Optimization, safety, SCAMs, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Can “optimizing your metabolism” through diet prevent or cure COVID-19? “This fetishization of nutrition and food above all permeates not just the anti-vaccine movement but all of alternative medicine… there is considerable victim blaming among the ‘nutrition cures everything’ crowd.”… [Read more...]

Alchemy, coronavirus, Goop, and more…

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Legislative Alchemy 2019 – Chiropractors seek scope of practice expansion, including authority to prescribe drugs: “Finally, falling into no particular category, yet speaking volumes, the Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians convinced the state legislature that its peer review process, which is … [Read more...]

Hormones, failures, absurdities, and more…

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Acupuncture a ‘realistic option’ vs HRT for hot flushes (or is it?): Comment from Prof Alastair MacLennan about the linked article. He says, “Menopause and its common symptom, hot flushes, is often targeted by alternative therapists with a variety of … [Read more...]

Ebola, flu, interpreters, and more…

FSM Friends News & Articles

A Canadian journalist calls out pediatric chiropractic again, and the Canadian Chiropractic Association responds…again“It (infant chiropractic) is at best a misguided treatment based on a true belief in chiropractic philosophy and a profound ignorance of infant medicine, and … [Read more...]

Labelling, implausibilities, flu, and more…

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Food labelling: When is a medicine not a medicine? “Complementary medicines listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) through the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are generally assessed for quality and safety, but not efficacy. Restrictions also apply when advertising … [Read more...]

Sleepiness, big spenders, crowd funding, and more…

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Update: More evidence supports delaying school start times for sleep-deprived teens: What the study cannot do is prove beyond all doubt that the increased sleep is what resulted in the improved outcomes. The students were not blinded. They … [Read more...]

Drying hands, spurious cancer cures, weight loss, and more…

FSM Friends news and articles

 Air Dryers vs Paper TowelsWhich hand drying method is the best, air or paper towel? The answer is more complicated than you might think – but do wash your hands.

General

Nearly half of Americans think alternative medicine [Read more...]

Celebrity fact-checks, heart trouble, spectacles, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Timothy Caulfield on Elle Macpherson, anti-Vaxx nonsense, and the opportunity to engage: Celebrities can—for better or worse, but usually for the worse—help to shape the way we think about healthy lifestyles and preventative strategies. There are many, many science-free health … [Read more...]

Colds, flu, taxes, and much more…

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ALP commits to disclaimers for evidence-free medicine: “Adjunct Associate Professor Ken Harvey, a public health expert at Monash University, said there were many examples of ‘craziness’ in product claims made under the current regulatory framework. These included a ‘fat burner’ … [Read more...]