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Archives for March 15, 2007

Got woo?

If not, then American Medical Student Association‘s got it for you, all in a nice, compact 15 page pocket manual. True, there’s some standard advice about diet and some useful information about herbal remedies, but there’s the now usual (from AMSA, anyway) credulous treatment of all sorts of woo, including homeopathy, Reiki, fasting, vitamin supplements,…

Dr. Lorraine Day’s at it again

You may recall Dr. Lorraine Day, the former Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital in the 1980’s who, after developing breast cancer, became a consummate altie, selling various dubious “natural, alternative therapies for all diseases, including cancer and AIDS.” Somewhere along the line, sadly, she also became a rabid anti-Semite and Holocaust…

it’s that time again! The 56th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted over at Science Natura. Join Shalini as she tries to avoid the credulity of the masses, with varying degrees of success. Next up is fellow ScienceBlogger Martin at Aardvarchaeology for the next time around on March 29. Start getting your skeptical…