Sisyphus Speaks 383: New report recommends that FDA make food health claims a priority

A recent FDA report cites some alarming statistics about the health of Americans, or, perhaps more accurately, the lack thereof. The report was commissioned by the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in recognition of the many health problems with nutritional causes. Read More…

Sisyphus Speaks 382: Clever Hans Redux. Sort of.

a classic example of the observer-expectancy effect : a form of reactivity in which a researcher's cognitive bias causes them to unconsciously influence the participants of an experiment.
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Sisyphus Speaks 381: Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 04/23/2017

Protection from vampires. An autistic muppet upsets anti-vaxers. Naturopaths want insurance money. Big Chiro: what THEY don't want you to know. This blog is futile. And more. https://wp.me/psNTX-cqe Read More…

Sisyphus Speaks 380: Curses

Is the practice of acupuncture, reiki, homeopathy, chiropractic and the other pseudo-medicines any different from the practice of curse removal? Not that I can see.  They have the same basic principles, just different language. Barely. Read More…

Sisyphus Speaks 379: Better?

But are patients the best judge of the severity of their disease? Maybe not. Read More…