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Bryce Wylde’s Bad Flu Advice

Bryce Wylde’s Bad Flu Advice

06 February 2014 by Michael Kruse

In a recent article for the Globe and Mail, self-styled health-guru Bryce Wylde has stuck his foot in it again.  In an article entitled Eight easy, natural ways to keep the flu at bay (without leaving home) Wylde has proven that the only thing he can do without leaving home is make up dangerous health […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Media, Skepticism, Vaccines3 Comments

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

17 April 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. It’s a beautiful day for skeptical Fails and Wins. MS vein blocking doubted Erik and Lorne both sent in this story. Dr. Zamboni’s MS “Liberation” therapy was big news this year, with patients flocking to get the treatment despite the evidence being only preliminary. A new study has been published showing that the […]

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Coughs, colds, and the “appealing but mistaken concept of boosting the immune system”

Coughs, colds, and the “appealing but mistaken concept of boosting the immune system”

24 January 2011 by Erik Davis

I came down with a nasty cold before the holidays – so bad that I briefly thought I had the flu, and was cursing myself for having waited so long to get the flu shot, which I’d received just before the symptoms began. Amidst all the sniffling and groaning and self-pitying, it occurred to me […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Health, Medical Conditions, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism, Vaccines27 Comments

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

19 December 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans!  Are you all ready to celebrate Festivus?   I’ve started compiling my list of grievances to air. Needless to stay, some of those grievances involve the lack of critical thinking in news reporting.  Here are the Fails and Wins for this week. Schools study wireless networks Radio waves used in internet connections are a cause for concern for some […]

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