All posts by Steven Novella

Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

New Studies on the Origin of COVID-19

New evidence strongly supports the conclusion that SARS-CoV-2 emerged from the wet markets of Wuhan, killing the lab-leak hypothesis.

/ July 27, 2022

Excess in Non-COVID Deaths

What are the true causes of the excess non-COVID deaths during the pandemic?

/ July 20, 2022

The Science of Biological Sex

What does the science actually say about biological sex?

/ July 13, 2022

Possible Universal Coronavirus Vaccine

New research potentially points the way to a universal coronavirus vaccine and other applications.

/ July 6, 2022

COVID Associated With Neurodegenerative Disorders

COVID infection has been associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative and neurovascular disease - another reason to keep our eye on this serious illness.

/ June 29, 2022

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Multivitamins

An updated review of the evidence reinforces that routine vitamin use is mostly worthless.

/ June 22, 2022

How Safe is CBD?

CBD is a drug, but sold as both a drug and herbal supplement. What does the current evidence say about its safety?

/ June 15, 2022

Is There a Replication Crisis?

The true causes and implications of the replication problem in science.

/ June 8, 2022

Black Market Anti-virals

New antivirals for COVID have rapidly led to a black market in dubious knock-offs.

/ June 1, 2022

Should We Fear the Monkeypox?

A recent outbreak of monkeypox is likely containable, but people are understandably concerned.

/ May 25, 2022