Mike Adams and YouTube – Freedom of Expression?

Mike Adams has had his Natural News channel obliterated from YouTube. (Insert cheering crowd here). First, let’s clear something up. In a recent rant about this quite official YouTube ban a few days ago he made a claim about this being a violation of Free Speech (I’m not linking to it, you can google it … Read more

Does “Ultra Processed” food really cause cancer?

Ultra Processed

Various  reputable media outlets are reporting the news that a study has been published that links the consumption of “Ultra processed” foods to cancer. For example … BBC – Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’ The Guardian – Ultra-processed foods may be linked to cancer, says study Even the UK’s National Health Service has published guidance – Ultra-processed foods … Read more

What should you do what faced with hardcore vaccine denial?

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Meet Dene Shulze-Alva and her daughter Sage, age 5. The above is a picture of her that was highlighted within an NPR article about vaccine denial.  The backstory here is that she is a hardcore vaccine denialist who has not only refused to have her daughter vaccinated, but takes time out to fly right across the … Read more

Will Aspartame Kill You?

I do confess to having a bit of a conflict of interest here. I drink rather a lot of Diet Coke, a can or two per day, and so I seriously have to examine my thinking and ask if confirmation bias is kicking in when writing to assure you that Aspartame is totally safe. Is … Read more

US Maternal Healthcare is truly shocking

Julia Belluz writes in Vox about the state of maternal healthcare in the US. The article entitled “California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth” contains the following graph that sums things up … Let me emphasise what this is telling you. Between the years 1990 and 2016, the numbers of women dying … Read more