Fish oil, sugar, penile transplants, and more …

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Clinical trials review shows fish oil supplements not beneficial against cardiovascular disease: Fish oil – at least in supplement form – has less preventative power than previously thought. “We often find that positive results in initial trials are often not confirmed,” [Ken Harvey] said. … [Read more...]

Diet, flu vaccines, crystals and more …

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Disappointment for King, Friends of Science in Medicine: “We’re trying on the one hand, to work towards best practice in science-based medicine, and then we’ve got this incredible commercial pull to provide anything that possibly sells off the shelf. And you … [Read more...]

Acupuncture, pain relief, alcohol and more…

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Cochrane Acupuncture Update: Over 60 Cochrane Systematic Reviews fail to find robust evidence to support clinically significant outcomes for acupuncture for any disease or disorder: In the time since acupuncture first began being seriously researched by medical researchers and many, … [Read more...]

Legislation, bad advice, whistle-blowers, and more…

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Ad pre-approvals for therapeutics stay .. for now: A controversial TGA bill that would have seen advertising pre-approvals removed has been passed by the SenateThe Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017 was passed with an amendment, negotiated by the Labor … [Read more...]

Legislative failures, osteopathy, nutritional advice and more…

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Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017 passed by Senate: “…the Government sees no problems with medicines that claims to ‘soften hardness’, ‘tonifies kidney essence’, ‘open body orifices’, ‘replenish the gate of vitality’ and ‘moistens dryness in the triple burner’. ”

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Scientific literacy, missing evidence, diets, a new approach to cancer, and more…

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Scientific literacy low priority for CAM practitioners: “A draft industry skills forecast for the complementary health industry puts scientific literacy near the bottom of a list of ‘key generic skills – ranked in order of importance. Sciences, mathematics and scientific … [Read more...]

Anti-vax networks, detecting nutritional nonsense, sunscreens, and more…

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What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening: “I do so love how ‘low potency’ in homeopathy-speak means stronger concentrations of homeopathic remedies, you know, not the super ultra-dilutions like 30C… a 30C homeopathic dilution is … [Read more...]

Quackery, pseudoscience, scams, and more…

 

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Indian doctors fight against quackery: “There is already a massive problem of medical pseudoscience in India. This bill would legitimize all of it, give it regulatory and educational power, and set back the cause of science-based medicine in India … [Read more...]