The Weekly Doubt | Issue 3

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 13th March 2016 by Wee Doubt

According to the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, water fluoridation is one of the “ten great public health achievements” of the 20th century. Fluoride reduces the rate of demineralisation caused by bacteria from sugar on the surface of the teeth. In order to be Read more...

The Weekly Doubt | Issue 2

Posted 2:46pm Sunday 6th March 2016 by Wee Doubt

Last week I mentioned healing crystals as an example of the placebo effect, where something can make you feel better even though there is no logical reason why it should. I think crystals are beautiful and I own a few of them.  However, I don’t buy into the people who propose different Read more...

The Weekly Doubt | Issue 1

Posted 2:06pm Sunday 28th February 2016 by Wee Doubt

Of all the strange things I encounter in indulging my love and hate of alternative ideas, the placebo effect is the strangest. A guest writer covered this last year but I wanted to revisit it to hammer home just how weird the placebo effect is. What marks the placebo effect out from other wacky Read more...

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