Quacks, trends, bans, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

A horrifying survey of “pediatric naturopathic oncology” practice: It’s a rallying cry of quacks the world over, even though we already have far more than enough evidence to conclude that a large number of the treatments (e.g., reiki, restrictive diets, … [Read more...]

Measles, CMV, meningococcal, and more…

FSM News & Articles

‘The course is making money’ – University to drop Chinese medicine degree: “It’s a historical tradition that pre-dated the scientific era… There’s nothing wrong with looking at that using modern scientific techniques. The problem is people don’t, they tend to teach … [Read more...]

Insurance, legal errors, rewards, and more…

FSM News & Articles

Reform Calls: Private health insurance at the crossroads: There is a plethora of data from other countries supporting primary care strategies that reduce hospital admissions for medical problems. The $11 billion of support for PHI should be steadily diverted to pay … [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...]

Non-carcinogens, denialism, smoking, and more…

General

The 2019 flu shot isn’t perfect – but it’s still our best defence against influenza: With a belter of a flu season upon us, it’s still worth considering getting vaccinated if you haven’t yet – flu cases peak in late July or August so … [Read more...]

Weight-loss, chronic pain, Facebook, and more…

FSM News & Articles

CSIRO profiting from weight loss pill with no scientific backing: The pills, marketed as ‘Metabolic C12’ contain lauric acid, which has some early evidence behind it as an appetite suppressant. However, it has never been tested for weight loss. The Impromy [Read more...]

Chiropractors and babies: ABC interviews FSM’s Prof Marcello Costa

Marcello Costa, Professor of Neurophysiology, Flinders University, and Founding Member of FSM.

FSM’s Professor Marcello Costa was interviewed on ABC Weekend Breakfast (23rd February, 2019) to discuss reports of chiropractors carrying out potentially dangerous manipulations on very young babies. Click here to read one of [Read more...]

Magic water, chiropractic, measles, and more…

FSM News & Articles

Pete Evans new alkaline water a 10 on the richter scale of BS“You can put in acid or alkaline but in order to keep the internal pH constant your kidneys and lungs get rid of it… This is a … [Read more...]

Chiropractor regulator lacks backbone

FSM has issued the following press release regarding the regulation of chiropractors.


The internet has led to media being swamped by ‘fake news’ but it has also led to the Australian public being swamped by ‘fake medicine’.

Following widespread alarm at the video of chiropractor  [Read more...]