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Ask an Expert: Tackling COVID-19 misinformation with Timothy Caulfield

Professor of health law Timothy Caulfield is known for debunking pseudoscience and has been working to thwart misinformation about COVID-19. He...

Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020

November 20, 2020 8:30am Rise of Science Misinformation - Impacts on the lives of Canadians

COEE2020: COVID-19 and Civil Liberties

Around the world, COVID-19 mitigation strategies have impacted civil liberties. How have these been manifested, and what lessons are we learning?...

Calgary Public Library: It’s an Infodemic! Fighting Misinformation in The Age of COVID-19

In our current environment the rampant spread of bad science, conspiracy theories, fake cures, and lies have led to confusion, distraction, and...

RCIScience: Stranger than Fiction: Fighting Misinformation with Timothy Caulfield

Join RCIScience for a special evening with Professor Timothy Caulfield, winner of this year’s Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science...

ACAAI: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Our World, Our Patients and Ourselves

Timothy Caulfield will be presenting @ 1:03 pm – How Best to Battle the Infodemic

Temple University: Battling the Infodemic!: Yes, Debunking Works (Let's Get To It!)

Timothy Caulfield will talk about misinformation and how to debunk it.

Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety Hardcover – Dec 1 2020

Always exciting to see the final product. Long journey. Huge thanks to the many, many involved (interviewees, colleagues, family, editors, agents,...

National Post: Why Americans aren't more afraid of COVID, and why that should worry Canadians

Canadians shouldn’t be smug. We’re not as polarized but we’re becoming more so, says University of Alberta professor of health law and policy...

McGill University: This Paper Argues an Amulet May Protect from COVID. Should It Have Been Published?

“Claiming that a paper is ‘unorthodox’ is not a license to misrepresent science in support of an unproven theory,” said Timothy Caulfield, Canada...

BCKD BC Kidney Days: Battling the Infodemic: Misinformation in the Era of COVID-19

Timothy Caulfield is the keynote speaker for the event, presenting: Battling the Infodemic: Misinformation in the Era of COVID-19

CAPRES: Compétences en littératie scientifique : démêler le vrai du faux

La formation vise notamment à apprendre à différencier les statistiques sensationnalistes et les véritables données scientifiques. Timothy...

RCIScience: An Evening with Timothy Caulfield - The 2020 Fleming Medal Celebration

RCIScience is delighted to recognize Professor Timothy Caulfield with the 2020 Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication.

Prof. Ubaka Ogbogu co-authors report on ethical, legal questions of gene therapies

Associate Professor Ubaka Ogbogu, a health law scholar at the University of Alberta Faculties of Law and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has...

Rotman University of Toronto: Livestream: Timothy Caulfield on "Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety"

Livestream of Timothy's new book. February 2 at 5 pm

Now Toronto: Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety talk

February 2, 2021 talk 5pm

The Conversation: 5 failings of the Great Barrington Declaration’s dangerous plan for COVID-19 natural herd immunity

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, notes that it’s not a binary choice between the Barrington perspective and full...

RSC Policy Briefing: Let's Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science

COVID science is being both done and circulated at a furious pace. While it is inspiring to see the research community responding so vigorously to...

USA Today: California Prop 14 may change lives of sick kids, keep taxpayer funding of stem cell therapy research

"There are many clinics throughout the world, including in the United States, that continue to market unproven stem cell therapies," said Timothy...

Healthy Debate: Autism case highlights urgent need to reform Ontario’s regulatory colleges

At the time of the HPARB appeal, Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, told the Globe and...

Science Presse: Gwyneth Paltrow: des allégations santé rigoureuses? Faux

Le directeur de recherche du Health Law and Science Policy Group de l’Université de l’Alberta, Timothy Caulfield, est l’auteur d’un livre sur...

Mark Sutcliffe Ep.9: Timothy Caulfield The War Against Misinformation

Professor & author of ‘Is #GwynethPaltrow Wrong About Everything?’ Timothy Caulfield joins Mark Sutcliffe to talk about everything from punk rock &...

Why Do Health Recommendations Change? Creating a current picture of science, using eggs

A conversation between Prof. Timothy Caulfield and Heidi Bates about why science and health recommendations change over time.

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: Improve Your Media Literacy During COVID

One of the many ways the media captures our attention and steers us away from hard facts is with testimonials. Compelling stories about individual...

PCMA Canada East: Infodemic

PCMA host's "Infodemic" session with Timothy Caulfield

UBC 8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Timothy Caulfield delivers Keynote "KEYNOTE: Fighting for Science in the Age of Misinformation "

AAPNA Alberta & School of Public Health: Virtual Health Care Conference

Edmonton Journal: Battling fake science: University of Alberta launches free online science literacy course

Timothy Caulfield is featured in the University of Alberta's free online course — how to tell the difference between sound scientific studies and...

University of Victoria: 2020 Lipson Lecture: Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

Thursday October 22, 2020 | 5pm PST | Via Zoom

AAFP: Keynoter Outlines Dos and Don’ts of Debunking False Science

It’s not like Timothy Caulfield didn’t already have plenty of material to use in making the case that science ― real science ― is under attack. The...

The Post: Alberta tries rapid COVID testing for travellers as number of cases spike to record levels

Timothy Caulfield, the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, said adherence to social distancing and...

CBC News: Alberta MLA lends credence to COVID-19 'concentration camps' misinformation

"It's a pretty hardcore conspiracy theory," said Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta....

First Virtual CAGC AEC

As planned, our keynote speaker will be Timothy Caulfield! Mr. Caulfield is a Professor of Health Law & Science Policy, is the author of “Is...

BC School Counsellors Association 2020 BCSCA Conference

KEYNOTE - TIMOTHY CAULFIELD

Prof. Timothy Caulfield named to international group of scholarly questioners

Invited to be a lifetime fellow at Committee For Skeptical Inquiry

Public Health 2020: REFLECTIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19: DEBUNKING MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION

15:30 - 16:25 Timothy Caulfield

CBC: Calls to pursue herd immunity are 'callous, dangerous nonsense: immunologist

Timothy Caulfield, Canada research chair in health law and policy, and a professor at the University of Alberta, stressed that the Great Barrington...

AAFP FMX: Health care: Remixed

Family doctors are key in battle against the infodemic! Timothy Caulfield provide evidence-based scicomm strategies.

UAlberta launches free online Science Literacy course

New course teaches learners how to think critically about science—and how to tell the difference between sound scientific studies and...

CBC News: Confused about whether to gather for Thanksgiving this year? You're not alone

Caulfield said public health officials and politicians need to be more transparent about the uncertainty they're facing and the science informing...

CBC: Canadians Confused by Advice on Thanksgiving

"Let's error on the side of caution" says Timothy Caulfield.

The Globe and Mail: When it comes to COVID treatments, Emperor Trump has no clue

Given Mr. Trump’s notoriously fraught relationship with the truth, it may be hard to believe that he could have a significant impact on public...

Sinai Health and UHN: "Personalized Medicine: Where's the Revolution?"

Is personalized (or "precision") medicine leading to a healthcare revolution? Are there downsides to this Big Science push?

Speakers' Spotlight: Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19 with Professor Timothy Caulfield

How does misinformation spread? Why do people believe it? What can we do as individuals and a community to fight back?

Twitter Live: Senator Stan Kutcher: "Six Month Check in with Timothy Caulfield"

CTV News: Art exhibit illustrates 'infodemic' of COVID-19 pandemic

“It is an international crisis. This is a huge part of the pandemic. It’s been called the infodemic,” says Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta...

Taproot Edmonton, New Health Innovation Roundup: Royal Canadian Institute of Science awards Timothy Caulfield the Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science Communication

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science has named the U of A's Timothy Caulfield the winner of the Fleming Medal for Excellence in Science...

Twitter Live: Covid-19 Six Month Check In

Lessons learned and the road ahead.

The Beacon Herald: Canadian behind controversial fluoride research spoke to conference featuring anti-vaxxers, COVID conspiracists

Caulfield: a conference with #Wakefield & #Mikovits is "patently absurd." Let's not legitimize harmful bunk!

RCIScience: The 2020 Sandford Fleming Medal is awarded to Professor Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta

The 2020 Fleming Medal for outstanding communication of science goes to Professor Timothy Caulfield for his tireless work addressing questionable...

University of Victoria: 2020 Lipson Lecture: Infodemic! Is Misinformation Killing Us?

On October 22nd at 5pm PST, Timothy Caulfield, professor of Health Law & Science Policy at the University of Alberta, and author of Is Gwyneth...

Faculty of Law: Prof. Timothy Caulfield honoured with 2020 Sandford Fleming Medal

Health law professor recognized for outstanding contributions to science communication

CBC: No one likes wearing a mask — but with COVID-19 cases rising, you should put it on more often than you think

Edmonton-based health policy expert Timothy Caulfield agreed that people should strive to wear a mask around anyone from outside someone's own...

Mother Jones: The Terrifying Story of How QAnon Infiltrated Moms’ Groups

Caulfield notes that these hardliners have little tolerance for other points of view: “It’s like, ‘If you agree these things are a problem, then...

660 City News: City seeing high compliance despite recent anti-mask tirades

Timothy Caulfield, a law professor at the University of Alberta, said these incidents do seem to be getting more commonplace as frustration is...

CanVax: ET1: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Era of Fake News

Timothy Caulfield discusses the challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion and building vaccine confidence in an era of...

McGill Office for Science and Society: Trottier 2020

"In Whom Do We Trust?", the 2020 Trottier Symposium, will be held on October 19th and 26th on YouTube. Please register at mcgill.ca/oss for the...

Breakfast Television: Anti-Mask Movement May Get Worse As Pandemic Continues

Racial slurs and threats of boycotts from those refusing to wear a mask is adding to stress of businesses and frontline workers as the pandemic...

Ici Explora: La science et la spiritualité sont-elles compatibles?

De nombreuses personnes se tournent vers des médecines anciennes ou alternatives pour retrouver leur bien-être. Qu'en dit la science?

Orbit: 6 Tricks Marketers Use To Sell Unfounded Health & Wellness Remedies

Referenced Article: 2. Murdoch, B., Carr, S., & Caulfield, T. (2016). Selling falsehoods? A cross-sectional study of Canadian naturopathy,...

The Globe and Mail: How a Kennedy became a ‘superspreader’ of hoaxes on COVID-19, vaccines, 5G and more

“Kennedy Jr is one of the main anti-vaxx voices out there,” Timothy Caulfield, professor of health law and science policy at the University of...

The Hamilton Spectator: Media’s role battling misinformation is critical

“Research tells us that correcting misinformation can work, especially if you provide accurate scientific facts and also highlight the rhetorical...

Prairie Manufacturer: Don’t Pass It On

To learn more about misinformation and its effect, Prairie Manufacturer’s editor, Jeff Baker, spoke with Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair...

Zoomer TV: A USER'S GUIDE TO CHEATING DEATH

Mondays July 13 - Oct. 5, 2020 | 9pm ET / 6 PT

American Association for the Advancement of Science: False equivalencies: Online activism from left to right

One of Timothy Caulfield's publications are referenced in this article.

National Post: Our pick of the peak COVID gatherings of the summer (when we should have known better)

“People may not really get a sense of the harms they are inflicting,” said Caulfield. “That can make one little indulgence seem like not a big deal.”

Imaginations: Discussing The Anatomy Table and The Vaccination Picture

Over the last ten years, brothers Sean Caulfield (artist) and Timothy Caulfield (law professor) have collaborated on a number of interdisciplinary...

CTV News: Experts debunk 'immunity boosting' myth amid pandemic

Experts are warning against the dangers of misinformation surrounding so-called “immunity boosters” as we get closer to traditional flu season....

Media Smarts: Break the Fake: How to tell what's true online

Critical thinking isn’t about doubting everything: it’s about learning how to find out what is true. Because only truth can Break the Fake.

Mother Jones: Timothy Caulfield: We Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic Without Stopping the Infodemic

A pseudoscience mythbuster studies how bad information gets into the wrong hands—and what to do about it.

CANVax: ET1: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Era of Fake News

Timothy Caulfield discusses the challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion and building vaccine confidence in an era of...

CANVax: Rétablissement de la confiance envers les vaccins dans l’ère des faux reportages

Timothy Caulfield examine les défis et les opportunités de renforcement de la promotion de l’immunisation et de rétablissement de la confiance...

University Affairs: In the midst of the pandemic, academics are fighting a rising ‘infodemic’

As COVID-19 began to spread around the globe, so too did a toxic brew of rumours, misinformation and conspiracy theories. Caulfield’s research...

St. Albert Today: Combating the ‘info-demic’ with art and media smart Caulfield brothers

Timothy Caulfield is a health law professor famous for taking on pseudo-science and health quacks in the public eye. His brother Sean Caulfield is...

Global News: Edmonton’s Caulfield brothers battle COVID-19 misinformation with art, science

Two Edmonton brothers who are also prominent academics are combining science and art to battle misinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sean and...

CBC News: Caulfield brothers fight COVID-19 misinformation with art and science

U of A professors, Timothy and Sean Caulfield, encouraging people to think before sharing fake news

folio: Art project aims to make viewers look twice—and think twice—before sharing COVID-19 misinformation

U of A printmaker Sean Caulfield teams up with his brother, pseudoscience debunker Timothy Caulfield, to tackle COVID-19 infodemic.

Healthy Debate: We can’t fight pandemic with bad science

A blanket of misinformation has enveloped every corner of this pandemic. Endorsements of pseudoscientific cures have resulted in public confusion,...

The Globe and Mail: The COVID-19 pandemic will cause trust in science to be irreparably harmed

The problems associated with how COVID-19 science is being done and represented are not new. But the urgency of the situation – and the...

CADTH: Surviving the Infodemic: Can you trust Dr. Google?

Can You Trust Dr. Google? In case you missed our #COVID19 webinar with @CaulfieldTim on "Surviving the COVID-19 #Infodemic", you can now watch the...

COVID & More: Conversations with the McGill OSS and Professor Timothy Caulfield

What a fun “COVID & More” with our good friend Timothy Caulfield! Research Director of the University of Alberta's Health Law Institute, Canada...

Axios: Fighting the coronavirus infodemic

Individuals can do their part by practicing information distancing as well as social distancing. "If you can just nudge people to pause before they...

AHCJ: Resources for responsibly reporting on supplements during the pandemic

Two tip sheets from HealthNewsReview.org on reporting about supplements and vitamins have been added to the AHCJ Medical Studies tip sheets section...

Association of Health Care Journalists: Resources for responsibly reporting on supplements during the pandemic

Two tip sheets from HealthNewsReview.org on reporting about supplements and vitamins have been added to the AHCJ Medical Studies tip sheets section...

McGill Office for Science and Society: Guest Timothy Caulfield

This wk on "COVID and More" we welcome guest @CaulfieldTim ! We'll be discussing #COVID myths & review strategies on how best to fight...

Media Smarts: I WANT TO DO A DEEP DIVE.

Let's all work together to stop the spread of misinformation! Studies show that nudging people to think about accuracy before they share on social...

Policy Options: Who believes in COVID-19 conspiracies and why it matters

Timothy Caulfields 'Misinformation, alternative medicine and the coronavirus' is mentioned at the bottom of this page as 'More reading on this topic'.

University of Minnesota School of Public Health: S1 E8: A Misinformation Pandemic

Released May 8, 2020 great listen ... on misinformation and #COVID19 and the responsibility of nutrition professionals to share #factsnotfears to...

Apple Podcast: On Docs: Ep. 9 - Taking the temperature of health docs

Host Colin Ellis welcomes health law researcher Timothy Caulfield to talk about the popularity of food and health documentaries and why people...

University of Ottawa Press: Vulnerable - The law, policy, and ethics of COVID-19

Watch: “Vulnerable - The law, policy an ethics of #COVID19” on #Vimeo https://vimeo.com/433716719?ref=tw-share via @vanessa_macd @ColleenFlood2...

folio: COMMENTARY || Racist cop shows and biased news fuel public fears of crime and love for the police

Portrayals of violent crime in pop culture and media are skewing people's perception of how likely it is to happen to them, says U of A...

Science Writers 2020 Virtual Conference: FROM DEFICIT TO DIALOGUE: BUILDING BRIDGES WITH THE SCIENCE OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Can't wait! "Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, 2020 Virtual Conference." Tomorrow! My talk: "Battling the #Infodemic!" Register:...

Media Smarts: COVID-19 Check First. Share After.

YOU PROBABLY CAN'T WHIP UP A CURE ON YOUR LAPTOP. But there is something you can do. Stop the spread of misinformation.

Galleries West: Sean Caulfield

Art’s role in inspiring thoughtful conversations about the coronavirus pandemic.

La Presse: On ne peut pas lutter contre la désinformation avec de la mauvaise science

Voici le quatrième d’une série de textes d’opinion sur les effets sociaux à long terme de la pandémie, rédigé par des membres du Comité sur les...

La Press: ON NE PEUT PAS LUTTER CONTRE LA DÉSINFORMATION AVEC DE LA MAUVAISE SCIENCE

Voici le quatrième d’une série de textes d’opinion sur les effets sociaux à long terme de la pandémie, rédigé par des membres du Comité sur les...

The Conversation: Racist cop shows and biased news fuel public fears of crime and love for the police

"Popular culture can have an impact on fear of crime and attitudes toward criminal justice policy. We need more accurate depiction of the criminal...

Crohns and Colitis: COVID-19 Updates: Separating the Myths from the Facts

Webinar panel members include Dr. Eric Benchimal, Dr. Gilaad Kaplan, and Timothy Caulfield.

Health Info: Online Health Information Aid

Deep Dive – additional resources for those who want to know more about being critical consumers of information, developed by MediaSmarts, Timothy...

Apple Podcast: On Docs Ep. 9 - Taking the temperature of health docs

Host Colin Ellis welcomes health law researcher Timothy Caulfield to talk about the popularity of food and health documentaries and why people...

New Trail: A Weight On My Shoulders

Timothy Caulfield is referenced.

Dr. Barry Dworkin: The Debunking Protocols.

Sunday House Call, #744, June 21, 2020: The Debunking Protocols. No, not another conspiracy theory but an evidenced-based treatise on how to...

Penser le monde d’après de façon plurielle et intersectionnelle

La semaine prochaine : Identifier et combattre la désinformation liée à la COVID-19, un texte de Tim Caulfield

WHYY PBS: Social Media’s ‘Infodemic’

We talk with public health researcher Timothy Caulfield about how and why social media has become a vector for the spread of health-related...

The COVID-19 ‘infodemic’— Debunking works, if it’s done right

We need to take active steps to fight the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. Timothy Caulfield's new comment, a sum of evidence-based...

Dyscorpia: Misinformation

Discorpia

ARTISTS: Jason Abma, Kyle Beal, Jerad Bech, Lindsey Bond, Sean Caulfield, Timothy Caulfield, Kasie Campbell, Susan Colberg, Brad Fehr, Jamie-Lee...

Psychology Today: The War Against Pseudoscience Is Ideological, Not Personal

Evidence-based tactics can help combat misinformation. Timothy Caulfield provides expert comment.

Congratulations FHS Graduate Class of 2020

Watch this special video celebrating the FHS Class of 2020, with congratulatory messages from graduate students, faculty and staff, including a...

Surviving the COVID-19 Infodemic: Can you trust Dr. Google?

Can you trust Dr. Google? Misinformation hurt #PublicHealth efforts to control #COVID19 and put peoples’ lives in danger. Join @CaulfieldTim on...

Fighting the 'Infodemic' Tips for doctors addressing misinformation online

Sound Cloud: Episode 13: Pandemic and Paranoia With Timothy Caulfield, ‘87 BSc(Spec), ‘90 LLB

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by an equally dangerous “infodemic” — an onslaught of misinformation which threatens our ability to find...

Globe and Mail: Social-media platforms’ misinformation seawalls aren’t high enough

Special to the Globe and Mail by Timothy Caulfield.

La Press: L'efficacité d'un vaccin menacée par ses opposants

Des centaines de millions de personnes dans le monde pourraient refuser de recevoir un vaccin contre la COVID-19, notamment dans les pays riches,...

Winnipeg Free Press: More than 90% of Manitoba adults in poll expect long-term life changes from pandemic

"One thing I'm worried about is that we are moving to a phase where there is more polarization," Caulfield said, adding Canadians should better vet...

Apple Podcast: 39: Spot On! Quarantined - Flattening the Coronavirus SCAM Curve

From bogus cures to fake home testing kits, American consumers are losing tens of millions of dollars to Covid-19-related frauds. As the pandemic...

Dr. Barry Dworkin: Sunday House Call, #736, May 3, 2020: The "#Infodemic". A conversation with @CaulfieldTim about the explosion of #COVID19 pandemic misinformation.

Although snakeoil, the peddlers of scientific misinformation, and conspiracy theorists have been aplenty prior to the pandemic, it seems to have...

Issues in Science and Technology: Celebrities Play Doctor

Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement, Timothy Caulfield.

NPR: When Public Figures Make Questionable Health Claims, Do People Listen?

..."This illustrates how the power of a celebrity providing a personal anecdote can overwhelm what the science says," Caulfield says.

Health Research is All Around You! The science behind some every-day activities

Understanding health research. A conversation with Timothy Caulfield, A User's Guide to Cheating Death Netflix, and Sarah Forgie, Physician and...

CANVax: How to build vaccine confidence in the era of fake news?

Listen to our podcast with @CaulfieldTim for challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion! ET1: Building Vaccine...

Cornell, Alliance for Science: Anti-vaxxers and anti-GMO lobby double down on COVID China conspiracy theory

"In a world where anti-vaccination advocates and climate-change denialists persist, talking sense might seem hopeless, especially when social-media...

folio COMMENTARY || Pseudoscience and COVID-19-we've had enough already

The scientific community must take up cudgels in the battle against bunk, argues health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield.

Pressreader: Pushing back against 'COVID-19 claptrap'

Virus cures based on pseudo-science aren't just being peddled in the U.S. Caulfield urges scientists, universities, and health care institutions to...

Nature: Pseudoscience and COVID-19 - we've had enough already

The scientific community must take up cudgels in the battle against bunk. Timothy Caulfield

The Star: Be careful, says Health Canada. Donald Trump isn't the only one promoting COVID-19 'cures'

Caulfield said in an interview with the Star that scientists, universities and health-care institutions have to speak out, and "stop tolerating and...

CISN 103.9 FM: Alberta group plans protest at legislature in hopes of easing COVID-19 restrictions

"I get it. It's frustrating and these are very complex policy decisions, but we're not there yet," Caulfield said.

CTV News: In Isolation With Timothy Caulfield

Richard Crouse talks with Timothy Caulfield on social isolation, the negativity bias (why do negative headlines win?), and so much more!

Telus Spark: A Salute to Scientists: Meet Timothy Caulfield

In a salute to the tireless inquisitors, data crunchers, and universal explorers who advance science to societies benefit and safety each day -...

folio: COMMENTARY || Crisis or not, Alberta must not do an end-run around Health Canada

Regulation of new COVID-19 tests, drugs and vaccines is a federal responsibility for good reasons, say Alberta health law experts, Ubaka Ogbogu...

The Globe and Mail: Crisis or not, Alberta must not do an end-run around Health Canada

Ubaka Ogbogu is an associate professor in the Faculties of Law and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta, and a Pierre...

NBC News: THINK: Timothy Caulfield Dr. Oz's hydroxychloroquine advocacy seduces Trump as coronavirus wellness woo surges

Celebrity health advice was mostly bunk before this pandemic emerged. It is bunk now. And it will be bunk after the crisis passes.

Real Clear Science: Celebrities' Wacky Proves Dangerous During Pandemic

Over the past decade, celebrity wellness brands have helped to frame how we talk and think about health. But now that we are in the grip of a...

Shift by Alberta Innovates: Shift talks with Timothy Caulfield about science misinformation

In this episode, we talk with writer, tv host, and University of Alberta professor of health law and science policy Timothy Caulfield about...

Post Truth Health: Despite How Some Chiropractors Deceive Patients, "Adjustments" Do Not Benefit The Immune System

By Ryan Armstrong. Let me preface this article with my position on patients who are mislead by health professionals: these people are victims. I do...

Global News: Vaccine hesitancy is a global threat. Experts say watch out for coronavirus misinformation

"We really are living through a moment that should remind us what the world would be like without vaccines," Caulfield says.

Kobo: Podcast: Timothy Caulfield wants you to go on a pseudoscience cleanse

"We know that pop culture and social media has an impact on all of us and all of our beliefs, so I think it's an important topic."

The Quad: The History & Value of Hand Washing

Caulfield tells of how hand washing came about. He then dives into the misinformation on COVID prevention.

Kenney dissing Dr. Tam, decision to bypass Health Canada is "disappointing, - Prof. Tim Caulfield

Markham interviews Prof. Tim Caufield - Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; and Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of...

Alberta Innovates: Timothy Caulfield leads research project to combat coronavirus misinformation

Timothy Caulfield may be the most well-known face of scientific myth-busting. He is the host of Netflix's The User's Guide to Cheating Death and...

Upstream: COVID-19: Misinformation on steroids

There is so much misinformation about COVID-19 and what we can do about it. To cut through the noise, Upstream Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui...

CBC: Alberta may circumvent Health Canada to gain access to COVID-19 tests and drugs, premier says

Caulfield among other professionals urging to follow Health Canada processes.

St. Albert Today: Misinformation on pandemic wreaking havoc

Canada research chair Timothy Caulfield tasked with researching infodemic, root cause of COVID-19 misinformation

Narcity: An Alberta Professor's Job Is To Debunk COVID-19 Myths & He's Heard Some Wild Ones

An Alberta professor has made it his mission to tackle COVID-19 myths and get people to consume and share information responsibly.

University of Alberta Faculty of Law: Health law scholar Timothy Caulfield appointed to Royal Society Canada Task Force on COVID-19

University of Alberta Faculty of Law professor Timothy Caulfield has been named to the Royal Society of Canada's Task Force on COVID-19 in order to...

CBC: Mushrooms, oregano oil and masks targeted in crackdown on misleading COVID-19 ads

"I like the fact that they're going after the range, because we're seeing misinformation and inappropriate marketing absolutely everywhere,"...

Vice: Cocaine Doesn't Prevent COVID-19, And Other Coronavirus Myths

More things that don't work: blowing a hair dryer up your nose, putting essential oils on your butt hole, holding your breath for 10 seconds, or...

The Star: 'This is misinformation on steroids': The Canadian who took on Gwyneth Paltrow is debunking coronavirus myths

As someone who has spent decades debunking myths and bad science, whether related to climate change, stem cells or vaccinations, Timothy Caulfield...

SiriusXM 167: Timothy Caulfield Joins Arlene Bynon

Timothy Caulfield (Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta) joined the Arlene Bynon show to discuss separating...

Men's Health: Watch This Guy Try 'Mewing' Every Day for a Whole Month

"I think mewing is a good example of the power of a story," says Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy. "This is one of...

CBC: Cow urine, bleach, oregano oil: Medical COVID-19 quackery has big ramifications for public health

"It just creates this incredibly chaotic information environment at exactly the wrong time," said Caulfied, who is also the Canada Research Chair...

Edmonton Journal: Edmonton professor receives grants of $380,000 to combat COVID-19 misinformation

Timothy Caulfield, the Canada research chair in health law and policy, said misinformation typically surrounds different areas of health but the...

folio: U of A health policy expert aims to cure COVID-19 'infodemic'

Timothy Caulfield will lead research to assess how false cures and conspiracy theories spread online, and recommend ways to contain potentially...

CBC: Chiropractors told to remove posts claiming they boost immune system and prevent COVID-19

Caulfield said spinal manipulation won't boost immune function.

CBC Radio: How to deal with COVID-19 anxiety

Thanks to COVID-19, most of us are isolated, glued to the news and worried about how every little choice we make could spread the virus or get us...

Edmonton Journal Opinion: Alberta's virtual health-care app plagued with problems

Ubaka Ogbogu is an assistant professor in the faculties of law and pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Alberta.

Globe and Mail: WhatsApp becoming a vehicle for coronavirus pseudoscience

"WhatsApp is so instantaneous, and speed is part of its DNA, that I think it invites you to respond quickly and pass it on quickly," Prof....

Raw Story: The overlooked reason people are scrambling for pseudoscientific 'healing' amid the coronavirus pandemic

As health policy expert Timothy Caulfield argues in a blistering opinion piece, there should be no tolerance for pseudoscientific cures that drain...

National Post: Doctors infected with COVID-19 at curling bonspiel had contact with 58 patients, Alberta says

"A bonspiel is not an essential activity," Caulfield wrote in an email. "I know our health-care providers are under a lot of pressure and scrutiny...

GlobalNews: Timothy Caulfield on frustrating COVID-19 myths: 'Beware of herbal remedies and immune boosters'

"It's incredibly frustrating. Beware of herbal remedies and immune boosters": University of Alberta professor Tim Caulfield - an expert on...

Genetic Literacy Project: Viewpoint: Lack of trust in science on GMOs, vaccines and climate change fuels coronavirus misinformation

Timothy Caulfield.

The Conversation: Coronavirus 'cures' for $170 and other hoaxes: Why some people believe them

Since being declared a global pandemic, there is evidence that demand for alternative medicine has increased. Some alternative medicine has been...

The Globe and Mail: Can you put a price on what it takes to get Canadians more physically active?

"Ideally we want to create a culture that embraces and encourages exercise in a manner that promotes an intrinsic motivation - people doing it...

The Globe and Mail: Now more than ever, we must fight misinformation. Trust in science is essential.

Timothy Caulfield notes this breakdown in trust is happening at a terrible time. But it shouldn't be a surprise. Fermenting distrust has become the...

Fortune: The best Twitter accounts to follow for reliable information on the coronavirus outbreak

Fortune compiled a Twitter list of trusted public health officials, epidemiologists, virus experts, family doctors, and others for you to follow....

CBC Radio: As misinformation spreads, 'snake oil salesmen' are profiting off anxiety over coronavirus, says reporter

Timothy Caulfield, a health law and science policy professor critical of so-called alternative medicine therapies and anti-vaccine advocates, says...

Policy Options: Misinformation, alternative medicine and the coronavirus

Alternative medicine practitioners are leveraging the fear around coronavirus to sell products and procedures that are scientifically unproven....

folio: COMMENTARY || Misinformation, alternative medicine and the coronavirus

Alternative medicine practitioners are leveraging fear of COVID-19 to sell unproven products and procedures, says U of A health policy expert...

CTV News: 'Listen to the science': How to tell fact from fiction on COVID-19

Timothy Caulfield, "Take it seriously but don't freak out"

New Scientist: Half of people in the US would sell their genetic data for $95

"These results demonstrate the growing interest in maintaining a degree of control over personal information," says Timothy Caulfield at the...

Gènéthique: PLUS DE 50 % DES AMÉRICAINS SERAIENT PRÊTS À VENDRE LEURS DONNÉES GÉNÉTIQUES

Ces résultats montrent l'intérêt croissant pour le maintien d'une certaine main-mise sur les informations personnelles, explique Timothy Caulfield

CBC News: Myths, germs and soap-vs-sanitizer: Things you ought to know about coronavirus

"You're seeing stuff about homeopathic solutions that are supposed to help. No. Supplements that are supposed to help. No. Chiropractic adjustments...

CBC News: Clinic apologizes for claiming its supplement could prevent or treat COVID-19

"They are leveraging the fear and confusion around coronavirus to sell a product that almost certainly does not work," Caulfield said.

CBC News: Calgary clinic 'leveraging fear' with claim supplement helps prevent COVID-19, health expert says

Best prevention for the novel coronavirus is washing your hands. University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield said it's infuriating to watch...

folio: Why losing weight isn't the right reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle

U of A experts, including Timothy Caulfield, dispel myths about weight loss and provide realistic advice to lead a healthier, happier life.

The Star: Ontario is considering funding cheaper versions of biologic drugs. Patients in B.C. urge caution

University of Alberta health researcher Blake Murdoch, who co-authored the paper with Health Law Institute research director Timothy Caulfield,...

Edmonton Journal: David Staples: 'There's no country I would rather be in right now than Canada': risk assessment expert on coronavirus

Alberta is yet to have a confirmed case of coronavirus. Canada has only had a few dozen. But the dreaded disease is already hitting in the form of...

CBC News: 'A desperate act': Imperial Tobacco Canada under fire for 'misinformation' ad campaign

Health policy expert Timothy Caulfield calls the campaign a 'classic tobacco industry technique'

Real Agriculture: Caulfield has hope for critical thinking in the age of misinformation

In January, Caulfield was a keynote speaker at FarmTech at Edmonton, Alta., where he sat down with RealAgriculture to discuss the rise of...

I Heart Radio: DO ANY DIETS REALLY WORK?

We're going to take a look at the billion dollar business that is 'diets' - do any of them work? Health expert and author Tim Caulfield joins us.

Podbean: # SCIENCE MISINFORMATION - The Fight Against Magic Beans with Tim Caulfield

What do you get when you combine magic beans and the direct to consumer sales pipeline of the internet? A lot of money in the pockets of the likes...

CBC Books: Relax, Dammit!

In Relax, Dammit!, health policy expert Timothy Caulfield takes us through a regular day-from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep-and...

University of Alberta Faculty of Law: Alberta's switch to biosimilar drugs may activate a legal issue for doctors, say law researchers

Alberta's switch to biosimilar drugs may activate a legal issue for doctors, say #UAlbertaLaw Professor @CaulfieldTim, Canada Research Chair in...

Chatelaine: 6 Health Myths That Aren't Worth Your Time

"We asked the experts to debunk six popular fads and misconceptions-from essential oils to exercising for weight loss." Timothy Caulfield is among...

CTV News: Teachers' convention begins in downtown Edmonton

Over the two days, teachers will have access to workshops, seminars and speakers including Timothy Caulfield, Member of Parliament Mike Lake and...

Refinery 29: Why Julianne Hough Loves Energy Healing, According To The Goop Lab

There is little research proving its benefits. Timothy Caulfield is highlighted.

Brazil El Pais: Gwyneth Paltrow na Netflix, um problema de saúde pública

'The Goop Lab', the platform's new program, is an instruction manual on the fallacies and gimmicks with which false remedies are defended. Timothy...

CTV News: 'Complete nonsense': Expert warns against Gwyneth Paltrow's Netflix show

Timothy Caulfield is invited to talk about the unproven claims and unhealthy practices being shared on Paltrow's Netflix show.

France Info Culture: Qui a peur de "The Goop Lab", la série documentaire de Gwyneth Paltrow diffusée sur Netflix ?

Salut Netflix, aujourd'hui j'arrête mon abonnement parce que je ne veux pas soutenir une entreprise qui fait la promotion de pseudo-sciences...

The Wall Street Journal: Who Really Shines in the Goop Glow?

Timothy Caulfield, author of the book "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?," labels the series "an infomercial for pseudoscience." Jen...

CBC News: Hidden cameras capture misinformation, fundraising tactics used by anti-vaxx movement

Their goal is to create noise, to create uncertainty, says one public health expert. Timothy Caulfield

The Conversation: Gwyneth Paltrow's new Goop Lab is an infomercial for her pseudoscience business

Gwyneth Paltrow's new show The Goop Lab focuses on approaches to wellness that are "out there", "unregulated" and "dangerous". Timothy Caulfield

folio: COMMENTARY || To win the fight against health and wellness bunk, we must leave the post-truth era in the past

Health-trend debunker Timothy Caulfield offers a four-point prescription to help science and critical thinking "rise above the noise of nonsense."

The Globe and Mail: OPINION: To win the fight against health and wellness bunk, we must leave the post-truth era in the past

While pseudoscience and quackery have been around a long time, the 2010s were truly the decade of bunk. The reach and influence of misinformation...

NBC News: Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow made the 2010s the decade of health and wellness misinformation

Celebrity wellness hype contributes to our "culture of untruth" by both inviting an erosion of critical thinking and promoting what is popular...

folio: COMMENTARY || The problem with personalized health information

The Human Genome Project sparked an obsession with personalized info-and potentially shifted the responsibility for health away from broader...

The Globe and Mail: Body governing Ontario doctors takes no action against physician offering unproven treatment for autistic children

Timothy Caulfield, "That is their mandate. Not protecting their members, but protecting the public," Mr. Caulfield said. "If they can't act in this...

Policy Options: The Human Genome Project sparked an obsession with personalized info, and potentially shifted the responsibility for health away from broader society.

Timothy Caulfield holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta and is the host of 'A User's Guide to...

The Globe and Mail: Alternative facts: Choosing homeopathic treatments isn't really a free choice

Paul Benedetti, Wayne MacPhail and Timothy Caulfield

The Minnesota Post: Why you shouldn't believe the hype behind 'enhanced' waters

Timothy Caulfield notes that we can't change our pH level through the food that we eat. Our bodies have evolved to handle this. There is no...

The National Post: Ontario chiropractors governing body in feud with college for allowing chiropractors to make false medical claims

"This situation highlights the degree to which many chiropractors remain rooted in supernatural beliefs. It also highlights how self-regulation is...

Medium: The Plain Truth About Fancy Water

Timothy Caulfield explains the wellness woo noise for these water trends as there is no evidence to any health benefit.

Refinery 29: A Medical Intuitive Told Me My Spiritual Guides Want Me To Go To The Spa

Timothy Caulfield is asked for a professional view, which is backed by science.

L'actualité: Thomas Mulcair défend l'homéopathie malgré son statut de pseudoscience

"It's incredibly frustrating to see any kind of action to legitimize homeopathy and it's a real problem to have someone with their status associate...

CTV News: Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference in Montreal

Caulfield and Jarry both took aim at the claim that homeopathic remedies do no harm just because they're safe to consume. They say people might be...

BNN Bloomberg: Chinese Parents Test DNA to Check If Kids Will Become Prodigies

"There's just no way a DNA test will tell you anything that's meaningful about complex traits," said Timothy Caulfield, a bioethicist and health...

Wired: How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong

Timothy Caulfield, a bioethicist and health law scholar at the University of Alberta, cautions that it's too soon to start celebrating. "Research...

CNN: She was called the n-word and given instructions to slit her wrists. What did Facebook do?

(CNN) - You can call someone the n-word and give her graphic instructions on how to kill herself, and you won't get kicked off Facebook. Or you can...

Gizmodo: The Latest Iffy Wellness Trend Is CBD-Infused Workout Gear

Timothy Caulfield provides comment.

The National Post: 'So much is at stake': Academics call for release of data behind controversial Canadian fluoride study

Timothy Caulfield among an international group of academics taking the rare step of urging the study's funder to release the data for independent...

The Globe and Mail: OPINION: Microbiome research needs a gut check

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta and host of A User's Guide to Cheating...

CBC: No 'significant risk' to children from chiropractic therapy, B.C. college says

Regulator not taking any action on use of spinal manipulative therapy in kids under 10. "You could see why an organization that is trying to...

CBC News: Health Canada investigating ads for natural health product targeting anxious teens

Timothy Caulfield, a health law and policy expert at the University of Alberta, says the bigger issue is how Health Canada regulates natural health...

NBC News: Fancy bottled drinking water is nonsense. Ignore the wellness industry and just drink tap.

By Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta.

The Independent: Kill or Cure How useful is Dr. Google

With half the population seeking health information online, can the internet really replace a GP visit?

The National Post: Naturopathy is poised to 'disrupt' health-care status quo, proponents of controversial practice say

For Caulfield and others, the idea of turning primary care over to naturopathic medicine is unnerving. Last year, a New Brunswick judge issued an...

NewsWire: B.C. Pharmacare Non-Medical Switch Policy: The Wrong Decision

Crohn's and Colitis Canada released their position on biosimilar drugs and in particular on non-medical switch policy together with a cross-Canada...

CANVAX: ET1: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Era of Fake News

Timothy Caulfield discusses the challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion and building vaccine confidence in an era of...

Global News Radio Toronto: Poll suggests Canadians are turning their backs on science

Timothy Caulfield is interviewed.

Ryan Jespersen Show: Stephan trial: A win for pseudoscience?

Ryan Jespersen and Timothy Caulfield discuss the outcome of the trial.

The National Post: Expert says acquittal of Alberta parents in boy's death unlikely to set precedent

"Irrational and irresponsible behaviour put a child at risk. But this court decision is not an endorsement for pseudo-scientific beliefs or...

The Nutrition Action: How celebrities shape our views about health

Celebrities endorse a slew of diets, supplements, exercise routines, and other health fads. Here's how to dodge their influence. Timothy Caulfield...

The Edmonton Journal: Alberta couples' acquittal in death of son raises questions over parental duties and responsibilities

"We really should stop tolerating the spread of pseudoscience," said Timothy Caulfield, the Canada research chair in health law and policy at the...

folio: Regulatory heft needed to curb false promises on stem cells, says health law expert

Government, physicians and advertising regulators need to team up to protect the public from marketing of unproven treatments, argues U of A...

CNBC: Biohackers fell hard for a company selling hydrogen water, but many now say the whole thing was a scam

"These companies use science-y language to give their product legitimacy and intuitive appeal," said Timothy Caulfield, a professor of law at the...

The Sault Star: Social Summit to reduce loneliness, promote inclusion

The first-time event slotted for Dec. 9-10 at the Community Centre is looking to attract community leaders, innovators and change agents from...

Chemistry World: Stem Cell Hype

'It's an incredibly promising field and we are going to see clinical benefits,' says public health expert Timothy Caulfield at the University of...

The Globe and Mail: Should vaccines be mandatory for school-aged children?

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, said despite some inroads, there is much more...

City TV: Calls for mandatory vaccinations

Timothy Caulfield is featured.

The Hill Times: Our celebrity prime minister

Author Timothy Caulfield suggests in his book, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?, that the cult of celebrity is strongest in those...

CBC Radio: People skipping doctors and using CBD oil for bipolar disorder 'not treated at all,' warns expert

More clinical trials needed into cannabidiol's alleged health benefits: researcher (Timothy Caulfield)

CBC The Current: People skipping doctors and using CBD oil for bipolar disorder 'not treated at all,' warns expert

Timothy Caulfield is featured and speaks on the oil and research.

Mother Jones: Dr. Jen Gunter Wants to Protect Your Vagina From Gwyneth Paltrow

The Canadian health law and policy professor Timothy Caulfield, author of the book Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?, said the settlement...

Medium: Why Professional Athletes Fall for Health Scams

Athletes want to believe in a Holy Grail, but the truth is that sports medicine is a very narrow field. Timothy Caulfield, author of the book Is...

Medium: Teaching Critical Thinking as a Public Health Initiative

Timothy Caulfield's discussions drive up relevant critical thinking skills people need to make about their health.

High River Online: Hit TV Show Host Wows Canadian Beef Industry Conference

The audience at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference this past week, was challenged to help the public cut through the noise of misinformation...

The Calgary Herald: Call it 'a vegan sandwich': Beyond Meat a hot topic as beef producers converge on Cowtown

University of Alberta health law and policy professor Timothy Caulfield delivered a keynote presentation on Wednesday morning, highlighting how pop...

Globe and Mail: Under the microscope: The research lab, the promising cancer breakthrough and the whistleblower who discovered fake data

Timothy Caulfield provides comment.

BBC News: I gave my DNA away. Can I get it back?

Timothy Caulfield, research director at the health law institute at the University of Alberta, is not sure that people realize what they are...

MSN Chatelaine: Katy Perry And Gwyneth Paltrow Are Bananas For Enemas. Here's Why They're Full Of Crap

Caulfield believes the celebrity preoccupation with enemas may lie in a certain intuitive appeal ("who likes to think about gunk residing in their...

The National Post: Beyoncé's 22-day, 100 per cent plant-based diet 'embraces food myths' and promotes crash dieting, experts say

"This kind of celebrity noise can distract people from the science-informed, and more sustainable basics: lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains...

CBC News: Platelet-rich plasma treatment classified as drug, Health Canada says

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, acknowledged there had been questions after the...

Prevention: 15 Netflix Health Documentaries You Need to Watch in 2019

#3! in 15 Netflix Health Documentaries, A User's Guide to Cheating Death, Timothy Caulfield.

Android Authority: The best health and food documentaries on Netflix

#2! for Best Netflix health documentaries, A User's Guide to Cheating Death, Timothy Caulfield.

NBC News Think: Wellness culture's obsession with Fitbits, 23andMe and data isn't necessarily making us healthier

The idea that metricizing our life is the responsible thing to do is increasingly framed as a wellness truism. But don't let the flashy marketing...

Chatelaine: Meet Goop's Number-One Enemy

Timothy Caulfield provides comment.

folio: COMMENTARY || Unproven stem-cell treatments can be dangerous. The hype needs to stop

Stronger regulations, enforcement needed to counter rapid growth of clinics offering experimental treatments, argues U of A health trend skeptic...

Seattle Times: It's easy to be duped by celebrities peddling false health claims. Here's how to get the facts.

A recent article in the Canadian Journal of Bioethics, lead authored by Timothy Caulfield, a Canadian law professor and bioethicist who has taken...

The Niche: Regulators in Canada order dozens of stem cell clinics to stop

"We know that there are an increasing number of clinics across North America that are selling these unproven therapies," said Timothy Caulfield,...

CTV News: Debate over Health Canada crackdown on stem cell therapies

"The marketing of unproven stem cell therapies has been a problem for a very long time and it's becoming a bigger problem here in Canada,"...

CMAJ News: Recruiting clinicians to combat pseudoscience on social media

Social media-savvy health professionals may never outnumber vocal disseminators of misinformation online but could amplify important health...

The Globe and Mail: Unproven stem-cell treatments can be dangerous. The hype needs to stop

Timothy Caulfield Special to the Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail: Health Canada orders halt to unproven stem cell-based injection treatments

A growing number of experts have called for regulatory action against clinics offering cell-based therapies in recent years. Timothy Caulfield...

CBC News: Mice are not people: Fighting spin in medical science

In one paper, University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield described a "hype pipeline" created by "a complex array of social forces" that...

The Body of Evidence: Talking Science in the Age of Fake News

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the McGill Office for Science and Society, a university-backed office dedicated to separating sense from...

Focus on Reproduction: VIENNA ANNUAL MEETING Science hyped by the claims of journalism and marketing

Timothy Caulfield speaks at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting in Vienna.

The New York Post: How to spot wellness knockoffs, from sham CBD to mock matcha

"People need to be skeptical of these products," says Timothy Caulfield, a professor at the University of Alberta and research director of its...

Edmonton Journal: YouTube spreads 'misleading information' about experimental stem cell treatments

Video testimonials and infomercials can be particularly persuasive. They tell a story. The problem is that the power of the personal narrative...

The National Post: YouTube spreads 'misleading information' about experimental stem cell treatments

Video testimonials and infomercials can be particularly persuasive. They tell a story. The problem is that the power of the personal narrative...

Sputniknews: Author of Controversial Smartphone 'Skull Horns' Study Sells Special Posture Pillows - Report

Are we surprised? No we are not. #Sigh. - Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim)

The National: Constant phone use won't make you grow horns

Timothy Caulfield debunks a recent study that suggests youth are developing "horns" in their skulls as a result of cellphone use.

Standard UK: The dirty truth behind clean living

'Because the trillion-dollar wellness industry profits off virtue-signalling, we assume that wellness companies must align with these values,'...

OneZero Medium: Doctors Are Braving Social Media to Battle Medical Misinformation

Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta and host of the Netflix show A User's Guide to...

BBC: The Why Factor: Why do we care where we come from?

We all want a good story to tell about where we come from. Why do we seek the answers in the lives of our ancestors - even in the DNA they passed...

The Globe and Mail: Aromatherapy company Saje Natural Wellness enjoys the sweet smell of success

Timothy Caulfield, who examines health, wellness and beauty trends in the Netflix show A User's Guide to Cheating Death, says essential oils smell...

Kamloops Matters: B.C. Students call for opt-out organ-donation system in the province

Timothy Caulfield, a professor of law and public health at the University of Alberta, said while an opt-out system removes what appears to be the...

The National Post: Aging Capt. Kirk - William Shatner - undergoes 'restorative' stem cell therapy

Skeptics such as the University of Alberta's Timothy Caulfield say there is no good evidence from human trials to support the idea that injecting...

Beta Canada: Aging Capt. Kirk - William Shatner - undergoes 'restorative' stem cell therapy

"To be honest, it isn't even a scientifically plausible idea," Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, said in an email from...

Newswire: Ethical Debate Must Catch up With New Stem Cell Discoveries

And then there's the rising tide of victims, unsuspecting subjects of risky experimentation and customers paying for unproven or outright quack...

Spectrum News: Straightening out chiropractic's claim as a treatment for autism

"The law - and clinical ethics -demands that [chiropractors] be honest with their patients." Timothy Caulfield.

Halifax Today: Expert issues warning about 'unapproved' stem cell therapy for joint pain

"I call it science-ploitation, what they're doing is using this exciting area of science, stem cell research, regenerative medicine research in...

Global News: Stem cell therapy advertisements in Nova Scotia 'unproven,' experts say

"They are using this exciting area of science, stem cell research, regenerative medicine research, in order to sell an idea that doesn't really...

Gastropod: Eat This, Not That: The Surprising Science of Personalized Nutrition

Timothy Caulfield among others are interviewed.

The New York Times: Diet for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of Personalized Nutrition

"This research is fascinating and it's important," said Timothy Caulfield. Nonetheless, "if history tells us anything, it tells us that it's...

Digital Journal: Paltrow's first Canadian Goop store sees two products pulled

According to Timothy Caulfield, an Edmonton-based health science expert, some of the products marketed by Goop have no scientific basis, they lack...

Breakfast Television Toronto: 'Goop' brand opens pop-up shop in Yorkville

Timothy Caulfield talks with Mel about the pop-up shop opening of her brand, Goop, in Toronto.

The Star: Does pseudoscience backlash have any effect on Goop?

"There is growing recognition and more evidence that the spreading of health misinformation can do real harm." notes Timothy Caulfield.

ABC Triple J Hack: The rise of anti-vaxxers, pseudoscience

Anti-vaxx movement comes on @ 9:48. Timothy Caulfield comes on @ 21:49

The Guardian: DNA-based holidays encourage a dangerous flirtation with race

"Whenever biology is attached to a rough human classification system (ancestry, ethnicity, etc), the public, researchers and the media almost...

CanVax Emerging Topics: ET1: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Era of Fake News

Timothy Caulfield discusses the challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion and building vaccine confidence in an era of...

Omny: With Rob Breakenridge

Interviews Timothy Caulfield on the Stephan retrial.

630 CHED: Ryan Jespersen Show: Retrial begins for David and Collet Stephan

Timothy Caulfield comments.

The Star: Second trial to start for Alberta couple in son's meningitis death

"I think it's become even more important since 2016, because the problem of misinformation has intensified," said Timothy Caulfield, Research...

Global News: COMMENTARY: Calling the shots - how Canadian teens can defy their anti-vaxxer parents

By Timothy Caulfield, University of Alberta Special to Global News

The Body of Evidence: Interview - Timothy Caulfield Returns

Chris and Jonathan interview Timothy Caulfield, former guest of the show, health policy expert, and one of the major pro-science voices quoted in...

Huffington Post: Goop Is Getting Into Men's Wellness Now

Male wellness is often preoccupied with "this idea of overcoming obstacles," Timothy Caulfield said. "There's this masculine language about extreme...

folio: COMMENTARY || Vaccination: In Canada, many teenagers don't need parental consent

Educating teens about immunity and the value of vaccines should be a public health priority, argues health law expert Timothy Caulfield.

Global News: The sly ways anti-vaxxers are spreading misinformation online

"Just being exposed to a conspiracy theory, even if you're not a conspiracy theorist yourself, can have an influence on vaccination hesitancy,"...

National Post: Vaccination: In Canada, many teenagers don't need parental consent

Author: Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; and Research...

Health News Review: Viewers get scenery, not science, as CNN explores global 'secrets' to living longer

Timothy Caulfield wonders why CNN doesn't apply the same ethos to health care as it does to political news.

The Conversation: Vaccination: In Canada, many teenagers don't need parental consent

By Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; and Research Director,...

University of Alberta New Trail: Are you a sucker for pseudoscience?

When it comes to health claims, the line between fact and fiction can appear blurry. We're here to help. A lot of the information in the media or...

Ottawa Citizen: Gagné and Ravalia: We need to make it easier for parents to vaccinate their children

Then there's rampant online misinformation. Timothy Caulfield, professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of...

National Post: Tech CEOs call it 'biohacking,' but some highly restrictive diets resemble disordered eating

These diets, many of which have been around for decades, are being promoted with the newfangled Silicon Valley lexicon of "enhancing,"...

Breakfast Television Montreal: Fighting fake news with real facts

Why are we so attracted to fake news and false studies? Why do we listen to health advice from celebrities? Timothy Caulfield uses science-informed...

Le Droit: Nous devons faciliter la vaccination des enfants pour les parents

Puis il y a le fléau de la désinformation en ligne. Timothy Caulfield, titulaire professeur à la Faculté de droit et à l'École de la santé publique...

CJAD 800AM: Why are celebrities so easy to trick with pseudoscience?

Timothy Caulfield, host of "A User's Guide To Cheating Death" on Netflix and author of "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"

Medium: Don't Believe the Hype About Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

As a consequence of this cycle of hype "our perception of genetics is light-years ahead of what is currently achievable," Caulfield tells viewers...

AJMC: Panelists Discuss the Potential and Pitfalls of Disruption in Healthcare

At the first full day of sessions at ISPOR 2019, held May 18-22 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Daniel Kraft, MD, implored his audience of healthcare...

Newswise: The Dawn of Disruption in Healthcare

Newswise - New Orleans, LA, USA-May 20, 2019-ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), opened its ISPOR...

iHeartRadio: Exponential: Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law

Measles was all but eradicated in Canada in 1998, thanks to a successful vaccination program that created what doctors call 'herd immunity'....

Montreal Gazette: Brownstein: McGill conference tackles anti-vaxxers and fake science

'Celebrities just give oxygen to these ideas and allow these ideas to spread further and faster,' says Timothy Caulfield.

Today's Dietitian: Is it ready for prime time to inform personalized nutrition advice?

Timothy Caulfield finds the research surrounding nutrition-related genetic testing underwhelming. "For me, the data isn't definitive enough to...

CTV News Montreal: Fighting for science in the age of fake news

Featured Interview Timothy Caulfield on fighting for science in the age of fake news.

Breakfast Television Toronto: Sounding the alarm on anti-vaccination messages

As we begin to see an increase in measles cases, prevention against the virus is key. Canada Research chair Timothy Caulfield talks about the...

Canadian Blood Services: University of Alberta's Timothy Caulfield receives James Kreppner Award

This annual award named in James Kreppner's honour supports one high-quality research project that explores legal and policy questions relevant to...

The Suburban: Dr. Joe and company mark two decades of excellence in science at McGill

Following this retrospective, Timothy Caulfield, Dr. Schwarcz, Globe and Mail national health reporter Carly Weeks, and Ryan Armstrong, Executive...

Reuters Health: Alternative medicine practitioners may market bogus celiac tests, treatments

The study "Promotion of Testing for Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet Among Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners" published...

The Globe and Mail: Mother whose son died of the flu says she's become a target of anti-vaccine groups on Facebook

Timothy Caulfield says the recent experience highlights the uphill battle public health officials face in trying to stop vaccine misinformation....

The Guardian: Gwyneth Paltrow and Pete Buttigieg: a match made in intellectual hell

She's the postergirl for pseudoscience, he's the presidential candidate who's big of brain but short on policy. Timothy Caulfield; it may seem...

The Daily Beast: Pete Buttigieg Blasted for Cozying Up to Pseudoscience Goop Queen Gwyneth Paltrow

"Gwyneth Paltrow has built a successful brand by spreading health misinformation and embracing pseudoscience," Timothy Caulfield, chair of health...

Minn Post: Media often ignore ethical concerns about medical crowdfunding, study finds

Story on the "UofA's Health Law Institute's PLOS One" study on crowdfunding. Go Team!

Dame: Why Are So Many Women Rejecting Medical Science?

Timothy Caulfield notes the public knowledge around the dangers of spreading misinformation is growing. "Sometimes it does feel hopeless. But I do...

Vancouver Sun: Timothy Caulfield: Are we enabling harmful wellness woo?

Timothy Caulfield on popculture, wellness, and misinformation.

Genetics in Medicine: CRISPR in the North American popular press

Alessandro Marcon, Zubin Master, Vardit Ravitsky, and Timothy Caulfield.

The Edmonton Sun: Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in 'morally risky' experiment

The University of Alberta's Timothy Caulfield has warned that the more we humanize animals, the more it raises profoundly sticky moral questions,...

The Globe and Mail: We need more organ donors, but presumed consent is not a magical fix

Timothy Caulfield on the opt-out system and the evidence regarding the potential impact of this new law is far from clear.

Elemental Medium: The Self-Care Paradox

Timothy Caulfield talks about wellness activities and their scientific credibility.

Men's Health: Why Everyone's Buying CBD Even if Nobody Knows if it Works

Timothy Caulfield on CBD science and evidence.

Psychology Today: The New Pseudoscience Police: Coming to a Screen Near You

Timothy Caulfield and a User's Guide to Cheating Death are referenced.

Videnskab: Stjerneforsker: Derfor hopper vi på Gwyneth Paltrows sundhedsshow

Uvidenskabelige helseråd fra kendisser er populære som aldrig før, fordi vi stoler mindre på videnskaben, fortæller canadisk stjerneforsker og...

Global News: Can you still get sick if you're vaccinated?

Heard immunity protection is explained. Timothy Caulfield notes the small group of anti-vaxxers.

Men's Health: What to Know About the CBD at Your CVS

Timothy Caulfield notes the unclear evidence on CBD.

630 CHED: Poll: Most Canadians believe vaccines should be mandatory

13 minute interview; The Ryan Jespersen show featuring Timothy Caulfield on vaccines.

The Globe and Mail: Toronto Public Health cracking down vaccine misinformation

Public-health organizations have long promoted the safety and efficacy of vaccines. But the spread of false information online is making many...

Global News: Unvaccinated: How 'vaccine hesitancy' became a threat to public health

Anti-vaxxers are affecting the vaccination hesitants, notes Timothy Caulfield.

The Ottawa Citizen: Should doctors help teens get vaccinated behind their anti-vaxx parents' backs?

Under the 'mature minor' doctrine, a minor is deemed capable of giving consent if he or she has the maturity and intelligence to decide about their...

Healthy Debate Opinions: Medical colleges: Tell your members to stop providing unproven stem cell therapies

Blake Murdoch, Michael Rudnicki, and Timothy Caulfield.

The National Post: Who are the anti-vaxxers? Here's what we know - and how they got there in the first place

Those who are already faintly skeptical are more susceptible to the fear-mongering and rhetoric of hard-line anti-vaxxers, Caulfield said. The...

Dal Magazine: Fact Checker

Timothy Caulfield is the feature profile.

CBC: Stronger action urged against homeopathic products touted as alternatives to vaccines

Timothy Caulfield, Canada research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, says Health Canada needs to stop licensing unproven...

Think: CBD oil products promise miracle cures. But does science support the hype?

By Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, author of "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About...

CBC News: Calgary infectious disease doctor says referrals to specialty clinic increasing

Timothy Caulfield joined Constantinescu on Alberta at Noon on Friday. He says social media can make anti-vaxxers seem like a bigger group than they...

L'actualité: Un blogue de Mme Prince démontre les méfaits de la désinformation sur les vaccins

Timothy Caulfield souligne que des messages comme celui de Mme Price peuvent poser problème, car ils peuvent convaincre certains parents à demeurer...

The National Post: Three senior members of the council that regulates Ontario chiropractors have made anti-vaccination statements

Timothy Caulfield said these kinds of postings and comments don't help the public. "This is tremendously frustrating - but, unfortunately, not...

The National Post: Hockey wife's blog post highlights concerns over vaccine misinformation: experts

Timothy Caulfield, a Canada research chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, said posts like Price's are problematic because...

La Presse: Vaccins: des experts déplorent la désinformation sur les réseaux sociaux

Timothy Caulfield souligne que des messages comme celui de Mme Price peuvent poser problème, car ils peuvent convaincre certains parents à demeurer...

Simon Fraser University: SFU announces 2019 Honorary Degree recipients

Timothy Caulfield, professor, holds the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta. He is one of Canada's...

South China Morning Post: Can you pick athletes by their genes? Ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, China thinks so

CBC News: Misinformation on social media can spread hesitancy about vaccines, expert warns

University of Alberta professor Timothy Caulfield says medical professionals should take time to listen to people's individual concerns about...

CBC Listen: Misinformation on social media can create hesitancy about vaccinating, expert warns

Last week, Facebook announced it would lower its search rankings of groups and pages that promote anti-vaccination content, in an effort to slow...

Canadian Lawyer: Debunking pseudo-science

Law professor Timothy Caulfield's Netflix show and best-selling books target health fads and those who promote them

Forbes: What Anne Hathaway's Prank On 'Ellen' Said About Pseudoscience

What do celebrities have to do with pseudoscience? Ask Timothy Caulfield. He explained how celebrities have fueled the amazing rise in...

CMAJ News: Teens, vaccines and the age of consent

In the case of vaccines, teenagers can consent at an earlier age, arguably, than for complex medical interventions such as a surgery, says Timothy...

The Globe and Mail: Facebook to control anti-vaccine messaging, but not remove anti-vaccine groups

"Social media, including Facebook, also helps to polarize the discourse. In many ways, social-media platforms are polarization machines. The loud...

Global News: A 'good hook': Why some people listen to anti-vaccination messages

"They use fear and misinformation to push a science-free agenda. A critical assessment will lead people toward, not away, from vaccination," said...

Alberta Views: Should Vaccinations Be Mandatory?

The National Post: Anti-vaccine campaign 'very concerning,' says Ontario's health minister

"The profile of the 'antivax' movement, I think, is connected to this rise in populism and this growing distrust of experts … and our...

The Vancouver Sun: A third of Canadians say science on vaccines isn't 'quite clear': poll

Still, the data overall reflects some of the tension between those who believe vaccines are valuable "and those who have some degree of...

CBC News: You and your poo: Why fecal medicine could be the next big buzz

"You're seeing this stuff being marketed almost ahead of the science," said Timothy Caulfield, a University of Alberta professor who is studying...

Boston University: When Did Tom Brady, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kylie Jenner Become Our Doctors?

Caulfield, a University of Alberta law and public health professor, discusses "beauty bias," a proven phenomenon that attractive people experience...

folio: Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think

"The research shows these million-dollar football players might be increasing their chances of injury and probably decreasing their performance...

Self: The FDA Will Finally Crack Down on Dietary Supplements-Here's What Experts Have to Say

"This is a terrific development," Timothy Caulfield, research director at the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, tells SELF....

Forbes: Goop Enters Netflix Deal: Has Pseudoscience Found A New Platform?

Timothy Caulfield, "Goop has a Netflix deal - this is a dangerous win for pseudoscience"..."unlikely that the series will depart from the...

Medium: The Merger of Goop and Netflix Reveals What We Get Wrong About Pseudoscience

Some [evidence-based health experts including dietitians and doctors] promoted Timothy Caulfield's Netflix series, 'A User's Guide to Cheating...

STAT News: Precision medicine's rosy predictions haven't come true. We need fewer promises and more debate

Timothy Caulfield is referenced.

Vox: Netflix gives Gwyneth Paltrow's health hogwash a bigger platform with new series

"In this era of misinformation, it is tremendously frustrating to see an entity like Goop get yet another platform to spread science-free...

The Globe and Mail: Toronto conference to feature prominent anti-vaccine activist Del Bigtree

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta and critic of pseudo-science, said these types of...

The Daily Beast: Scientists Are Pissed That Netflix Is Legitimizing Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop

"It is very frustrating whenever these pseudoscientific voices get a bigger platform," said Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law and...

Real Screen: "Born This Way", "RuPaul's Drag Race" take 2019 Realscreen Awards

"A User's Guide to Cheating Death" wins 'Non-Fiction: Science & Technology' award.

Policy Options: When crowdfunding pays for bunk medical treatments

Crowdfunding platforms have a role to play in countering the misinformation spread by campaigns that raise money for unproven homeopathic...

CBC: Crowdfunding for a cure, spreading false hopes: U of A health professor raises alarm

Health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield, an outspoken critic of pseudoscience, studied the phenomenon along with Jeremy Snyder, a...

folio: COMMENTARY || In an era of misinformation, alternative medicine needs to be regulated

As misleading medical claims spread faster than truth, governments need to step up to protect the public, argues health-trend skeptic Timothy...

The Star Vancouver: Crowdfunding for homeopathic cancer treatment does more harm than good, study says

Professor Caulfield's studies are noted.

Forbes: 19% Of Adults Think They Have Food Allergies, How Many Really Do?

A research letter published in BMC Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology by Timothy Caulfield, LLM, LLB, and Christen Rachul, PhD, from the...

Business Insider: At least 13,000 people have donated money on GoFundMe for unproven cancer treatments, and it could be dangerous

Snyder and co-author Timothy Caulfield found that cancer patients launched GoFundMe campaigns for one of three reasons: 38% used unproven...

The Globe and Mail: Has Tim Caulfield become the Canadian nemesis of pseudoscience?

Timothy Caulfield is the host and co-producer of A User's Guide to Cheating Death.

National Post: The delusion of detoxing: There's no evidence to support holiday cleanses, experts say

The notion that detox diets and cleanses can purge our bodies of pollutants, pesticides and other toxic sludge is 'scientifically absurd,' experts...

The Star Edmonton: From Cadence Weapon to Connor McDavid, some famous Albertans on the Christmas presents they'll remember forever

Christmas presents local celebrities remember, Timothy Caulfield is one of them.

Second Opinion: 2018 - A year of change in Canadian public health

Future medical historians may one day view this as a remarkable year.

Heliyon: Influenza vaccination discourse in major Canadian news media, 2017-2018

How is influenza vaccination portrayed? An article by Blake Murdoch and Timothy Caulfield.

The National Post: Canadian scientists call creation of gene-edited babies 'premature' use of technology

Caulfield notes the use of the technology to reshape human DNA is "premature".

folio: CBD in cannabis no panacea for what ails us, say U of A experts

When asked whether an abundance of encouraging anecdotal reports should count for something, Caulfield is unequivocal.

NBC Think: Holiday detoxes promise to cleanse our bodies of toxins - but this wellness trend sells more snake oil than science

There is no solid science to support the idea that we need to detox our bodies in the way the purveyors of detoxification suggest. By Timothy...

The Bulletin: Cryotherapy arrives in Bend, but are its health benefits real or hype?

Timothy Caulfield talks about the cryotherapy hype and the possible placebo affect.

Oprah Magazine: 10 Factors You Should Consider Before Taking an at-Home DNA Test

Timothy Caulfield cautions that all the information may not be welcoming or positive.

canvax: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Era of Fake News

Timothy Caulfield discusses the challenges and opportunities for strengthening immunization promotion and building vaccine confidence in an era of...

The Ringer: How Aura Photography Invaded Instagram

"There's a growing body of evidence that shows social media spreads misinformation, and unfortunately misinformation gets more traction than...

Second Opinion: 'Call to Colleges' - to stop unproven stem cell therapies

Canadian college of physicians and surgeons have an obligation to stop their members from offering unapproved and unproven stem cell therapies -...

Psychology Today: When Doctors Have Extreme Views

Caulfield recently called for the creation of an independent body tasked with regulating the claims of alternative health professionals after...

Policy Options: Vaccines, public trust and learning from my hate mail

Column by Timothy Caulfield.

Vox: Adaptogens, the mysterious herbs that supposedly alleviate your stress, explained

Adaptogenic dusts, oils, and pills have a veneer of science, but there's not much evidence to back them up. Professor Caulfield provides expert...

CTV News at Five Interview: Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield is interviewed by CTV News and touches on his show, 'A User's Guide to Cheating Death'.

Global News: Goop-age wellness: Why are people so desperate to feel good?

Wellness companies also do a good job at making pseudoscience sound believable. By using terms that sound scientific, Caulfield said, companies are...

The Globe and Mail: Chiropractors at a crossroads: The fight for evidence-based treatment and a profession's reputation

For more than a decade, Ontario's regulator has been steered by 'vitalists' who promote unscientific treatments for virtually any disease. Now a...

Radio Canada: Pourquoi l'entreprise controversée de Gwyneth Paltrow séduit-elle?

Le chercheur Timothy Caulfield a écrit un livre sur les vedettes, comme Gwyneth Paltrow, qui se lancent dans l'industrie du bien-être

The Modern Times: BTHC Foundation banquet raises thousands

The speaker this year was Timothy Caulfield, a lawyer and professor at University of Alberta and the star of Netflix's "A User's Guide to Cheating...

The Social: New TV show tackles the world's latest health trends

'A User's Guide to Cheating Death' and Timothy Caulfield are focused on The Social.

CTV CP24: Timothy Caulfield talks about "A User's Guide to Cheating Death"

Podcast.

The Guardian: Is alkaline water a miracle cure - or BS? The science is in

"It is a science-y sounding idea that has intuitive appeal. Alkaline water is also part of the multitrillion-dollar wellness industry, much of...

Global News: Wellness wizards or gurus for the gullible? Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop lands in Vancouver

"Gwyneth has recommended allowing bees to sting your face as a kind of therapy and people have actually died using that therapy, so it's...

WRVO NPR: Health information: When it's right, when it's wrong and what it all means

Timothy Caulfield is among experts interviewed in this podcast on where you get your health and wellness information.

folio: Food bans not legally required in schools: study

"Given the prevalence of childhood food allergies and the amount of time kids spend at school where they may be exposed to allergens, we set out to...

Daily Times: US craze for DNA 'heritage' tests may bolster racism, critics warn

Timothy Caulfield, a specialist in health care law at the University of Alberta in Canada, warns that the DNA tests might even be reinforcing...

folio: Science a tough sell in a world full of miracle cures, says U of A health skeptic

TV series featuring U of A professor Timothy Caulfield returns for second season to bust myths about sleep, germs, relationships and more.

CBC Listen: Tilting At the Health Claim Windmill

A new docu-series "A User's Guide to Cheating Death" is streaming on Netflix and with each episode, Timothy Caulfield challenges the science behind...

University Affairs: Academics fight back against junk science, health scams

Pseudo-science "erodes our critical thinking, and that might be the most serious damage in the long run," says Timothy Caulfield.

CBC RCI: The wonderful world of snake oil promoters and people who believe them

Claims vs science: New Canadian series explores miracle diets, anti-ageing cures, and other wellness fads

Vice: This Netflix Show Explores Why People Do Detoxes and Other Wellness Trends

Timothy Caulfield explores our attraction to alternative health practices in 'A User's Guide to Cheating Dea