All posts by Scott Gavura

Billions on herbal remedies – and for what?

Consumers spend billions each year on herbal remedies, with little to show for it.

/ November 1, 2018

Drugs in your supplements

Supplements are a billion-dollar business, but quality control is questionable. A new study shows that supplements may be adulterated with unlabelled prescription drugs.

/ October 18, 2018

What happened to the Lyme vaccine?

You can vaccinate your dog against Lyme disease, but there's no vaccine for humans. Why?

/ October 4, 2018

Fish Oil Doesn’t Help Dry Eyes

Dry eyes? Despite guidelines that recommend fish oil consumption, a new trial demonstrate that they are not effective.

/ September 20, 2018

Not just water! This homeopathy is contaminated with bacteria

Homeopathy from King Bio may contain an unlabelled ingredient: Bacterial contamination.

/ September 6, 2018

You can’t breathe through your stomach

Some bottle water is claimed to have extra oxygen which is claimed to give a performance benefit. Are these claims valid?

/ August 23, 2018

Open thread: The floor is yours

What topics do you want to see addressed by SBM's contributors? The floor is yours today.

/ August 9, 2018

Supplements for Osteoarthritis – Evaluating the Evidence

A new review evaluates the evidence for supplements to treat osteoarthris

/ July 12, 2018

Vitamin D and the relationship to colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is common. A new study examines the relationship with vitamin D levels.

/ June 28, 2018
Acupuncture needles

So-Called Alternative Medicine

Edzard Ernst calls it "So-Called Alternative Medicine". This insider's view of SCAM is a new book from an prolific researcher and author.

/ June 14, 2018