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...]

Supplements, ‘Integrative medicine’, IQ tests, and more…

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Are Australians overdosing on supplements?: “New figures show that half of Australian women and a third of men are taking dietary supplements. A study of almost 5000 people revealed. Data from the 2011-2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey showed that … [Read more...]

Supplement regulation, false panaceas, advances in cancer research, and more…

 

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Kids’ vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative: “In addition to the high and damaging sugar content, we argue these are exploitative products that mislead consumers about the benefit of dietary supplements. Both the website and the label of Kids [Read more...]

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

 

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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...]

Supplements, antibiotics, homeopathy, spruiking convictions, and more.

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Spruiking supplements: Why does a trusted Nine news journalist risk their reputation to spruik vitamins and supplements?

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

Homeopathy Embarrassing to Integrative Medicine: Perhaps we should celebrate the distancing from homeopathy of many ‘integrative medicine’ … [Read more...]

Cancer, quackery, placebos, neck manipulation, and more

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

Cancer, vitamin supplements, and unexpected consequences: Not only do B-vitamin supplements not protect you from lung cancer, they may significantly raise your risk of cancer.

Naturopathic Cancer Quackery: Naturopaths treat cancer with an array of implausible concoctions … [Read more...]

Chiropractors, anti-vaxxers, arthritis and more…

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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...]

Cancer survival rates, dietary supplements, bionic eyes and more…

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Alternative medicine kills cancer patients: Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rates: “The researchers studied patients diagnosed from 2004 to 2013. By collecting the outcomes of patients who received alternative medicine instead of chemotherapy, surgery, and/or … [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...]