Lucky breaks, wasting money, talking about suicide, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Ten years on, Professor Ian Frazer recalls ‘lucky’ discovery of cervical cancer vaccine“Speaking at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, co-inventor of the vaccine Ian Frazer said he was simply in the right place at the right time. … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding, cold cures, sepsis, and more…

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US stuns world health community by opposing breastfeedingThis is not intended as a political statement. Rather, this represents an example of a government agenda running counter to the attitude of the rest of the world. Intended mainly as an initiative to encourage … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, tea towels, nanoparticles and more…

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Do sunscreens cause cancer? Conclusion: Not good science. Plourde’s book is a cherry-picked, poorly reasoned diatribe, not a fair assessment of the scientific evidence. The bottom line: no, sunscreens don’t cause cancer; they protect against it. There are some legitimate … [Read more...]

Generic drugs, right-to-try, fluoridation, and more…

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Ban CM brands from making unfounded claims – Doctors: “Under the legislation homeopathic products will be able to claim they decrease the time taken to fall asleep, and relieve symptoms of mild anxiety, “despite the Federal Government warning that homeopathic products … [Read more...]

Truth in labelling, alt-med failures, legislative challenges, and more…

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CHOICE campaign urges Senate to support truthful labelling on health benefits of supplement: “If a bottle of vitamins in the chemist says it supports heart health or provides relief from anxiety, you should be able to trust those claims. But … [Read more...]

Acupuncture letter to President, Hungarian Academy of Science

Zsolt Boldogkői, head of the Department of Medical Biology at the University of Szeged, lamented TCM’s growing influence in the country in an open letter to the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. “Acupuncture is based on pseudoscience and a technique unsuitable for medical … [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...]

Supplements, rabies, smarter drugs, and more…

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Do vitamins and supplements really work? Dr Ken Harvey, makes an appearance on ABC Nightlife to talk about the evidence for herbal, mineral and vitamin supplements, and the issues around them.   “The [vitamin and supplement] industry really sells hope. [rather … [Read more...]