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FSM is involved in campaigns that raise many issues in the public arena. We will endeavor to keep a good record and to respond appropriately to the relevant parties.

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.

The items of 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:


With the right kind of research, we can reduce health-care costs: Quality health care can be expensive and medical research has traditionally been thought to play a role in making it so. But research can also help cut the cost of medical care.


Traditional Indian Medicine seized in Sydney: Health authorities have raided Indian grocery stores in Sydney's southwest, seizing products they fear may cause lead poisoning.

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Does inter-vertebral range of motion increase after spinal manipulation? A prospective cohort study: Despite claims by chiropractors that spinal manipulation is effective for a wide range of musculo-skeletal pain, this study found no differences in cervical sagittal IV-RoM between patients with non-specific neck pain and matched controls.

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Hard to swallow this bitter pill: Pharmacy customers should be given the information they need on complementary medicine labels to make better choices about their healthcare.

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Queensland Health pulls Australian Vaccination-Skeptics leaflet from pregnancy pack:a leaflet promoting the Australian Vaccination-Sceptics Network (AVN) has been pulled from Queensland Health’s pregnancy packs after a Gold Coast mum raised concerns about the document.

Myth? Bracelets can relieve arthritic pain: Magnetic wrist straps and copper bracelets offer no more pain relief or anti-inflammatory effects than placebo.

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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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