Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 06:37 pm
Medical Daily is a medical and nutrition news website published by IBT Media. According to their about page: Our vision for this website is simple. Our goal each day is to present to you, the reader, with an interesting array of health-related articles that will explain the pressing medical and health-care questions of the day.” Christine Bahls serves as editor.
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Analysis / Bias
In reviewing this website, many articles are grounded in science; however, they do publish information that goes against the consensus of science on some issues. For example, in one article, they report about Jenny McCarthy’s anti-vaccination crusade, and while they did not endorse it, they also did not condemn it as pseudoscience. They take the same position with GMOs, giving an equal platform to GMO doom studies.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, they promoted pseudoscientific misinformation such as this Coronavirus Treatment: 12 Best Vitamin C To Boost Your Immune System. While vitamin C is known to have a minimal effect on immunity, it is in no way a treatment for Coronavirus. Another story, 5 Common Chewing Gum Ingredients That Can Cause Cancer, promotes the debunked theory that Aspartame can cause cancer. Finally, they also promote that Marijuana reverses the cancer effects of Tobacco. According to the FDA, this is not true.
Failed Fact Checks
- An eyeball-licking fad has produced a widespread outbreak of ocular maladies among Japanese schoolchildren. – False
Overall, we rate Medical Daily a strong pseudoscience source based on the publication of unproven or misleading medical and health claims. (D. Van Zandt 7/27/2017) Updated (7/9/2021)