Timothy Caulfield


Timothy Caulfield is an author and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta.

25 Contributions
by Timothy Caulfield

Is bothsidesism killing us? (And why scientific consensus matters)

Our information ecosystem has become a massive false-balance machine. We need a more accurate representation of science and to correct misrepresentations wherever they emerge.

by Timothy Caulfield

Misinformation: Yep, still a problem

We are seeing a strange revisionist spin on the issue of misinformation. But misinformation has done and is continuing to do serious harm. It is killing us.

by Timothy Caulfield

An open letter to Alternative Medicine

Please, Alternative Medicine, stop using untrue assertions to justify your existence. You can’t fix the problems of the conventional system with unproven therapies and misinformation.

by Timothy Caulfield

We can’t fight pandemic with bad science

by Timothy Caulfield Blake Murdoch Michael Rudnicki

Medical colleges: Tell your members to stop providing unproven stem cell therapies

by Vanessa Milne Timothy Caulfield Joshua Tepper

Seven ways to talk to anti-vaxxers (that might actually change their minds)

by Karen Palmer Sachin Pendharkar Timothy Caulfield

Does eating more probiotic bacteria really make us healthier?

by Timothy Caulfield

Stem cell miracles don’t live up to the hype

by Vanessa Milne Timothy Caulfield Jill Konkin

IgG tests promise to reveal food sensitivities. But are they science or science-ish?

by Karen Palmer Timothy Caulfield Maureen Taylor

Is Canadian research falling prey to predatory journals?

by Timothy Caulfield

Hey Canada, let’s stop the homeopathy lie

by Vanessa Milne Jeremy Petch Timothy Caulfield

Is organic food healthier?

by Emily Stachera Jeremy Petch Timothy Caulfield

Obesity is killing us. So why can’t we do anything about it?

by Vanessa Milne Mike Tierney Timothy Caulfield

‘An imperfect tool’: The controversy over whether BMI is the best measure of obesity

by Wendy Glauser Timothy Caulfield

Is wisdom teeth removal really warranted?

by Wendy Glauser Timothy Caulfield Debra Bournes

Confused about the mixed messages on GMO foods? Here’s what the evidence says

by Wendy Glauser Sachin Pendharkar Timothy Caulfield

Should Canadian communities continue to fluoridate water?

by Vanessa Milne Mike Tierney Timothy Caulfield

Should pharmacies sell natural health products?

by Vanessa Milne Irfan Dhalla Timothy Caulfield

How Norway’s innovative library made high-quality health information free for everyone

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