FSM News and Articles
Some practical answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions: Finally, we can reassure our patients when we don’t hesitate to take the vaccine ourselves. For those who want to wait “until it’s been around for a while”, we could ask: “who do you think should take it before you?”
Your health – Are vitamins worth taking? Many Australians take a vitamin or supplement, whether it’s a daily multivitamin or something more specific like glucosamine for osteoarthritis. It’s a huge industry, but how many of these supplements are worth taking.
Science education couldn’t be more important as we endure the COVID-19 pandemic | Opinion: “Everyone has a role to play in surmounting this pandemic. Education is our role at the nation’s most trusted institutions, and we strive to be a community anchor and economic engine for Philadelphia. At times like this, we must rise to face the challenges ahead and continue our commitment to science. Be it virtual learning support for students, science engagement for families, expert partnerships around COVID-19 analysis, or PPE creation for local health care workers, scientists and educators are at the forefront of communicating and delivering evidence-based science to the community. Never has science mattered more, and never has it been more critical to build community science literacy.”
Today’s Abused Health Concept
Chiropractic for organic disease – The global summit on the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy for the prevention and treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review of the literature: “We found no evidence of an effect of SMT for the management of non-musculoskeletal disorders including infantile colic, childhood asthma, hypertension, primary dysmenorrhea, and migraine. This finding challenges the validity of the theory that treating spinal dysfunctions with SMT has a physiological effect on organs and their function.”
Thanks to Science
PSA tests: The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below the bladder in men.
Lesser-known Health Professions
What is a pathologist and what do they do? A pathologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing diseases by examining tissue samples. The samples are often initially looked at whole and are then examined under a microscope. Pathologists can be involved in the diagnosis of almost any organic disease.