Paul A. Offit

Jul. 05, 2013

Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?

In his new book, Paul Offit writes that many alternative treatments are unproven, or worse, harmful.

alternative medicine, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, chinese medicine, complementary medicine

Jan. 07, 2011

Paul Offit and 'Deadly Choices'

Infectious disease researcher Paul Offit discusses vaccine research and the anti-vaccine movement.

vaccines, vaccination, disease, autism, pseudoscience

Aug. 29, 2008

Childhood Vaccinations

With kids set to head back to school, we'll talk about the childhood vaccinations required in much of the country. Parental resistance to vaccines has diseases such as measles on the rise.

vaccines, vaccination, autism, measles, public health

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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