The NHS says “NFW” to Surgeries for Smokers and Obese Patients

Obesity is a medically and scientifically complicated topic that is even further complicated by the public’s lack of medical and scientific knowledge. And you triple-down on the complexity once you figure in social factors such as body image standards, and

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CDC: Obesity Increases Risk of 40% of Cancers

Roughly 40 percent of all cancers in the United States are connected with excess weight according to American health officials. 71% of Americans are either overweight or obese according to the CDC. The increased risk is related to 13 different

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Belle Gibson, BS Nutrition Blogger Busted for Scamming Followers with Fake Brain Cancer

And it gets worse than that. Much Worse. It seems that the most reliable way to make a quick buck these days over social media is to find a niche populated by people with a lack of critical thinking skills,

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EU Scientists Blast Homeopathy and Alternative Medicine

“There cannot be two kinds of medicine—conventional and alternative. There is only medicine that has been adequately tested and medicine that has not… ” The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) represents 29 national and international scientific academies in Europe,

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That Time When an AIDS Conspiracy Magazine Went Out of Business Because the Employees Died of AIDS

The universe may be indifferent to Human suffering, but it’s also unforgiving of Human stupidity…at least it used to be. Modern medicine has done wonders for the survival rate of Human beings, in many cases even going so far as

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Alex Jones Supplements Are Bullshit

In other news, water: wet, frog sexuality: undetermined. Following John Oliver’s segment about Alex Jones and his ridiculous-yet-dangerous nonsense, a hero at Buzzfeed named Charlie Warzel decided to send the supplements Jones hocks on his show–to his army gullible nitwits

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Don’t Get Burned by BS “Eclipse Glasses”

The solar eclipse is happening August 21st and people are cashing in… at the expense of your eyeballs. Without proper eye wear, you can easily damage the sensitive rods and cones of the eyes. And because your retinas have no

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NHS to Stop Paying for Homeopathy

It’s funny how running out of money prioritizes things that actually work. The cash-strapped UK’s National Health Service is looking to save £250m a year, and on the chopping block (finally) are medical treatments that aren’t actually based on evidence,

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