I guess being a retired ballplayer means you can dispense medical advice…

Recently some health advice was given out most appropriately in the Baseball section of the NYT because coincidentally that is the first place I look for any expert help on how to improve the state of my health. Joe Garagiola (they probably just forgot to mention his medical degree or equivalent background in some related […]

The contest continues…

At the risk of running multiple threads but with the potential of gaining new participants I am starting another post to buttress the good entries already in place. Here’s one from me: In a rare public appearance today, the typically reclusive NYT health writer and journalism professor Roni Rabin came forward to answer questions regarding […]

Enter our contest to predict the most ludicrous article to appear in an anti-tobacco journal in the next 6 months.

Following the latest madness in Pediatrics (which we covered here and will probably address again shortly), Carl Phillips proposed a contest to predict what will be the most absurd “scientific” claim to appear in an anti-tobacco journal in the near future. Carl’s entry (from the talk he is presenting at the TMA meeting this week, […]

Anti-smoking or anti-tobacco? More like anti-social.

For some time now, and more intensely in the last few weeks, Michael Siegel has been railing against the insanity of the modern tobacco control movement (as exemplified by American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids). The only reason Action of Smoking and Health US […]

Unintentional Child Poisonings Through Ingestion of Conventional and Novel Tobacco Products

The article Unintentional Child Poisonings Through Ingestion of Conventional and Novel Tobacco Products from Pediatrics (article here) will most likely be discussed again in this venue but the quick point to be made here is that it is being inappropriately used as fodder in the anti-flavouring assault on tobacco products. Of course, I am in […]