News and articles
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Here in 'News', we will keep our Friends informed of what is going on in the general and professional media, including articles, interviews and events related to activities of the FSM or that mention our activities. many of the articles referred, appear in journals for which access may be limited to subscribers or to university students and personnel. We would appreciate your alerting us to events we might not be aware of.
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The following articles have appeared in the media this week:
MP demoted after Ebola suggestion: After signing a petition started by Australian Fran Sheffield which called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to "End the suffering of the Ebola crisis. Test and distribute homeopathy as quickly as possible to contain the outbreaks”, New Zealand’s Green MP Steffan Browning has been stripped of his natural health portfolios.
Homeopathy ads lack substantiation: The Complaints Board of the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority has upheld another advertising complaint against a homeopathy website because “there was a lack of adequate substantiation provided to it to support the claims.”
30-year-old dies after visit to the chiropractor: The autopsy findings & medical examiner's report concluded that in 2011 a 30 years old died from a massive stroke, cerebral oedema and pulmonary embolism with bronchopneumonia following a severed vertebral artery whilst undergoing a “routine” chiropractic manipulation.
Four Victorians sick after drinking miracle potion: Over the past five years then Victorians have reported being poisoned by “Miracle Mineral solution”, which is sold online as a "water transformation treatment" but critics say is a potentially deadly bleach. Website claims continue to be made that it can treats diseases including cancer, HIV/AIDS, asthma and autism.
Calcium supplements raise risk of kidney stones: Almost one in 10 women taking calcium supplements develop hypercalcaemia that may put them at risk of kidney stones and cardiovascular disease, research shows.
Medications plus supplements a risk: Some dietary supplements can interfere with the absorption, metabolism or excretion of a medication and therefore affect its potency, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said.