Mo' Science, Mo' Problems? (with Mo News!)
The Unbiased Science Podcast
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5d ago
On this week's episode of the pod, Jess is joined by Emmy-winning Executive Producer and Journalist, Mosheh Oinounou to talk about communication. The two discuss the ways they are both committed to disseminating non-partisan information to the general public. They discuss balancing the credibility of information, nuance, and context with the clickbait nature of social media and the ways we consume information online. They share some tips for effective communication as well as red flags of misinformation. This is a very interesting conversation that you do not want to miss! All our sources from ..read more
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Are You What You Eat? Digging Into The Docuseries
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
2w ago
On this week's episode of the pod, Jess chats with Meghann Featherstun about the Netflix docuseries, "You Are What You Eat." The pair kick things off with a summary of the premise of the docuseries (which centers around the purported benefits of a vegan diet) and the study upon which it was based, the "Stanford Twin Study". They dig deeper into the specifics of the study design, study findings, strengths, and limitations. The two discuss certain clinical markers used in the study to piece together the impacts of a vegan diet (compared to an omnivorous diet). They more generally discuss ways to ..read more
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We’re Not Ovary-acting: Women’s Health Myths Are The Worst
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
1M ago
On this week’s episode of the pod, Jess is joined by Dr. Karen Tang (OB/Gyn and science communicator) to debunk common women’s health myths and misconceptions. In honor of Endometriosis month, the two docs start there and discuss what endometriosis is and isn’t, how it’s diagnosed, and treated. Next, they chat about PCOS and discuss the lack of evidence supporting special diets purported to cure it. The conversation shifts to bacterial vaginosis (and BV trends on TikTok that— spoiler alert— are not evidence-based), HPV, birth control, and more. You don’t want to miss this! All our sources fro ..read more
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Dishin' on Food and Nutrition Myths with Dr. Idz
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by @unbiasedscipod
1M ago
On this episode of the pod, Jess sits down with Dr. Idz to debunk misinformation about food and nutrition (yep, it's time for school)! The conversation kicks off with a discussion about differences in approaches to food policy and regulation in the US versus the UK and other countries. Next, the two discuss common myths including that seed oils cause inflammation (they don't) and that processed foods are inherently bad for you. This leads into a deeper discussion about processed versus ultraprocessed foods-- and how the bigger issue is the proportion of diet that comprises ultraprocessed foods ..read more
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Don't Be LEAD Astray About Heavy Metals In Stanley Cups and Baby Food
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
1M ago
This week's episode of Unbiased Science tackles a topic that has garnered a lot of attention due to recent headlines: heavy metals-- more specifically, LEAD! Lead made the news as being detected in baby food pouches and the-very-trendy Stanley cups. So what's real and what's not? Jess interviews Dr. Norb Kaminski, a renowned toxicologist, to dig into the risks. The conversation kicks off with a discussion of heavy metals, what they are, potential sources for human exposure, and signs of lead exposure. Next, Jess and Norb chat about the FDA's investigation into baby food pouches and their recen ..read more
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Tylenol on the Spectrum: Investigating the Autism Link
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
1M ago
On this week's episode of the pod, we'll walk through a study together! Jess leads a journal club session, diving deep into a study about the potential link between prenatal Tylenol use and signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (measured using language assessments). She shares her approach to understanding research and breaks down a specific study, highlighting crucial elements like research design, sample selection, and how comparison groups are created. Jess analyzes the results, explains the statistics, and examines the study's strengths and limitations. Finally, she sums up the key takeaw ..read more
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Sweet Nothings: The Glucose Goddess Sugarcoats Claims
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
2M ago
On this week's episode of the pod, we are joined (again!) by the Docs Who Lift -- Drs. Karl and Spencer Nadolsky -- to discuss the 'Glucose Goddess' and her "Anti-Spike" supplement. We dig into the supplement's ingredients and how effective they really are (or aren't). We discuss blood sugar fluctuations and why short-term changes usually don't impact our health. We explore how our bodies use sugar, bust the myth that "natural" means "safe," and talk about possible risks for disordered eating and unnecessary health worries. Finally, we cover healthy ways for diabetics to manage their condition ..read more
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Flossophy 101: Brushing Up On Dental Health
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
2M ago
This week, we are joined by Dr. Ashley Lerman, Board-certified Pediatric Dentist, to chat about, you guessed it: oral hygiene. You have a question about your mouth? We've got you covered. We tackle how often you should go to the dentist, best practices for brushing your teeth (do you really need to shell out for the electric toothbrush?), flossing, and more. We discuss the persistent myths about fluoride, and the importance of it for dental health. We talk about some health hacks that circulate on TikTok (spoiler: oil pulling is not helpful) and what IS actually evidence-based to support your ..read more
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Science For Sale: When Huberman Became HuberSCAM
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
2M ago
On this week's episode of the pod, we are joined by Drs. Spencer and Karl Nadolsky (Docs Who Lift) to discuss concerns surrounding Dr. Andrew Huberman, a popular science communicator. We set the stage with a conversation about Huberman's background and his growing platform-- and how his content has evolved over time. We highlight the potential harm of misinformation in the wellness industry and the ways that Huberman has blurred the line between science and pseudoscience. We discuss the importance of context and nuance in scientific discussions-- and the reliance on well-designed human studies ..read more
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Menopause: Puberty’s Older, HOTTER Sister
The Unbiased Science Podcast
by @unbiasedscipod
3M ago
This week, we are joined by one of your top requested guests: the amazing Dr. Jen Gunter, OB/GYN and pain medicine physician and world-renowned health communicator, to tackle all things menopause. We start with a broad overview of menopause. We cover diagnosis and symptom management options. We discuss menopause hormone therapy and address commonly asked questions. AND OF COURSE, we debunk potentially dangerous "wellness" trends including hormone regulating diets, supplements, "HRT alternatives", "bioidenticals," and fake diagnostic tests. We hope you enjoy this engaging and evidence-based dis ..read more
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