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News  10 new results for autism Autism and the real-life story of Charlie ThreattAutism Support NetworkCharlie Threatt was born on April 8 1995. He grew up and spent most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a child born with an autism syndrome …See all stories on this topic »  Teen with autism hospitalized, mother arrested on attempted murder …Mlive KalamazooKALAMAZOO, MI […]

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Oleandra – The New COVID Snake Oil – Science-Based Medicine

Oleandrin is being promoted as the new COVID-19 snake oil – but it is a deadly toxin. Steven Novella on August 19, 2020 This compound, oleandrin, which is being pushed as a possible cure for COVID-19, is a microcosm of the many things that are wrong with the supplement and alternative medicine industries. This particular snake oil […]

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“(Un)Well:” Netflix’s Documentary Series Is Poor Journalism That Neglects Science – Science-Based Medicine

Netflix: a good source of entertainment, not a good source of medical information The (Un)Well documentary series on Netflix asks “Wellness: does it bring health and healing, or are we falling victim to false promises?” But instead of answers, it offers false balance and confusion. Harriet Hall on August 25, 2020 Netflix recently produced a reprehensible documentary series on […]

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Polio Eliminated From Africa – Science-Based Medicine

Wild-type polio has been eliminated from Africa. Now only Pakistan and Afghanistan remain. Steven Novella on August 26, 2020     It seems like a good time for a bit of good news – after two decades of concerted effort, wild-type polio has been eliminated entirely from Africa. There are now only two countries in the world with […]

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Consumer groups urge feds to act against Mercola and his false COVID-19 claims – Science-Based Medicine

Consumer rights organizations urge the FDA and FTC to take action against Joseph Mercola and his businesses over their false, misleading, and dangerous claims that their products will prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. Jann Bellamy on August 13, 2020 Consumer and social justice groups are asking the FDA and FTC to bring enforcement actions against Joseph Mercola, D.O., […]

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Trump administration announces some COVID-19 tests can skip FDA review providing new opportunities for dubious lab tests – Science-Based Medicine

The Trump administration unexpectedly announced that the FDA will no longer regulate some lab tests, including those for COVID-19. In addition to potentially allowing unreliable COVID tests on the market, the decision creates an opening for more bogus CAM tests. Jann Bellamy on August 27, 2020 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that […]

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Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19: Evidence can’t seem to kill it – Science-Based Medicine

  Despite the accumulating negative evidence showing that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work against COVID-19, activists continue to promote it as a way out of the pandemic. This week, the AAPS and a Yale epidemiologist joined the fray with embarrassingly bad arguments. David Gorski on July 27, 2020 I find it odd at this juncture in late July that […]