Category: Commentary

Gary Null doing what Gary Null does.

Gary Null’s Attack on SBM

Gary Null's fact- and logic-free attack on SBM.

/ August 7, 2019

Shaping Opinions About Science and Medicine

Responding to a commentary with all the usual anti-science tropes.

/ July 24, 2019

Media Literacy Is Key

Media literacy is an important component to teaching science and critical thinking. We'll add that to our to-do list.

/ June 26, 2019

Taking On the Wellness Industry

The wellness industry is just one more manifestation of quackery and pseudoscience in health.

/ June 12, 2019

Time to Move Beyond the Impact Factor

The impact factor has become the one metric for journal quality. It's time to rethink this system.

/ May 29, 2019

JAMA on Medical Misinformation

A JAMA article addresses the issue of confronting medical misinformation. They make good recommendations - but do not go nearly far enough.

/ April 24, 2019

Fighting Online for SBM

Physicians are being harassed offline by antivax and other trolls. We can't let that happen.

/ March 20, 2019

SBM in 2018 and Beyond

A look back at SBM in 2018 and the future of SBM.

/ December 19, 2018

Vertigo Voodoo: A Crazy-Sounding Cure That Actually Works

A sequence of positional changes sounds like voodoo, but is actually an effective way to cure benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

/ December 18, 2018

Italy’s Antivaccine Government – The Attack on Experts Continues

Anti-vaccine Italian government fires its entire Health Council. This is unfortunately part of a bigger trend against expertise and reality-based policy.

/ December 5, 2018