How a Fake ISIS threat was used to market pseudoscience

Dr. Mukesh Harilal Shukla, who claims to have studied B.Com (HA College of Commerce, Ahmedabad), and later an MD and PhD in Alternative Medicines (see the prerequisite for these courses here) is a bio-herbal research scientist based in Ahmedabad, G...

Scientific research ascertains mercury toxicity but Sadhguru continues to endorse it for Indian traditional medicines

The Union cabinet of India approves the ratification of Minamata Convention on mercury to ban its usage. Sadhguru (Isha foundation) endorses mercury use in Ayurveda and Siddha medicines. Sadhguru indulges in pseudoscience on mercury where he c...

P-500 Paracetamol tablet doesn’t contain Machupo virus, hoax shared over 270,000 times on Facebook

A social media hoax that has been viral since early 2017 and has been denounced multiple times continues to be viral on Facebook and WhatsApp. The text of the hoax states, "URGENT WARNING! Be careful not to take the paracetamol that comes written P-5...

Is Homeopathy an effective form of treatment?

Samuel Hahnemann, born on the 10th of April 1755 in Meissen, a small town in Eastern Germany was the father of homeopathy whose ideas have been documented, referred to and practised upon widely by the world’s homeopathic practitioners. He has written...

An eye injury in Haryana that almost led to blindness from using cow urine treatment

¨A 24-year-old male presented with complaints of pain, difficulty in opening and blurred vision in both eyes for the last 48 hours. The symptoms had started right after instillation of some eye drops by a village quack. These eye drops were proposed ...

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