Cold cures, placebos, placentophagy, and more…

 

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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...]

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...]

Supplements, antibiotics, homeopathy, spruiking convictions, and more.

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Spruiking supplements: Why does a trusted Nine news journalist risk their reputation to spruik vitamins and supplements?

 

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Homeopathy Embarrassing to Integrative Medicine: Perhaps we should celebrate the distancing from homeopathy of many ‘integrative medicine’ … [Read more...]

Alternative therapies at medical school, celebrity fads, flu, AI, and more…

 

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A $200 million gift promotes alternative therapies at a California medical school — and critics recoil: “The couple has been promoting and funding research into alternative medicine for years … [including] the efficacy of prayer and homeopathy as a … [Read more...]

Anti-‘Vaxxed’ protest, the well-being industry, detox scams, and more…

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Uber driver protesting ‘Vaxxed’ film meets Philly vaccine pioneer: Craig Egan drove across the country this summer to disrupt a bus tour launched by the makers of the film Vaxxed, a group that questions the safety of vaccines. The … [Read more...]

Cancer survival rates, dietary supplements, bionic eyes and more…

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Alternative medicine kills cancer patients: Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rates: “The researchers studied patients diagnosed from 2004 to 2013. By collecting the outcomes of patients who received alternative medicine instead of chemotherapy, surgery, and/or … [Read more...]

Expiry dates, beta-tests, robotics, and more…

 

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Are drug expiry dates really a myth?: “There’s no single rule for expired drugs and supplements, owing to the variety of products, regulatory requirements, and other factors that can influence a product’s safety and efficacy. In general, expiry dates … [Read more...]