Reputations, Facebook fakes, flu (still), and more…

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Shops full of vitamins, miracle pills “trashing pharmacists’ reputation“; “The transformation of pharmacies into shopfronts for homoeopathy, vitamins and non-evidence-based remedies is trashing the profession’s reputation, doctors, experts and even some pharmacists fear.”

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Hate mail, flu, iron, and more…

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Belief in homeopathy results in the death of a 7-year-old Italian child: “Rather than seeking care from the family paediatrician, they had him evaluated by a local homeopath”.

Vaccines, public trust and learning from my hate mail: “But within all … [Read more...]

Labelling, implausibilities, flu, and more…

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Food labelling: When is a medicine not a medicine? “Complementary medicines listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) through the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are generally assessed for quality and safety, but not efficacy. Restrictions also apply when advertising … [Read more...]

George Clooney, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cheese and more…

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Does traditional Chinese medicine have a place in the health system?: “The resurgence of interest in traditional Chinese healing in Australia, along with other alternative medicines, is due to rising discontent with conventional medicine; a preference for natural (or gentler) alternatives … [Read more...]

Science advocacy, Lyme disease, The Brady Bunch, and more…

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Timothy Caulfield: Are we enabling harmful wellness woo?  “In this age of misinformation, fake news and twisted science, we need a stronger and less equivocal response to misinformation and unproven healthcare practices. Can we blame people for believing science-free nonsense … [Read more...]

Skin care, snake oil, intravenous myths, and more…

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Gluten-free skin and beauty products – Extracting cash from the gullible: “Unfortunately, the known deleterious health effects of gluten in people with coeliac disease have been extrapolated into a much vaguer, as-yet scientifically unvalidated, clinical entity that supposedly a … [Read more...]

Junk Science, defining sickness, anti-perspirants, and more…

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Is the tide finally turning against anti-vax junk science? Online debate says Yes! “We have found some possible signs of good news: Initially, most of the information on Twitter was dominated by people who opposed vaccinations. But in 2017, the scenario appears to have … [Read more...]

Sleepiness, big spenders, crowd funding, and more…

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Update: More evidence supports delaying school start times for sleep-deprived teens: What the study cannot do is prove beyond all doubt that the increased sleep is what resulted in the improved outcomes. The students were not blinded. They … [Read more...]

Vertigo, vaccines (still), jumping out of planes, and much, much more…

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Homeopathic VaccinesHere is an interesting wrinkle in the alternative medicine world: homeopathic vaccines. This is a cool way to alleviate your guilt for not vaccinating your children without having to resort to a medical intervention. They contain no … [Read more...]