Sham acupuncture is as efficacious as true acupuncture for the treatment of IBS: A randomized placebo controlled trial: The lack of differences in symptom outcomes between sham and true treatment acupuncture suggests that acupuncture does not have a specific treatment effect in IBS.
Thousands Join ‘March for Science’: Thousands of people gathered in downtown Chicago on Saturday to join the “March for Science” event, one of hundreds of rallies around the world advocating for the scientific community.
Band-Aid promotions to be ripped off the shelf after complaints about healing claims: Band-Aid in-store promotions asserting that the product helps heal wounds “twice as fast” could be removed from shops after its parent company refused to release research proving the claim.
Blackmores gives $10 million donation for complementary medicine research: Friends of Science in Medicine executive member Ken Harvey said Blackmores research had previously been presented to indicate a benefit to some of its products where there was none.
FSM Newsletter No 15: This newsletter highlights FSM’s recent activities.
Professor Brian Cox: “It’s Very Difficult To Argue With An Idiot”: His new book “Universal: A Guide To The Cosmos” discusses how to apply the scientific method to the world around you.
A Current Affair’s “ADHD breakthrough”: Bona fide news or unethical advertising?:
Vitamin and nutritional supplement company, Blackmores, has been in trouble in China recently, reportedly incurring an AUD 65,000 fine after some of its marketing material was found to have breached Chinese “Truth in Advertising” … [Read more...]
Health authorities issue warning about clinic supplying controversial cocktail of diet drugs: Australian patients are being warned about taking cocktails of controversial weight loss drugs being offered by doctors linked to a failed medical clinic.
PM Turnbull takes hard stance on vaccinations: Malcolm Turnbull is confident his plan to ban unvaccinated children from childcare centres and pre-schools will be enforced Australia-wide. The prime minister has written to state and territory leaders asking them to support a http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2017/03/12/pm-turnbull-takes-hard-stance-on-vaccinations.htmlnational policy and more … [Read more...]
Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia: Hepatitis C will be eradicated in Australia by 2026, researchers predict.