Conspiracies, frauds, scams, and much more…

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What does “anti-vaccine” really mean since the pandemic hit? Dr Gorski writes on how the meaning of the term “anti-vaccine” has changed since the pandemic. (Spoiler, it hasn’t changed much).

Many people dismiss the term “anti-vaccine” as mere reflexive labelling. … [Read more...]

Grapefruit, Amazon, New Zealand, and more…

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How the “Don’t take this medication with grapefruit juice” warning originated: “Grapefruit eater/drinker? Check your medications! Several dozen drugs have subsequently been shown to be potentially affected by grapefruit. David Bailey died last month at age 77. If you ever receive … [Read more...]

Denial, fraud, false hope, and more…

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Desperate Premiers call for radical redesign for health care funding: “The original State/Federal agreement on funding of public hospitals envisaged a 50/50 split of the costs. Since 2011 the Commonwealth has had in place system where it will pay hospitals on … [Read more...]

Guns, emperors, swearing, and more…

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How safe is CBD oil? “CBD also has a relatively high potential for drug-drug interactions… Consumers are taking CBD products over the counter without any supervision, and under the false impression that CBD is natural and therefore perfectly safe. … [Read more...]

Fascism, urination, death, and more…

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Why is there now such an affinity between anti-vaxxers and fascism? “Nor was this the first time that the Proud Boys and other fascists have appeared at anti-vaccine rallies. For example, in July Proud Boys showed up at an anti-vaccine … [Read more...]

Misinformation, non-essentials, pigs, and more…

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The misinformation dilemma: “Social media now adds a new layer. First, it obliterates any remnants of an editorial filter. Literally anyone can communicate with a wide audience. The cranks on the corner are given a megaphone. Further, computer algorithms … [Read more...]

Angst, quackery, detox, and more…

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The Five Stages Of Anti-Vax Angst: Trying to deal with anti-vaxxers can be extremely taxing. So here we have the: THE FIVE STAGES OF ANTI-VAX ANGST (The author thinks US President Joe Biden has reached stage 3):
Stage 1: Disbelief [Read more...]

Dirt, blame, The Incredible Hulk, and more…

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Friends of Science in Medicine, Australia – the 10th Anniversary: Friends of Science in Medicine celebrated its 10th birthday last month. In memory of our beginnings, here is an article by FSM President Ken Harvey, guest blogging for the … [Read more...]