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The items on this page will be subsequently placed in 'archives'. 'News' items of this page will be progressively be placed in the 'archives'.

The following articles have appeared in the media this week:

Articles from 21.11.16-27-11-2016

Pharmacies can’t screen for diabetes AND sell snake oil: If they want to take on an extended role in diabetes care, they should get serious and take the snake oil off the shelves.

Words That Almost Always Mean You're Getting Crappy Health Advice: For every high-quality, well-researched article available on fitness and nutrition, you'll find at least twice as many pieces backed by nothing but opinion and a prayer (often posing as questionably derived statistics).

Detox diets: Do they work?: Fad diets aren't a good long-term solution. For lasting results, your best bet is to eat a healthy diet based on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of protein.

New asthma, food allergies drug being developed by WA Nobel Prize winner Barry Marshall: A new drug to help prevent asthma and allergies to foods such as peanuts and shellfish is being developed by a Western Australian Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

Exercise prescribed to reduce fatigue in cancer survivors: New research published about what type of exercise best helps cancer survivors overcome fatigue


The US has mandated 'no evidence' labels for homeopathic products: The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just issued an enforcement policy statement requiring marketers of homeopathic products to ‘effectively communicate the lack of scientific evidence’ on product labels.


Brian Boyd: Goodbye and good riddance to the nonsense of homeopathy: US law will hopefully also spell the end of aromatherapy, reiki and mindfulness


Now THAT'S fat-burning! 320lb 11-year-old is set on FIRE and undergoes cupping treatment to lose weight: An 11-year-old boy who weighs 23 stone (330 pounds) is going through frightening traditional Chinese medicine treatment in a desperate attempt to lose weight including fire cupping, fire therapy and acupuncture.

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Adverts pulled from TV after public backlash: A pharmaceutical company has withdrawn adverts linking children's dietary supplements and NAPLAN test results after just two days following a public backlash.

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