Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine

Too much sciency-ness for the vitamin industry?

Damn if PZ didn’t beat me to this one: A federal panel concluded yesterday that there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against use of multivitamins and minerals — the popular dietary supplements taken by more than half of American adults in the hope of preventing heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses. […]

Blogging EneMan Humor

More disturbing Google searches

Uh-oh. Periodically, via Sitemeter, I like to check out what sorts of searches are leading people to my humble blog. Recently I noticed one coming here from Italy via a Google search for “giant enema.” Number two on the search list was this post. I’m guessing my Seed overlords are probably relieved that the post […]

Blogging History Holocaust Humor Politics

Basking in the adulation of my fans

It looks like Orac has acquired a new fan. You see, yesterday I wrote a rather long fisking of Vox Day. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to continue it yet again; this dead horse has clearly been beaten enough). In it, I happened to make a brief mention of and link to an apparent admirer […]


A sign of the apocalypse

They may have finished in fourth place with a record of 71-91 last year, but as of this writing, my hometown team the Detroit Tigers have the best record in baseball (27-13) after a seven game winning streak, and we’re into the second half of May. I realize that 6/6/06 is coming up, but this […]

Blogging Medicine

A sad day in the medical blogosphere

I’m a couple of days late with this, but yesterday I finally got around to checking some of my usual medblogs when I came across some bad news. Medblogging stalward Dr. Sydney Smith (the nom de blog of Medpundit) is hanging up her blogging keyboard for good. She’s been at it since 2002 and in […]