News: 27 Feb-5 March 2017

Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia: Hepatitis C will be eradicated in Australia by 2026, researchers predict.

Don’t Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures:  One problem is that people are easily fooled by self-interested con artists selling snake oil: homeopathy and acupuncture fall into this category. Even doctors can be fooled, especially when a practice seems to make sense.

The ADHD Controversy:  Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a legitimate diagnosis or is it mostly a fraud? The answer has important implications for many individuals and for society.

Herbal medications risky in heart disease: Herbal medications offer few benefits and many risks for people with heart disease, according to a recent review.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Advisor: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Decades of Studies Yield No Clear Answer.

Vice Chancellor Barney Glover says universities must stand up for facts and the truth – ‘if we don’t, who will?’: The phrases “post truth” and “alternative facts” have slipped into common use. Agendas have displaced analysis in much of our public debate. And we are all the poorer for it.

Put reputation over revenue from pseudoscience:Universities cannot wash their hands of responsibility for who is booked to speak on their premises, says Michael Marshall.

Top uni scraps homeopathy – because it’s nonsense: One of Spain’s top universities has scrapped a homeopathy programme because of its “lack of scientific basis”.

Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work: Americans enjoyed savings of $32 per capita in tooth decay prevention, according to a national assessment of fluoridation by Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) researchers published in Health Affairs.