Sham acupuncture is as efficacious as true acupuncture for the treatment of IBS: A randomized placebo controlled trial: The lack of differences in symptom outcomes between sham and true treatment acupuncture suggests that acupuncture does not have a specific treatment effect in IBS.
Thousands Join ‘March for Science’: Thousands of people gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday to join the “March for Science” event, one of hundreds of rallies around the world advocating for the scientific community.
Band-Aid promotions to be ripped off the shelf after complaints about healing claims: Band-Aid in-store promotions asserting that the product helps heal wounds “twice as fast” could be removed from shops after its parent company refused to release research proving the claim.
Blackmores gives $10 million donation for complementary medicine research: Friends of Science in Medicine executive member Ken Harvey said Blackmores research had previously been presented to indicate a benefit to some of its products where there was none.
FSM Newsletter No 15: This newsletter highlights FSM’s recent activities.
Professor Brian Cox: “It’s Very Difficult To Argue With An Idiot”: His new book “Universal: A Guide To The Cosmos” discusses how to apply the scientific method to the world around you.