Cold cures, placebos, placentophagy, and more…

 

FSM news & articles

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...]

Regulatory failures, unproven stem cell therapy, supplements, and more…

 

FSM news & articles:

The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud: A call to action from Professor John Dwyer AO, for emergency physicians to promote evidence based medicine and protect consumers from dodgy therapies.

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement [Read more...]

Quackery, magic, dementia, and more…

 

FSM News & articles

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…

FSM Friends news & articles:

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...]

Chiropractors, anti-vaxxers, arthritis and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Chiros to lose spinal X-ray Medicare rebates: Chiropractors will lose access to Medicare items for spinal X-rays for low back pain as part of the government’s implementation of the MBS Review Taskforce recommendation.

Chiropractic for kids: a pack of offensive [Read more...]

Side effects of supplements, update on anti-vaxxers, “Right To Try” laws, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Increase In Supplement Poisonings:

“The annual rate of dietary supplement exposures per 100,000 population increased by 46.1% during 2000–2002, decreased 8.8% during 2002–2005, and then increased again by 49.3% from 2005 to 2012. These trends were influenced by the decrease … [Read more...]