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Are You a Sucker for Pseudoscience?

Just remember that, when it comes to claims about health, research is your friend

By Emily Senger

May 28, 2019 •

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 on the Internet isn't "out-there alternative stuff," says Timothy Caulfield, '87 BSc(Spec), '90 LLB. "A lot of it appears to be rooted in science. It's challenging because it seems so legitimate." Caulfield is a champion of science. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and is a popular author and speaker on pseudoscience and health fads. He hosts the Netflix documentary series A User's Guide to Cheating Death. We created a quiz based on his tips to avoid being duped by pseudoscience

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