These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Science-Based Medicine Pro-Science based on the use of scientific sources and support for the consensus of science. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to scientific sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2007, Science-Based Medicine is a website dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light and promoting pro-science consensus-based information. Steve Novella, MD, a clinical neurologist at Yale University, is the founder and current editor. All editors are MDs.
Funded by / Ownership
The New England Skeptical Society owns Science-Based Medicine. Revenue is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Science-Based Medicine primarily debunks false medical claims such as this A Poorly Conceived Study Fails to Prove Ayurveda Works. This story is very well-sourced. In general, Science-Based Medicine aligns with the consensus of science, which we rate as Pro-Science.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Science-Based Medicine Pro-Science based on the use of scientific sources and support for the consensus of science. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to scientific sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/19/2016) Updated (11/24/2021)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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