Category Archives: Real vs. perceived risks
Amy Wallace in Wired on Dr Paul Offit and the Anti-Vaccination Movement: Superb, Engaging Science Journalism
The combination of scientific validity, an engaging writing style, and historical/psychological commentary on pseudoscience comes together to create an unexpected win from a writer who has historically focused on the entertainment industry. An example of what science journalism can be.
Prof Tara Smith thought it important enough to come back from her hiatus to explain why she’s doing the same for her kids. That’s why.
Time to pull out all the big guns of counter-influence.
A lesson could have been learned from the 1806 example of the German chemist and pharmacist, Friedrich Wilhelm Sertürner.
A superb, research-based, alcohol information site is launched today by NIH’s institute on alcohol studies.
“Now imagine squishing poopy diapers and drippy food waste together by a factor of 4:1, and you can see where the problem comes from.” – commenter ‘industry technical dude’
No, KRQE-TV, this does not constitute “an exposure” to residents. And please don’t cancel Alamo Disposal’s city contract as a result.
Nahhh. Probably just someone flushing some old meds down the toilet.
BPA in plastic consumer products. Is it a health controversy? Are we too concerned? Not concerned enough? I’m still trying to figure it out – here’s some help.
The skeptic community eviscerated USN&WR editor Avery Comarow for his article on alternative medicine in academic medical centers. So you’d think that the alternative medicine community would be rejoicing. Er, not so much. “America’s Natural PhysicianTM” weighs in.