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News and Media

  1. Straight Talk MD: Health, Medicine, Healthcare Policy, Health Education, Anesthesiology

    February 19 2018

    Talk with Timothy Caulfield about his two national bestsellers: “The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness” and “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash.” Tim talks about what the evidence really tells us is good for our health, and deconstructs the misinformation, myths, and bogus claims coming from the pseudoscientists and some celebrities. Tim is also the host of the popular Canadian documentary TV series: “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.”

  2. Health News Review: Podcast: Timothy Caulfield - fighting Goop and cheating death

    February 19 2018

    Timothy Caulfield is a bit like a superhero. He can run fast, seemingly see through things clearly, and appear to be in several places at once. He wears a lot of capes: lawyer, author, watchdog, Royal Fellow, TV host, recovering rock star, and emerging social media star. In this podcast he covers a lot of ground: the battle of science vs. hype, public trust in science, social media, pseudoscience, and health care information.

  3. The Star: Scientists, researchers fight against online plague of nutrition pseudoscience

    February 12 2018

    “Celebrity opinions used to be seen as harmless entertainment, but that’s changing in the era of fake news,” says Timothy Caulfield, professor and research director at Health Law Institute of the University of Alberta.

  4. Global News: U of A professor ‘glad’ expo cancels appearance of David Stephan

    February 11 2018

    A University of Alberta professor said he felt “intense frustration” after hearing a man convicted in the death of his toddler was scheduled to speak at Health and Wellness Expos taking place across the country, including a stop in Edmonton. Professor Caulfield provides comment.

  5. The Washington Post: These skeptics are using science to fight a wave of bad nutrition advice on the Internet

    February 06 2018

    Professor Caulfield is highlighted for his work on debunking.

  6. Smithsonian: Now You Can Genetically Test Your Child For Disease Risks. Should You?

    February 05 2018

    Genomics is cheaper and more available then ever, but its usefulness for parents has yet to be proven. Professor Caulfield provides expert comment.

  7. Business Insider: Tom Brady claims an extreme diet and fitness regimen keep him playing at age 40 — but science says it's mostly bogus

    February 03 2018

    Professor Caulfield talks about Pseudoscience and diet.

  8. Best Health: Is Technology Shaming You? Or Is It Making You A Better Person?

    February 03 2018

    Technology has its good side – and its bad side. But like anything, moderation is key. Here is how to find balance in this digital age. Professor Caulfield is highlighted.

  9. CBC: Big Pharma blinked. But why?

    February 03 2018

    Professor Caulfield provides expert comment on Homeopathy.

  10. CBC News: 'This is snake oil': Scientists don't buy balance-boosting clips featured on Dragons' Den

    February 02 2018

    Professor Caulfield provides expert comment.

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In 1977, Professor Ellen Picard (now Justice Picard of the Alberta Court of Appeal) launched the Faculty of Law’s Health Law Institute (HLI) and in so doing established the very first research institute in Canada in the health law field. Read more...

Catch the World Premiere of A User’s Guide to Cheating Death on September 18.

The Vaccination Picture 


  1. BMJ Open: Exploiting science? A systematic analysis of complementary and alternative medicine clinic websites’ marketing of stem cell therapies

    March 01 2018

    Blake Murdoch, Amy Zarzeczny, Timothy Caulfield

  2. The Vaccination Picture

    October 24 2017

  3. Sage Journals: Pragmatic clinical trials and the consent process

    October 04 2017

    Publication by Blake Murdoch and Timothy Caulfield.

  4. A User's Guide To Cheating Death

    August 23 2017

  5. CNTRP: Understanding Opt-Out or Presumed Consent - what are the challenges and how would it work in Canada?

    February 15 2017

    This Fast Fact briefly explains the framework and implications of opt-out consent for deceased organ donation, describes the social and legal challenges with adopting an opt-out consent model in Canada and raises important questions to consider. Produced by Maeghan Toews with the input from the CNTRP team and with support from Canadian Blood Services.

  6. Regenerative Medicine: Human gene editing: revisiting Canadian policy

    January 27 2017

  7. Combatting Unlicensed Stem Cell Interventions through Truthful Advertising Law: A Survey of Regulatory Trends

    January 03 2017

    Professor Ogbogu proposes the adoption and application of consumer protection legal frameworks, specifically truthful advertising laws and enforcement strategies, as a means of combating the proliferation of clinics offering and providing unproven and unlicensed stem cell interventions to the public.

  8. From Kim Kardashian to Dr. Oz: The Future Relevance of Popular Culture to Our Health and Health Policy

    October 26 2016

    Professor Timothy Caulfield transcribes Celebrity and Health Behaviours and Beliefs, Inaccurate and Uncritical Portrayals, Celebrities and the "Prius Effect", Our Celebrity-Filled Future, and Celebrity Conundrum.

  9. Bioéthique Online: Doing Research with Vulnerable Populations: The Case of Intravenous Drug Users

    September 23 2016

    2016 B Murdoch, T Caulfield. This review article considers ethical concerns when doing research on potentially vulnerable people who inject drugs (PWID) in a Canadian context.

  10. JMIR: Chiropractic and Spinal Manipulation Therapy on Twitter: Case Study Examining the Presence of Critiques and Debates

    September 16 2016

    Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a popular though controversial practice. The debates surrounding efficacy and risk of SMT are only partially evident in popular discourse.

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