Julia Belluz

Julia Belluz is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist covering health care and policy. A Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, she writes the blog/column ‘Science-ish' for Maclean's and the Medical Post about the evidence behind the health headlines.

Canada’s questionable Tamiflu stockpile

With more evidence showing Tamiflu isn’t as effective as once believed, why is Canada stockpiling it?


8 things you need to know about obesity

Obesity explained: Why rich women stay skinny, BMI isn’t the best measure and soda taxes don’t work


When science isn’t science-based: In class with Dr. John Ioannidis

Lessons from one of the world’s most influential scientists


The science behind Ford Nation

Julia Belluz asks the experts why Rob Ford has backers — no matter what


Google and the dot-health bubble

Doctors seek a solution to combat online pseudoscience


Future doctors demand boundaries with Big Pharma

Medical schools address conflict-of-interest


Students demand boundaries between drug firms and medical schools

The push to go pharma-free after a series of scandals


What we can learn from Jenny McCarthy

Julia Belluz on anecdotes, context and the ‘lowest form’ of evidence


Med schools are ignoring conflict-of-interest problems

Julia Belluz on a study with disturbing implications for patients


What science tells us about whistleblowers like Edward Snowden

Research shows whistleblowers can expect long-lasting health and career consequences for speaking up


Michael Douglas, expert third-baseman, misses a public-health home run

Julia Belluz on the latest celebrity health headline


A medical scandal in the making

Julia Belluz on flawed regulations and medical devices