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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

26 September 2010 by Melany Hamill

Good morning skeptifans.  What could make the weekend brighter? How about a roundup of skeptical Fails and Wins in the news this week. Antioxidants 101 This story showed up in Saskatoon’s The StarPheonix. When I read the title I was prepared for a load of Fail, but was pleasantly surprised to see this Win of […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

19 September 2010 by Melany Hamill

Happy Sunday Skeptifans.  I’m enjoying a rainy Sunday in my pj’s, and I have a great roundup of Fails and Wins this week. Patients’ anecdotes are not evidence This win comes from the Ottawa Citizen. It compares the anecdotes about Zamboni’s experimental MS treatment to those that led to the hysteria around silicone breast implants. […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

12 September 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans!  I’ve got a great roundup of up skeptical Fails and Wins sent in from across Canada. Dirty electricity is making us sick Gem from Winnipeg found this treasure in the Winnipeg Free Press.  Here’s how it starts: Are you feeling tired, suffer from sleepiness, depression, increased irritability, unexplained aches and pains, headaches, skin […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

05 September 2010 by Melany Hamill

Happy long weekend, Skeptifans!  I am recovering from a trip to the PAX gaming convention (video games are my hobby, and currently my livelihood), but I haven’t failed to find some fails and wins this week. Health Minister accepts ‘prudent’ advice not to fund MS treatment David from Burnaby found sent in this update about […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

15 August 2010 by Melany Hamill

It was another busy week for skeptical fails and wins! Thanks to everyone who sent in links. Journalism Warning Labels Scott found this excellent win. Tom Scott created journalism warning labels to alert people to bad journalism.  If only these could be stuck to webpages. They are fantastic, and a great reminder to be skeptical […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

25 July 2010 by Melany Hamill

The Pure Cure: 8 New Ways to Detox Lisa found this fail in Marie Claire magazine (also linked on MSN.com). The woo is bursting from the seams in this one. Let’s start with the title and the concept of “detoxing”. Most alternative medicine proponents will define a detox or a cleanse as a process that […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

11 July 2010 by Melany Hamill

Family seeks hope in Mexican hospital David spotted this story about a controversial treatment for MS. A lot of stories about this treatment have been in the news after an Italian physician claims to have been able to stop the progression and even reverse some of the effects of multiple sclerosis. This particular story talks […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

18 April 2010 by Melany Hamill

W5: Why MS patients aren’t waiting for proof Marion spotted this win on CTV discussing the need for more research on a new potential MS treatment. The video touches on the placebo affect, anecdotes vs. evidence, and the desperation that MS patients have for a cure. Dr. Oz offers some dubious advice, experts say Jennifer […]

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