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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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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Razors – Weapons of Intellectual Self Defense in the Age of Bullshit

Have you ever been in an argument with someone who laid on the bullshit so thick you couldn’t cut through it? Well Bullshido’s here to help. This is the first in a series of articles we are putting together to

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US Rep. Asks NASA if Mars Had Ancient Civilizations

It can be a real pain in the ass trying to cover the topic of scientific illiteracy without straying into politics, especially when there is an ever-present financial incentive for politicians to play–or stay–dumb. As the saying goes, “facts are

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Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, But Obese Moms Might

…although to be fair, no data exists to suggest a correlation between obesity and being an anti-vaxxer conspiracy nut. -ED First off, an admin note for our more… cognitively challenged[1] readers who follow us on Facebook: this study was undertaken

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Anecdotes Still Aren’t Evidence – Just Because Something “Works For You” Doesn’t Mean it Works

Sorry ’bout your cognitive deficiencies, bro. Melinda Wenner Moyer has gotten a lot of modern day hate mail–irate comments and messages via social media–right out of the gate after launching a column on Self magazine that addresses inaccuracies in health

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“Your Presence Here Will Cause Babies to Die” – Doctor Storms Stage at Anti-Vaccine Conference

The paranoid anti-vaccine conspiracy movie “Vaxxed” is making its rounds in all the hippest circles of gullible mooks who believe Playboy models over medical science. If that sounds harsh, it’s because we absolutely mean it to be. Whether deluded, willfully

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