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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

12 June 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. This week’s Fails and Wins in the media were all about vaccines. I only wish that there weren’t any stories related to MMR, but unfortunately we are going to be battling the effects of that B.S. for a long time. Canadian vaccine offers hope for global scourge of E. coli Lorne sent in […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

06 March 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. March is a weather-diverse month in Canada. Some of us are walking around in light jackets enjoying the sunshine, and some of us are braving the snow and -20C cold. Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm and skeptical. Canada’s ex-defense minister: U.S. knows how aliens can make us greener Roger sent […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

16 January 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. My inbox was absolutely overflowing with Fails and Wins this week. Thanks to all of you who sent me links, and especially to those regulars who I see in my inbox every week. Doctor’s discredited vaccine-autism link leaves a legacy of preventable death and disease Fred and Lorne sent in this Win covering […]

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After Wakefield: Undoing a decade of damaging debate

13 January 2011 by Scott Gavura

This article was written by Scott Gavura, Pharmacist, and Kim Hebert, Occupational Therapist. Immunization has transformed our lives. This single invention has prevented more Canadian deaths in the past 50 years than any other health intervention. Our parents and grandparents accepted illness and death from diseases like smallpox, diptheria, and polio as a fact of […]

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Seasonal Science Advocacy With Gifts that Save Lives

Seasonal Science Advocacy With Gifts that Save Lives

02 December 2010 by Scott Gavura

The holidays are upon us, and it’s traditionally the time of year when celebrate our good fortune, and pause to give thanks. Exchanging gifts is a big part of of the holidays, and it can sometimes be challenging to find something meaningful, that the recipient will appreciate. Chocolates, toys, and gifts sometime become our “go-to” […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

14 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. This week, it’s all Wins. Anti-Aging Marion found this win on CBC Radio’s, The Current. They take on the subject of bio-identical hormones for anti-aging. Suzanne Somers has made this treatment famous with her Oprah appearances and book tour. However, the evidence that it works just isn’t there. And worse than that, taking […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

07 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. I hope you all remembered to change your clocks.  That is, if you have any of those old fashioned clocks that don’t change themselves.  Or if you live in Saskatchewan, and don’t ever have to change your clocks.  Or if you are like me and too lazy to change the microwave clock and […]

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Canadian Flu Update 2010

Canadian Flu Update 2010

02 November 2010 by Scott Gavura

We’re entering flu (influenza) season in North American and the annual vaccination campaigns have started. Here in Canada we’re fortunate to have a health system that covers the cost of immunizations for residents. In Ontario, where I’m located, the province funds a universal immunization program: everyone is eligible for a free flu shot. Here’s some […]

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Time for some Skeptic North #vaxfax

20 October 2010 by Scott Gavura

Anti-vaccine advocates have declared November 1-6 to be Vaccine Awareness Week, and intend to use the week to spread unfounded fear about vaccines. Here in Canada, we already had our own Immunization Awareness Week, but Skeptic North will take up the antivax challenge. We will be joining other science advocates to counter-detail the fearmongering and […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

17 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.  I’ve got a crisp new batch of  Fails and Wins for you this week. Why fear of vaccination is spelling disaster in the developing world Deanna found this Win in The Guardian. The anti-vax hysteria we see in developed countries can do much more damage […]

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