At Least 68 People Are Nearly Blind After A Botched Drug Was Injected Into Their Eyeballs
Their tragedies expose a shadowy US industry that sells drugs with little government oversight.
Cornell Just Found Brian Wansink Guilty Of Scientific Misconduct And He Has Resigned
His last day will be June 30, 2019.
Cornell University Food Scientist Brian Wansink Just Had Six More Studies Retracted
Wansink, who is still teaching at Cornell, has now retracted 13 papers in total.
A Prison Study Aims To End The “Salt Wars.” It Turns Out The Salt Industry Wants To Help Fund It.
A proposed health study of low-salt diets on prisoners has undisclosed salt industry funding.
Does Google Actually Make Us Dumber? That Study — And Many Others — Were Just Called Into Question.
“Our study in hindsight was outright silly,” one scientist said.
Transgender Athletes Can Now Compete In The CrossFit Games
“CrossFit admitted they’re wrong and is making it right,” trans athlete Chloie Jönsson told BuzzFeed News.
Jordan Peterson Says Meat Cured His Depression. Now His Daughter Is Charging People To Chat About The “Carnivore Diet.”
Mikhaila Peterson, 26, is now making money off a new kind of diet that allegedly cured her depression and arthritis: all meat, all the time.
Here's A Bizarre Medical Scam That Even The FDA Can't Figure Out
A rash of official-looking warning letters may be linked to an "international extortion scam," the FDA said.
CrossFit’s “Holy War”: The Rise And Fall Of Its Science Crusader
CrossFit’s strident spokesperson Russell Berger was winning a war against junk science — until his anti-LGBT bigotry got him fired.
CrossFit Just Fired Its Spokesperson Who Said LGBT Pride Is A “Sin”
“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the fuck up' and hide out for a while. It’s sad,” CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News.
The CEO Who Injected Himself With An Experimental Herpes Therapy Was Found Dead In A Sensory Deprivation Tank
The body of 28-year-old startup CEO Aaron Traywick was found Sunday morning in a spa in Northwest DC.
Those Studies About Pasta Being Good For You? Some Are Paid For By Barilla.
Facing pressure from the low-carb movement, Barilla and other companies are funding and promoting research that argues pasta is healthy.
Facebook Bans Tobacco Ads, But The Tobacco Industry Finds Other Ways To Market To Teens On The Platform
As Facebook comes under fire for its advertising and data-sharing practices, researchers have discovered that e-cigarettes and other tobacco products are being hawked on the platform to teens.
Hundreds Of Researchers Are Trying To Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies
Tired of flashy research that fails to hold up, psychologists around the world are taking it upon themselves to redo influential studies.
After A Torrent Of Criticism, A Journal Just Retracted A Study Pushing The Trendy “Gut Makeover” Diet
A journal just retracted a study supporting the “Gut Makeover” diet, one of countless ventures to seize on microbiome hype.
Customers Are Suing A Fertility Center That May Have Damaged Thousands Of Eggs And Embryos
At least two lawsuits have been filed against Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco after thousands of frozen eggs and embryos were potentially damaged.
The FDA Is Cracking Down On A Website That Lets You Take A Vision Test From Home
Opternative, a startup that lets people get a glasses prescription without leaving home, has received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration.
The Seven Biggest Lies Theranos Told
Theranos, led by CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes, raised more than $700 million on the promise of a revolutionary blood-testing technology that never materialized. The Securities and Exchange Commission just charged Holmes with “massive fraud.”
The “Right To Try” Unapproved Therapies Just Got Shot Down, And Medical Experts Are Relieved
A law that would give terminally ill patients the “right to try” unapproved treatments — and largely bypass federal regulators — failed to pass the House of Representatives on Tuesday.