Science-Based Medicine

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Science-Based Medicine
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Type of site
Available inEnglish
OwnerNew England Skeptical Society

Science-Based Medicine is a website with articles covering issues in science and medicine,[2][3] especially dangerous medical scams and practices.[4] Science-Based Medicine is noted as an influential and respected source of information about medical controversies and alternative medicine.[5][6][7][8][9]

Steven Novella, a clinical neurologist at Yale University, founded the site as a blog and serves as its executive editor.[10][11] David Gorski, a surgical oncologist at Wayne State University, serves as the managing editor.[12][13][14] Both editors and the blog's regular contributors are prominent skeptics, doctors, researchers, and communicators.[4]

Editorial staff[edit]

The Science-Based Medicine editorial staff describes themselves as "being alarmed at the manner in which unscientific and pseudoscientific health care ideas have increasingly infiltrated academic medicine and medicine at large"; they state that the best medicine is based on scientific principles, which includes prior plausibility, not based on evidence alone.[15]

The editors are:[15]

Past editors have been:[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Announcing the Science-Based Medicine Blog". Science-Based Medicine. January 1, 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Johannes, Laura (May 19, 2014). "Will Getting Grounded Help You Sleep Better and Ease Pain?". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Osborne, Hannah (August 20, 2014). "Clinical Trials of Homeopathy 'Essentially Test Whether Magic Works', Experts Say". International Business Times. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Lipson, Peter (May 5, 2016). "Alleged Medical Expert Mike Adams Attacks Respected Cancer Doctor". Forbes. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Freedman, David H. (July–August 2011). "The Triumph of New-Age Medicine". The Atlantic. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Senapathy, Kavin (May 31, 2016). "Why Is Big Naturopathy Afraid Of This Lone Whistleblower?". Forbes. Archived from the original on March 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Joe, Schwarcz (July 17, 2015). "The Right Chemistry: 'Is it safe to kiss your golf balls?'". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Gifford, Bill (November 13, 2013). "This is What You Get When You Look to TV Stars for Health Advice: Suzanne Somers, Dangerous Medical Hack". The New Republic. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Moyer, Melinda Wenner (February 11, 2013). "Does Fluoride Make Your Kids Dumb?". Slate. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ a b McNamee, David (August 22, 2014). "Why is scientific literacy among the general population important?". Medical News Today. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Stein, Rob (April 20, 2015). "FDA Ponders Putting Homeopathy To A Tougher Test". NPR. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Harvey, Chelsea (January 27, 2016). "How cases like Flint destroy public trust in science". Washington Post. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Walker, Connie; Luke, Marnie (May 7, 2016). "Health Canada investigates Florida spa director's illegal supplements". CBC News. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Bradley, Fikes (January 4, 2016). "Most biomed studies irreproducible, reviews find". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  15. ^ a b c "Editors". Science-Based Medicine. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  16. ^ Robertson, Blair (May 18, 2016). "Despite safety benefits, there's no consensus on bike helmets". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  17. ^ Branswell, Helen (May 26, 2015). "Spurious Lyme disease 'cures' proliferate on web, study finds". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  18. ^ Weber, Nina (August 18, 2011). "Asthma-Patienten: Placebo-Studie erzürnt US-Mediziner". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  19. ^ Lilienfeld, Scott (January 27, 2014). "Evidence-Based Practice: The Misunderstandings Continue". Psychology Today.
  20. ^ Ng, Nick (May 17, 2014). "Placebo Effect: Why People Believe 'It Works' [Video] · Guardian Liberty Voice". Guardian Liberty Voice. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  21. ^ Painter, Kim (July 17, 2016). "'Dry needling' for pain therapy is under scrutiny". USA Today. Retrieved August 23, 2016.

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