Essays on Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM) by an infectious disease physician.
A carefully selected and edited compendium of the best of Dr. Mark Crislip (the Puswhisperer)’s blog posts from sciencebasedmedicine.org. The sections have been edited for redundancy, updated for 2017, and classified into themes.
Supplements and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM) can be […]
Artie Marshall is a scientist. She is perpetually underfunded, relegated to a damp basement, and besieged on all sides by sexist colleagues. Added to that she is immersed in a messy divorce. But she’s never been happier: she recently landed her own lab, based in an eclectic think-tank housed in the leafy suburbs of North […]
Sean Bulger is a 16-year-old alcoholic from Newfoundland. His life revolves around avoiding his abusive stepfather and sneaking booze wherever and whenever he can. One of his party crashes goes wrong when a group of fellow teens dare him to check out a condemned Russian cruise ship.
Stone drunk and obsessed with the promise of […]
Lives are at stake!
The new class of physics grad students has arrived at Midwestern U, and it’s not just grades making them nervous. Academic collegiality turns into fear and distrust as they discover their classmates have skeletons in their closets and their department exams will drive all but a few out of the program. […]
Watch Your Mouth! Discover What’s Alive Inside
BDP’s first children’s book and first illustrated color book, coming in electronic and print versions
Right now billions and billions of fungi, bacteria and viruses are coating your tongue, scumming up your teeth and flavoring your breath. There are more microbes in your mouth than there are people […]
New research indicates that microbiota make us who we are. The skin’s ecosystem is inhabited by diverse microorganisms, most of which are harmless or even beneficial. A few are pathogenic and play a role in acne formation.
The Acne Answer looks at treating inflammatory skin conditions such as teenage acne, adult acne and rosacea from […]
All it took was a few baby chicks and a carpeted floor, and soon Jane Ishka, a San Francisco Bay Area homesteader, literally felt her skin crawling. She–and her house, her car, and all of her belongings–had been infested by the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Driven from her home and bed by the biting […]
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