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Zinc, Vitamin D, and the Common Cold

December 8, 2020

People and scientists have always looked for effective cures for the common cold. Two of the less popular ways, suggested by some scientists, are taking zinc and vitamin D, but these may really not cure a cold. […]

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Does Chicken Soup Cure a Cold?

December 8, 2020

There is no definite cure for the common cold yet, but the most common cure for a cold is having soup. It is an old method and looks like an inseparable part of cold remedies, but its efficacy has been put to test in some research studies. […]

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Are Vitamin C and Echinacea Really Curing the Cold?

December 8, 2020

Curing the cold has been a challenge for scientists since forever. Naturally, some myths have developed as many different studies have been carried out. The most common myth is of using vitamin C and echinacea for effective cure. […]

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The Negative Side of Medical Journals

November 4, 2020

Let’s uncover some of the negative aspects of medical journals impacting contemporary science? For example, one Negative aspect of medical journals is how subscriptions, sensationalism, and success sometimes end up dictating their content. […]

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What Is Shoddy Science?

November 4, 2020

Good health journalism should present both sides of the scale, meaning articles should include multiple viewpoints. That wasn’t allowed to happen with the Seralini rat study. Initial news reports fed an immediate hysteria. Russia immediately banned imports of this variety of corn, and Kenya announced that they’d stop planting it. But within a few days, journalistic integrity changed the tone of many of the follow-up articles. […]

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The Dark Side of Science: Dr. Bezwoda’s Cancer Study

November 4, 2020

The health-oriented news site STAT helped put cases like this in perspective in their 2016 essay, “The Real Plague Affecting Science? It Isn’t Fraud.” They reported on a study done by Dutch researchers surveying working scientists around the world about misbehavior among their colleagues and its impact. Though fraud was obviously ranked very high in terms of a negative perception of science and public trust, it occurs so rarely that the overall impact of fraud didn’t make their top five list of science problems. […]

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Media Tricks to Convince People to Buy Medicines

September 20, 2020

Drug companies produce medications to treat our illnesses. But did you know that sometimes it is the other way round? They create diseases to make their products sell. There are various ways to tell if an ad is selling a disease or not. […]

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