Sunscreens, tea towels, nanoparticles and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

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…

FSM news & articles

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…

FSM Friends news & articles

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 failures, vaccine myths, science denialism, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Acupuncture and the placebo problem:   “When the advocates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) push back against critics, they often point to the big CAM “successes.” The argument usually goes as follows: the heartless science-informed cynics have long said acupuncture … [Read more...]

Whistleblowers, deadly quackery, clinical trials, and more…

 

FSM Friends news & articles

Doctors attack alternative medicine: A group of doctors have called for their ruling body to ban doctors using their professional titles when offering alternative medicines such as homeopathy, acupuncture and the skin rejuvenation treatment mesotherapy.

The naturopath whistleblower: ‘It [Read more...]

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

FSM news & articles

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…

FSM news & articles

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’. ”

New [Read more...]

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

FSM Friends news & articles

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...]

An invitation to fraud, cancer treatments, the benefits of exercise, and more

 

FSM news & articles

An open invitation to health fraud: Friends of Science in Medicine and other stakeholders are concerned that the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 would remove pre-approval of advertisements for therapeutic goods in favour of self-regulation. The … [Read more...]