Coffee And Cancer: A Disaster

Does Coffee Coffee Cause Cancer? While this is not a dumb question, we as a society have made a real mess of the answer. Let’s start with the facts. Coffee does not cause cancer.¬†How do we know? Scientists have been doing research on this very subject for a long time. Meta-studies looking at all the … Read more

The Science You Should Have Heard About This Week: Wine Fixes Everything

In “The Science You Should Have Heard About This Week” we look at exciting, novel pieces of research that have not been majorly featured by the media – and compare and contrast the with some of the silliest bad science reporting out there. We had quite a few candidates for bad science reporting this week, … Read more

How to recognize and stop your need for magic: the cautionary tale of vaccines and autism

The recent KatVonD scandal has the online beauty and life-style community all worked up about a subject it usually stirs clear of: vaccination and its supposed link to autism. A quick recap for those who have no interest in make up blogs and gossip magazines: Kat Von D is a very famous make up artist … Read more

The Science You Should Have Heard of This Week: Let’s Talk About Asparagine

In an apparent attempt to taint the remaining vegetables that haven’t been Daily Mail-ized, some of the popular media has turned against asparagus over the last few days. It turns out, asparagus gives you breast cancer! For once, some of the media also started fighting back, in an attempt to explain why the winter vegetable … Read more

Shining a Spotlight on Immunotherapy

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) has declared immunotherapy the Clinical Advance Of The Year for the second year running – a sentiment that is very much shared by the cancer research community as a whole. The term immunotherapy as a whole refers to therapeutic strategies that utilize the patient’s own immune system to … Read more

The FDA Fights Back Against Homeopathy

As of December 2018, the FDA has proposed¬†a new, risk-based enforcement approach to homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential to cause risk to patients. This represents a welcome first step in attempting to regulate so-called “alternative medicine”, which has, as mentioned several times in this and in other related platforms, the potential to … Read more