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University of Alberta: COVID, Climate and Conspiracy Symposium: Combating Misinformation in Science and Mathematics Classrooms

Fighting Misinformation: Debunking Works, If Done Well! Speaker: Timothy Caulfield Today! January 21, 2021 @ 4pm

Citizen Times: Can you eat to boost immunity? FTC cracks down on false claims, experts offer real advice

While "healthfully is important, it's dangerous to give people false hope that certain supplements will ward off the virus".

Tidewater Books: Relax, Dammit!

Just 'Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety' is the #CanLit in-store we need today! lol @PenguinCanada #IReadCanadian #ShopSmall...

Gizmodo: What Scientists Wish They Knew a Year Ago About the Covid-19 Pandemic

Caulfield, “While we all realized that #misinformation was going to be a big issue, we should have taken it even more seriously from the very...

University of Manitoba: Health Resilience in the Age of Fear & Misinformation: The Dr. Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture

Featuring Timothy Caulfield, award winning author, professor of health law & science policy, speaker and TV host. Takes place Feb. 18.

The Commentary: Timothy Caulfield discusses his new book Relax, Dammit! with Joseph Planta

Planta: "It’s a fascinating book, as well as sometimes worrying. And it’s entertaining throughout."

CTV Edmonton: Blue Monday Myths

Is Blue Monday really the saddest day of the year? Timothy Caulfield gives us the facts.

CBC Radio: Compassion is key to combatting conspiracy theories, says law prof

Timothy Caulfield talking with Jeff Douglas on @Mainstreethfx about this complex issue.

The Walrus: In conversation with Timothy Caulfield

Did you know research shows that 80% of people check their phones within five minutes of waking up? Timothy Caulfield looks at the science behind...

Petronela Rotar: relax, dammit!

"...it is one of the most practical science popularization books I have read..." Or, in Romanian: "...e una dintre cele mai practice cărți de...

Global News: The ethics of vaccine rollout: Who should be in Alberta’s Phase 2?

Blake Murdoch, Research Associate with the HLI is featured.

Relax Dammit: Don't Let Health Misinformation Stress You Out!

Demolished records for the best-attended webinar ever from UAlberta's Alumni Relations. The fascinating hour-long event is available to hear until...

Timmins Today: The ‘infodemic’ is not helping people truly understand COVID and vaccines, panel says

Science communicators discuss the issue of misinformation on social media

University of Calgary: 37th Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals

January 16 Timothy Caulfield presents Keynote "The Weird and the Wonderful of COVID-19"

The Toronto Star: The “infodemic” is not helping people truly understand COVID and vaccines

“There is so much misinformation that is out there.”

Alberta Primetimes: Review: Relax, Dammit! a welcome read in the age of misinformation and anxiety

Edmonton author Timothy Caulfield wants readers to consider science in everyday life decisions, from anxiety-inducing choices around toothpaste and...

Cityline: 3 strategies to relax in a time of information anxiety

Timothy Caulfield chats with Tracy Moore on Cityline.

Science-ing Daily Decisions With Timothy Caulfield: Coffee

Is coffee good for you, bad for you, or what? University of Alberta health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield weighs in based on the evidence

folio: Stop worrying and love the science, says U of A misinformation expert in new book

TODAY Health law and policy professor Timothy Caulfield takes readers through an average day to show how evidence can allay our fears and inform...

The Walrus: What’s More Dangerous than Leaping Out of a Plane?

Most things, it turns out. But science rarely shapes our decision making the way fear does

Nature Index: Rise of the zombie ants

The pressure on researchers to produce results with social and economic impact could be driving hype in biomedical research, says Timothy...

Audio File Magazine: Your Day, Your Way

The Hype Magazine: 3 “New Year, New You” Books Worth Checking Out For 2021

"Your Day, Your Way!" "...the book is a friendly, funny, fact-based guide to changing how you make decisions..."

Global News: Correlation between the pandemic and misinformation

Timothy Caulfield notes evidence shows a correlation between the pandemic and misinformation

Global News: No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Timothy Caulfield warns COVID-19 misinformation is having direct impact on vaccination hesitancy – Nov 18, 2020

Laurentian University: COVID-19 Infodemic: Misinformation in a Global Pandemic Era

January 13 Live 9am EST

Chatelaine: Make Better Choices In 2021: Timothy Caulfield Is Here To Help

With his new book, Relax, Dammit!, the health and science myth buster wants to make our many daily decisions—around food, sex, coffee and kids—a...

The Edmonton Journal: Audrey's Books picks its favourite local reads from 2020

Relax, Dammit: A user’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety, Timothy Caulfield

The Agenda TVO: Relax Dammit!

Everything you thought you knew about what brings stress into your life... you may not actually know.

University of Alberta Event: Relax Dammit: Don't Let Health Misinformation Stress You Out!

January 12, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Faculty of Law UofA: Misinformation critic Timothy Caulfield presents webinar open to public

Health law expert will separate science-based health claims from phony ‘truisms’ in webinar on January 12.

Check up CBC: COVID-19, Vaccines and Public Health Policy

Talking COVID-19, Vaccines and Public Health Policy.

The Times UK: ARE YOU AN OVERTHINKER? PANDORA SYKES ON HOW TO STOP

In new book, Relax!, Caulfield notes "the good stuff is drowned out by a torrent of fake news, conspiracy theories & celebrity quacks, so we...

The Record: At the Library: "Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety," by Timothy Caulfield

"Caulfield goes beyond clichés by taking us through a hypothetical day and the dozens of decisions we make..."

Psychology Today: Worried for Nothing?

A review of Timothy Caulfield’s new book, Your Day, Your Way.

The Edmonton Journal: The best in local books, 2020 edition, pandemic be damned

Say what you will about 2020, it was a captivating year for books by local authors — even if, like Timothy Caulfield’s myth-busting Relax, Dammit!:...

Edmonton Journal: Year in Review

Timothy Caulfield poses for a photo at his Edmonton home, Wednesday April 1, 2020. Caufield received over $300,000 in grants to track...

Brock Star Gaming: This Year's Best Audiobooks 2020

The Science of Celebrity or is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? by Timothy Caulfield

ConscienHealth: 2020 Concept of the Year: Immunity

Timothy Caulfield has collaborated on two studies that document the exploitation of this wish. An analysis of internet content about immune...

The Guardian: Nonfiction to look out for in 2021

Timothy Caulfield's 'Relax: A User's Guide to Life in the Age of Anxiety'

Apple Podcast: SGEM Xtra: Relax - Damm It!

December 21, 2020

CBC Radio Active: Mr Covid

An Alberta government ad is meant to show how easily COVID can be transmitted. Timothy Caulfield talks with Adrienne Pan.

SGEM XTRA: RELAX – DAMM IT!

Tim came on the SGEM and discussed his new book called Relax, Dammit! A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. Listen to the podcast to hear us...

City News: How to have conversations with COVID-19 conspiracy theorists

Timothy Caulfield with the University of Alberta said protests defying COVID-19 restrictions have been a common scene in the province but...

NBC News: Covid vaccine and mask conspiracies succeed when they appeal to identity and ideology

Once a person feels part of a community or a movement, the adherence to a science-free, health misinformation position may begin to feel brave.

The Edmonton Journal: Relax, Dammit: Timothy Caulfield uses science to tackle anxiety in new book

"I’ve been fascinated with misinformation and the way science and research are twisted in pop culture. I wanted to get a sense of how those forces...

20 stories that defined the University of Alberta in 2020

5. A myth-busting expert battled the ‘infodemic’. Health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield is well known for his unceasing efforts to counter...

Outside Online: The 2020 Sweat Science Holiday Book List

Featuring ‘Your Day, Your Way,’ by Timothy Caulfield

Stat News: The polio vaccine had Elvis. Can celebrities similarly spur acceptance of the Covid-19 vaccine?

“I think it’s going to be harder to have an Elvis Presley moment with Covid,” said Timothy Caulfield, a health policy professor at the University...

The Current with Matt Galloway

Timothy Caulfield on overcoming the anxiety of everyday life. Interview starts at 31:40

Refinery 29: The Best Way To Set Anti-Vaxxers Straight About COVID-19 Myths

“The amount of misinformation right now is simply unbelievable,” says Timothy Caulfield, Canada’s pre-eminent bad science debunker.

Rolling Stone: ‘Pastel QAnon’ Is Infiltrating the Natural Parenting Community

Caulfield says that thanks in part to anti-vaccine groups and influencers, “there’s absolutely no doubt misinformation is having an impact on...

CBC: Here's why one expert says you shouldn't text on the toilet

Timothy Caulfield unpacks the cause of our everyday anxiety, and what we can do about it

CBC Radio: Will you be first or last in line for the COVID-19 vaccination?

Timothy Caulfield amoung others discuss the COVID-19 vaccination.

Charles Adler Global News Radio: The thinking behind making good decisions

Charles Adler talks with Timothy Caulfield on how to relax during the pandemic and everyday life.

The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn: Communication is key to overcoming vaccine hesitancy"

Timothy Caulfied speaks with Stephen Quinn about the best way to get people who are unsure -- not against -- vaccination to take the needle.

Global News: Was the COVID-19 vaccine 'rushed', and the trials faked? Many are worried about taking the drug developed in less than a year.

“The public, for the very first time, is watching the science unfold." Timothy Caulfield

National Post: Liberals announce a vaccine-harms compensation program

Timothy Caulfied, the Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta who has spoken extensively about misinformation...

Interview with The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano

Frank Morano talks with Timothy Caulfield on vaccine hesitancy starting at 25:18 on December 11 show.

Global News: Fact or Fiction: Was the COVID-19 vaccine ‘rushed’ and the trials faked?

“The public, for the very first time, is watching the science unfold,” said Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy....

The Evan Solomon Show

Talks with Timothy Caulfield on his new book and vaccine hesitancy

Real Agriculture: Fist bumps, early birds, and good boredom — a LIVE! with Timothy Caulfield

If you’re feeling rather exhausted, anxious, and a little overwhelmed, author Timothy Caulfield might know why.

Timothy Caulfield Fights The Battle Against Bunk On Skeptical Inquirer Presents, Dec. 17

On December 17, Timothy Caulfield on the Infodemic: Debunking Works, So Let’s Get to It!

Global News: Aalia Adam chats with Timothy Caulfield on his new book "Relax Dammit"

Global News Weekend host Aalia Adam speaks with Health Policy Expert Timothy Caulfield about his new book ‘Relax Dammit: A User’s Guide to the Age...

CDTRP 7th Annual Scientific Meeting: Timothy Caulfield Keynote speaker

"Battling this infodemic in the time of COVID"

MAFP: Disrupting the cycle of misinformation

This fall, Timothy Caulfield, Canadian health law and science professor and best-selling author, addressed America’s family physicians about the...

Congrès Scientifique Annuel 2020 du PRDTC

Nous sommes ravis d'avoir Timothy Caulfield comme orateurs de marque aujourd'hui.

CTV News: New Book "Relax Dammit" Vaccines and Misinformation

Really enjoyed this chat on CTV News Edmonton! Talked about my new book (#RelaxDammit!) & vaccine misinformation! Misinformation & twisted facts...

Global News: Living in the Age of Anxiety

University of Alberta health law professor Timothy Caulfield says many of the decisions we believe are healthy and safe just simply aren't. He...

Globe and Mail: Opinion: Rant all you want. It won’t help you feel better

The year 2020 has provided us with many things to rant about. Infuriating conspiracy theories. Tone-deaf responses to social justice issues. The...

The Loop: New book uses science to reveal how to lead a less stressful life

Timothy Caulfield’s ‘Relax, Dammit!’ shares research-based insight on how to lead a healthier life, and make better decisions.

Skeptical Inquirer Presents: Timothy Caulfield - The Infodemic: Debunking Works (Let's Get To It!)

Webinar December 17, 2020 click here to register

National Post: COVID shaming on the rise again in Canada, just in time for Christmas

“Remember that it’s very difficult to change (people’s) minds. Focus your conversations on what the consensus is, what the science says, and what...

Farm Marketer: Episode 113 "Relax, Dammit" with Timothy Caulfield

Tracy Brunet and Timothy Caulfield chat about his new book "Relax Dammit! A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety"

ISN World Congress of Nephrology: Virtual WCN 2021 Plenary Lectures

The #ISNWCN plenary lecturers receive worldwide acclaim for their influence in health and medical research. Highly-cited authors, a Nobel-prize...

CTV News: Hesitant Albertans will warm to vaccinations, says U of A professor

“The optimistic side of me believes that once this starts to roll out, once people see the efficacy, that more and more Albertans are going to get...

CBC News: The best Canadian nonfiction of 2020

Relax, Dammit! by Timothy Caulfield

The Rad Dads Show - Tim Caulfield (Author, Health Law Expert)

Tim Caulfield is a Health Law expert, pseudoscience debunker, award-winning author, TV show host, and all around rad dad. Tim joins us just as he...

Relax Dammit - Out Today!

The Fact and Fiction Behind Your Daily Decisions by Timothy Caulfield.

Global News: Tim Caulfield warns COVID-19 misinformation is having direct impact on vaccination hesitancy

Despite a grim week in Alberta with rising COVID-19 active cases and death toll, University of Alberta law professor and Canada research chair in...

Your Day, Your Way The Fact and Fiction Behind Your Daily Decisions

It's age of misinformation, fearmongering & twisted facts. Does this reality impact your daily decisions? Yep.

The Faculty of Law condemns racism directed at Professor Ubaka Ogbogu

The Faculty of Law stands in unqualified solidarity with our colleague Professor Ogbogu.

CBC News: Opinion: The politics behind Jason Kenney's 'tepid' response to COVID-19

Timothy Caulfield, an expert in health law at the University of Alberta, says the province needs a co-ordinated and transparent approach when...

Global News: Tackling COVID-19 misinformation

Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy Timothy Caulfield joins Global News Morning Calgary via Skype to discuss COVID-19 misinformation in...

CBC: Secret recordings reveal political directives, tension over Alberta's pandemic response

University of Alberta's Tim Caulfield says the province needs a transparent approach to pandemic policy.

CBC News: Alberta Government Overruled Experts

Natasha Fatah talks with Timothy Caulfield, Health Law Professor, University of Alberta

University of Calgary: Meet our fall 2020 honorary degree recipients

Recipients will address Class of 2020 at today’s virtual convocation ceremonies. Timothy Caulfield

Justice William deWit and Professor Timothy Caulfield receive honorary degrees from University of Calgary

Timothy Caulfield received Honorary Degree from University of Calgary

Research Money: COVID science has created a sea of bad data, conflicting results and exaggerated headlines. We can do better.

By Timothy Caulfield, Tania Bubela, Jonathan Kimmelman and Vardit Ravitsky

RCIScience: Stranger than Fiction: Fighting Misinformation with Timothy Caulfield article

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

Center for Inquiry: Ten New Fellows Elected To Committee For Skeptical Inquiry

Timothy Caulfield: Goop Buster

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?...

CBC News: Experts worry that making a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory could harm public trust

Health law professor Timothy Caulfield says there is insufficient data on the effects of a COVID-19 vaccine, something that would need to be...

CBC News: 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

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...

Global News: Caulfield warns covid-19 misinformation direct impact on vaccine hesitancy

Alberta Primetime: COVID-19 Vaccine roll out

Matthew Higgins talks to Professor Ubaka Ogbogu on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan: Cultivating Trust Conference

Register here November 25 1:20 PM: Infodemic: Is Misinformation Killing Us? Cow urine, bleach, and cocaine have all been recommended as COVID 19...

One TV: A User's Guide to Cheating Death

WEEKNIGHTS NOV. 13 - DEC, 1, 2020 | 10PM ET / 7 PT SAT. & SUN., NOV. 21 - DEC. 27, 2020 | MIDNIGHT ET / 9PM PT The anti-aging industry is worth...

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...

ARCHE ECHO: Your Starring Role in Health Research! What research participation can look like

A conversation between Dr. Timothy Caulfield and Kelli Buckreus about what research participation can look like and why it's so important to get...

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...

CTV News: Is trust in public health guidance eroding amid 'mixed messages'?

Timothy Caulfield says skepticism is bound to rise when medical directives shift to reflect new evidence.

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...

UAlberta launches free online Science Literacy course

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and star of Netflix’s “A User's Guide to Cheating Death” on pseudoscience

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!

Health Research Fact or Fiction? Five questions to help you navigate health claims

Critical thinking key! Battle the #infodemic

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...

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Battling vaccine myths

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...

CBC: Alberta health advocates alarmed by anti-vaxx documentary screened in theatres, libraries

'It’s total propaganda based on people’s emotions,' expert says

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 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 society.

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...

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