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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

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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Ginseng: Made of Pure Magic?

07 January 2011 by Kim Hebert

Ginseng: So awesome, The Star doesn’t even have to tell you how it’s actually supposed to work. News coverage of alternative medicine is often abysmal, but Toronto’s The Star offers far more words to a fluff piece than I ever thought possible. After a long and irrelevant personal story about a woman’s personal experiences with […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Media11 Comments