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By Harriet Hall   This post is dedicated to two people who are frequent commenters on SBM, Stephen S. Rodrigues and Peter Moran. Rodrigues is an...

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By Mark Crislip   I knew that Jann was thinking of writing about reiki and fraud, but did not know the details of her most excellent discussion from...

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By Francie Diep Dr. Oz is having a bad day. The celebrity doctor went to Washington, D.C., today to testify before a Senate subcommittee. The...

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By Scott Gavura   One of the most pervasive yet appealing health myths is the idea that natural equals safe. It’s a statement that’s repeated constantly by...

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In 2012, the television channel Animal Planet aired a show claiming to show evidence that mermaids are real. The program was filmed to appear to...

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Even though yesterday was Easter, and, as unreligious as I am, I was still thinking of taking it easy, there was one target that...

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Whole Foods Market is a relentlessly hip American supermarket chain which prides itself on organic fruits and vegetables, gluten-free just-about-everything, and high-end touches like wine bars...

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The news: A story from hoax site News-Hound claiming that British scientists from Liverpool's John Moore University have successfully cloned an Apatosaurus is getting a lot of traction on...

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Misinformation about health remains widespread and popular. Half of Americans subscribe to medical conspiracy theories, with more than one-third of people thinking that the Food...

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Almost everyday I’m contacted by someone with a paranormal claim. Sometimes they phone me. A few years ago I received a call from a...