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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 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:


Multifactorial beats ‘pseudo-holistic’ by a mile: By claiming to be holistic, alternative practitioners make conventional medicine look bad, reductionist and inhuman, as it implies that mainstream medicine is non-holistic.

My wife's cancer and the cruel quacks who peddle false hope, by Tom Hanks: Actor opens up about spouse Rita's battle with the diseases and one of the happiest marriages in Hollywood.


Brave dad chose natural therapy following cancer diagnosis but GMC suspended doctor treating him: An Irish integrative medicine doctor who has been providing alternative interventions to a cancer patient has been suspended while an investigation into the allegations against him are in progress.

One in two children subject to CAM treatments: Doctors have been "astounded" to find that almost half of Australian children have received complementary and alternative therapies, such as chiropractic manipulations and acupuncture.


No jab, no pay laws pass parliament:From January, parents who don't immunise their kids won't receive childcare benefits, rebates and the Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplement.

What is healthy eating?: From gluten free to paleo, hardly a day goes by without some faddish diet making the news. But what is the truth?

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Adverts pulled from TV after public backlash: A pharmaceutical company has withdrawn adverts linking children's dietary supplements and NAPLAN test results after just two days following a public backlash.

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