Category Archives for Alt. Med
Is there a viable alternative to scientific medicine?
The National Film Board of Canada has funded an anti-vax documentary. The English version is called “Shots in the Dark” and the French version is called “Silence, on vaccine“. The Government of Canada web site links to this film, including a … Continue reading
Is this person donating blood or conducting a personality test? At Canadian Blood Services, the answer may not be all that clear. Imagine visiting NASA’s website and finding a webpage devoted to astrology. I expect that critical viewers would find … Continue reading
Tim Golding, step-father to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, gives a presentation to the Ottawa Skeptics about autism, vaccines, and bogus autism treatments. It is now available online, pass it around!
It always amuses me when the pro-homoeopathy folks say that “Big Pharma” is trying to suppress homoeopathy because they are afraid that homoeopathy will cause them to lose billions of dollars annually. The reason this amuses me is that it … Continue reading
Last week, the FDA, followed by Health Canada, issued consumer alerts on Zicam’s Cold Remedy nasal gel and swabs because at least 130 users reported suffering loss of the sense of smell, a medical condition called anosmia, after using the … Continue reading
The British Heart Protection study was a large, randomized controlled run which indicated that vitamins made little difference in modifying cardiovascular risk. Research carried out by Copenhagen University concluded that antioxidants actually appeared to increase mortality. The Women’s Health … Continue reading
Panic!! Big Pharma is coming! Big Pharma is coming! Or so I was led to believe from my Google Alerts this week: “BILL C6 – The Canadian Governments Plan To Outlaw YOUR GOOD HEALTH” “Bill C-51 Not In Your Reality? … Continue reading
If you haven’t seen the Cold-FX commercial (6.5 MB video), then you probably haven’t been watching TV recently, or at least not the Canadian channels. In the ad, a dishevelled male office worker standing by a photocopier sneezes a burst … Continue reading
At Ottawa Skeptics, we’re always on the look-out for local people or groups who make extraordinary claims. We love to examine these claims and publicize our findings. We also encourage people to be skeptical of these claims. So when a … Continue reading
This page contains links to credible resources about Bill C-51 and about the regulation of natural health products (NHPs) in Canada. It will be kept up-to-date until Bill C-51 is passed. It features links to: Ottawa Skeptics Articles about Bill … Continue reading