Posts Tagged ‘pseudoscience’

The Failure of Medical Education on Obesity

April 11, 2023 — Right now, it seems that medical education is failing to prepare students to deal with the most prevalent chronic disease in America – obesity. In an interview with STAT last month, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf noted this failure. “I think it’s a shame that you would need to depend on a pharmaceutical company for an […]

Spurious Correlation: Obesity and Criminality

November 9, 2022 — Physiognomy – a textbook example of pseudoscience – came from ancient Greeks and fell into disrepute during the Middle Ages. This is the practice of judging a person’s character by their physical appearance. It happens, of course. But we’re more than surprised to find a medical journal – Sage Open Medicine – giving it credence. […]

Promoting a Sugar Detox Cleansing Ritual

August 6, 2019 — Brush your teeth, wash your hands, take a shower. These are all good, healthy ways to clean up. Dietary cleansing and detox rituals? Not so much. So it’s surprising to see the Washington Post making itself a platform to promote a pseudoscience sugar detox cleansing ritual. Does It Work? n=1 The clickbait headline promises to […]