Coffee and Prostate Cancer

It is nice to report good news. In this case, the good news is that a recent study of prostate cancer found that drinking coffee reduced risk. It is always essential to view dietary studies skeptically. There are so many reasons they can be misunderstood, or just plain wrong. The world is too complicated to […]

Immunizations and Skepticism – Whooping Cough, Shingles, Swine Flu

As of July 1, children in California are subject to a new law which requires an additional dose of the whooping cough (pertusis) vaccine. Unlike the “required” doses for younger children, which can be waived after a discussion between the child’s physician and parents, this draconian legislation only allows a waiver if the parents sit […]