3 ways doctors can help debunk medical myths

It's tempting to give up in the face of 'jade eggs' but doctors are being urged to keep fighting

All doctors can — and should — play a part in challenging pseudoscience, from the small ways such as smiling through the 20th debunk of the day, to doing the "tough forensic work necessary" to expose medical fraud, researchers say.

Jade egg

It is understandable doctors feel tempted to give up in the face of fake health news, such as claims made by Gwyneth Paltrow’s company Goop that vaginas are so 'unclean' they require the assistance of a jade egg to aid hygiene.

“However, rather than despairing about the apparent elasticity of

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