Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

2010

Discover evidence-based guidelines for good health, enhance your knowledge of common medical myths, strengthen your skills at assessing the truth behind medical information and advice, and much more. Dr. Steven Novella of the...

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Steven Novella
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In This Series

Medical Knowledge versus Misinformation
Episode 1
Medical Knowledge versus Misinformation
Myths about Water and Hydration
Episode 2
Myths about Water and Hydration
Vitamin and Nutrition Myths
Episode 3
Vitamin and Nutrition Myths
Dieting-Separating Myths from Facts
Episode 4
Dieting-Separating Myths from Facts
The Fallacy That Natural Is Always Better
Episode 5
The Fallacy That Natural Is Always Better
Probiotics and Our Bacterial Friends
Episode 6
Probiotics and Our Bacterial Friends
Sugar and Hyperactivity
Episode 7
Sugar and Hyperactivity
Antioxidants-Hype versus Reality
Episode 8
Antioxidants-Hype versus Reality
The Common Cold
Episode 9
The Common Cold
Vaccination Benefits-How Well Vaccines Work
Episode 10
Vaccination Benefits-How Well Vaccines Work
Vaccination Risks-Real and Imagined
Episode 11
Vaccination Risks-Real and Imagined
Antibiotics, Germs, and Hygiene
Episode 12
Antibiotics, Germs, and Hygiene
Vague Symptoms and Fuzzy Diagnoses
Episode 13
Vague Symptoms and Fuzzy Diagnoses
Herbalism and Herbal Medicines
Episode 14
Herbalism and Herbal Medicines
Homeopathy-One Giant Myth
Episode 15
Homeopathy-One Giant Myth
Facts about Toxins and Myths about Detox
Episode 16
Facts about Toxins and Myths about Detox
Myths about Acupuncture's Past and Benefits
Episode 17
Myths about Acupuncture's Past and Benefits
Myths about Magnets, Microwaves, Cell Phones
Episode 18
Myths about Magnets, Microwaves, Cell Phones
All about Hypnosis
Episode 19
All about Hypnosis
Myths about Coma and Consciousness
Episode 20
Myths about Coma and Consciousness
What Placebos Can and Cannot Do
Episode 21
What Placebos Can and Cannot Do
Myths about Pregnancy
Episode 22
Myths about Pregnancy
Medical Myths from around the World
Episode 23
Medical Myths from around the World
Roundup-Decluttering Our Mental Closet
Episode 24
Roundup-Decluttering Our Mental Closet