Policy, Media, Pseudoscience, Skepticism15 Comments