An open letter, mockery, bans, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

An open letter to Alternative Medicine: “In reality, it feels like you are often simply exploiting people, Alternative Medicine. You are leveraging significant, systemic health-care issues in order to sell unproven (and often potentially harmful) stuff to people who … [Read more...]

Clots, misinformation, pacemaking, and more…

General

Data suggest no increased risk of blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Australia shouldn’t pause its rollout: The world is currently undertaking a vaccination programme like that never seen before in human history – we are vaccinating record numbers of people in record time … [Read more...]

Cut chef, debunked myth, misplaced fear, and more…

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Pete Evans: why did it take so long for companies to cut ties with the celebrity chef? “Companies have severed ties with Evans after he posted a neo-Nazi symbol, but sharing health misinformation can cause real damage too. It should not require a … [Read more...]

Magic, herds, corrosion, and more…

James Randi

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James Randi – Magician and sceptic dies aged 92:  A sad loss. Amazing audiences with his feats of escapology and sleight of hand, Randi had no time for so-called psychics and faith healers, exposing numerous fraudsters with his … [Read more...]

Silver, flu, herds, and more…

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‘It’s ineffective and dangerous’: Elle Macpherson comes under fire for promoting colloidal silver – a ‘toxic’ substance that can turn the skin blue: Elle Macpherson has come under fire by health experts for promoting a ‘toxic’ and ‘fatal’ substance, colloidal … [Read more...]

Full body checks, honesty, cells, and more…

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Weighing up the potential benefits and harms of comprehensive full body health checks: Full-body health screening is becoming more widely available – but there are some unexpected risks of the ‘worried well’ undergoing a battery of tests. Undergoing the tests right cause you … [Read more...]

Trials, bleach, superspreaders, and more…

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Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst: Edzard Ernst’s new book addresses commonly held beliefs about ‘so-called complementary medicines (SCAM)’, and can act as a useful guide to making better healthcare choices and improving your critical … [Read more...]

WHO, stroke, bullies, and more…

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JOHN DWYER on Trump, Xi and the WHO: “WHO’s crucial work is being crippled. Chronically cash strapped, WHO is currently owed some $200 million dollars by the US! The thought that Trump’s withholding funding [of another $400 million], in the middle … [Read more...]

Infodemics, Superhype, Privacy, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Pseudoscience and COVID-19 — we’ve had enough already: “This explosion of misinformation — or, as the World Health Organization has called it, the “infodemic” — has triggered an army of fact-checkers and debunkers. Regulators have taken aggressive steps to hold … [Read more...]