Scientific Evidence

Is there any scientific evidence that your dog loves you? - Science News - ABC News

Most dog owners say that their canines love them. But is it true love, or do dogs just know the best way to manipulate us for food? Let's look at the …

Scientific Research

Another study shows just how hard it is to change beliefs in antivaccine misinformation

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about pushing back against antivaccine pseudoscience is because I view it as an extreme threat to public health, …

Psychology

Vaccinate dogs – they are not going to get autism from vaccines

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.We vaccinate dogs to protect them from some serious diseases that could harm our …

Pets

Homeopathy is a Sham

Homeopathy is a sham. Homeopathic “remedies” have been shown repeatedly by scientific research to be at best placebos. The entire theoretical basis …

Medicine

CDC Warns About The Terrifying Side Effects Of Eating Your Own Placenta

Eating your own placenta after giving birth has become some sort of go-to for new moms, especially after celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kourtney …

Pregnancy

Pot for pets a growing trend in Canada, despite veterinarian warnings

More Canadian pet owners are turning to medical marijuana to help their furry friends with anxiety, pain relief, and seizures — but veterinarians are …

Cannabis

Pa. Weight Loss Company Pays Up for Unsupported Claims

A Pennsylvania weight-loss company is paying $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that its product doesn't have scientific evidence …

Weight Loss

Glyphosate not classified as a carcinogen by ECHA

ECHA/PR/17/06<p><b>ECHA's Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing</b> …

European News

Communicating climate change: Focus on the framing, not just the facts

The way we talk about climate change affects the way people think about it<p>Humans are currently in a war against global warming. Or is it a race against global warming? Or maybe it’s just a problem we have to deal with?<p>If you already consider climate change a pressing issue, you might not think …

Climate

Doctors refuse to treat women as walking medical experiments under Utah’s new extreme anti-abortion law

Utah passed a law last year that maintained fetuses feel pain. Thus, before an abortion, women are now required to have some form of “fetal …

Rights & Freedoms

Do exfoliating scrubs do your skin more harm than good?

"If you don't do it, it's like not brushing your teeth."<p>Do you remember that line? It's actually more than 25 years old. It comes from a television …

Skin Care

Can Marijuana Treat MS Symptoms?

An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body's immune cells attack a fatty …

Cannabis

Science Confirms Women Denied Abortions Actually Do Suffer

Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates claim abortion hurts the mental health of women.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Gender, Politics of Science & Sex<p>The future, …

Rights & Freedoms

Fracking Can Taint Drinking Water, EPA Report Finds

Environmental agency’s study on hydraulic fracturing walks back earlier findings<p>WASHINGTON—Fracking can affect drinking water supplies in certain circumstances, the Obama administration said in a long-awaited report issued Tuesday, leaving open the possibility of more widespread impacts that it …

Water

Gun Proponents Aren't Interested In Facts Or Science

When all is really said and done, there’s one basic point of disagreement between Gun-sense Nation on the one hand, and Gun-nut Nation on the other. And the difference goes like this: Gun-sense Nation believes that 120,000+ or more gun deaths and gun injuries each year is a public health crisis …

News (U.S.)

Homeopathic “Drugs” Will Have to Carry Disclaimers That They Are Bunk

Homeopathic “drugs” are a load of rubbish claims, but for a long time they have had a bit more leeway with labeling than dietary supplements. The …

Medicine

Why Don't Some People Believe In Science?

It's maybe the single most baffling and occasionally infuriating question of our time: Why is it that some people simply don't believe scientific …

Scientific Research

FTC Requires Labels on Homeopathic Drugs: "No Scientific Evidence" They Work

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has had it with marketers of homeopathic products. The agency has ruled [PDF] that all homeopathic products must …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Be careful to whom you entrust your mental health

These vary from grief at the loss of a loved one, to the stress of losing one's job or the anxiety of sitting for an examination. The support of …

Mental Health

Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its labeling requirements for the alternative treatments.<p>If you're having trouble sleeping and feeling jittery, you probably don't want to consume a bunch of coffee—that's just common sense. And if you're going to pop a pain reliever for a headache, …

Scientific Research

FTC Homeopathy Win

I love to see a regulatory agency actually do its job. Especially within medicine, where it is most important, the lack of political will seems to …

Naturopathic Medicine

Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day: Fact or Fiction?

You may have heard of the 8x8 rule. It states that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.<p>That's half a gallon of water (about 2 …

Weight Loss

How Probiotics Can Be Good for Your Brain

Did you know that there are roughly 40 trillion bacteria living in and on you? Most of these bacteria reside in your gut and don't cause any health …

Microbiome

Are LGBT people born that way? It’s unclear

A controversial study of sexuality and gender claims to focus solely on the scientific evidence<p>Most Read

Psychology

At last some scientific evidence for class in society

In 2009 a team of psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley, studying people from different walks of life noticed that those from the …

Psychology

Mitigating Litigation Risk | GEN

The top legal challenges facing the General Counsel of a small biotech company generally include protecting intellectual property rights, supporting …

In 'Sun' op-ed, Johns Hopkins faculty members disavow report on gender, sexuality

Several Johns Hopkins University faculty members authored a <i>Baltimore Sun</i> op-ed in which they express concerns about a recent report that they say …

Gender