Cold cures, placebos, placentophagy, and more…

 

FSM news & articles

Science or Snake Oil: will horseradish and garlic really ease a cold?: Some of us may have heard that horseradish and garlic supplements help ease cold and flu. Blooms High Strength Horseradish and Garlic Complex claims it has. Others, such … [Read more...]

Supplements, ‘Integrative medicine’, IQ tests, and more…

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Are Australians overdosing on supplements?: “New figures show that half of Australian women and a third of men are taking dietary supplements. A study of almost 5000 people revealed. Data from the 2011-2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey showed that … [Read more...]

Supplement regulation, false panaceas, advances in cancer research, and more…

 

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Kids’ vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative: “In addition to the high and damaging sugar content, we argue these are exploitative products that mislead consumers about the benefit of dietary supplements. Both the website and the label of Kids [Read more...]

Regulatory failures, unproven stem cell therapy, supplements, and more…

 

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The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud: A call to action from Professor John Dwyer AO, for emergency physicians to promote evidence based medicine and protect consumers from dodgy therapies.

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement [Read more...]

Vaccines, Chinese medicine, hay fever, and more…

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China Power and Influence! Part 1: TCM and the Aussie Academics who sold their souls! It is unfortunate that China, who has made rapid advances in science and technology, decided to stick with TCM and not on collaboration with Australia … [Read more...]

Quackery, magic, dementia, and more…

 

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Australian patients vulnerable to quacks: Adequate consumer protection should focus on prevention. In Australia, it all too often involves action after a harmful event. Australian consumers are particularly vulnerable as we have one of the lowest rates of adequate … [Read more...]

Cancer protection, AIDS advances, new legislation, gold standards, and more…

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Gardasil: a little jab helps protect against some cancers: “My only pain during the 10 minute loop electrosurgical ­excision procedure was caused by a couple of jabs from the needle that administered the local anaesthetic. A couple of much less … [Read more...]

Dangers of alternative therapies, successful prosecutions, asthma and more…

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Death by “Slapping Therapy” – The role of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, and others, in this tragedy: In 2015. a 6 year old boy died in Sydney after he was subjected to “slapping therapy” to cure his diabetes … [Read more...]