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How Healy members lie & exploit with voodoo-science | Healy | Vulture Watch:  FSM recently consulted on Vulture Watch’s episode on Healy (the MLM company selling pseudoscientific bioresonance devices). You can watch the video below.

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Organisation offering alternative cancer therapies to wind up after charity regulator questioned its public benefit: Gerson, the organisation in question, encourages coffee enemas as a cure for cancer. It should come as no surprise that coffee enemas are neither natural, nor a cure for cancer. The late wellness influencer Jessica Ainscough, who died of cancer in 2015 at only 29 years of age, had been a big advocate of Gerson therapy as a cancer cure.

The TGA has issued a health influencer ‘ban’. This is what it means:  “In 2015, Melbourne-based Belle Gibson went from being a top wellness influencer, making a lucrative career out of claims she cured brain cancer through nutrition, vitamin supplements, oxygen therapy and colonics, to being among the top 10 internet villains of the year when it was revealed she never had cancer at all… So, what do the changes involve exactly? Central to the change is a differentiation between endorsements and testimonials. Australian influencers have permission to endorse – or advertise – products. They must disclose an advertisement with hashtags like # Ad or the words “paid partnership”.


Naturopath who gave vitamin IVs to mental health patient without doctors’ knowledge faces renewed probe: “The College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. has been ordered to reconsider a complaint against a naturopath who performed intravenous vitamin infusions for a mentally ill man while he was involuntarily hospitalized, without the knowledge of his doctors.”

Do I or my child need a Japanese encephalitis vaccine? The recent deaths of two Australians due to Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) have prompted authorities to review who has access to a JEV vaccination.