Bias, warps, misfolds, and more…

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Evidence on acupuncture therapies is underused in clinical practice and health policy: “It has been shown repeatedly that acupuncture studies originating from China never show negative findings, strongly suggesting one or more sources of bias… Recently, the Beijing Municipal Science and … [Read more...]

Claims, coffers, protection, and more…

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Brisbane naturopath’s ‘outrageous, dangerous’ Covid vax claims: Alternative medicine practitioners continue to be disproportionately anti-vaccine, anti-basic-hygiene and at odds with public health.

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The anti-vaccine movement supports Big Pharma: “It’s common knowledge that anti-vaxxers are dedicated … [Read more...]

Vaccines, imbalance, accreditation, and more…

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When do we vaccinate the kids? “Immunologist  John Dwyer​, an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of New South Wales, warns of the greater risk posed by the Delta strain to both children and unvaccinated adults…. The higher the levels … [Read more...]

Loopholes, risks, deception, and more…

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Hawthorn medical institute faces scrutiny over clinical trials: Loophole exposed in Australia’s Clinical Trial Regulations. As discussed in a previous post, the National Institute of Integrative Medicine have been offering and conducting unaccredited cancer tests – for a fee to … [Read more...]

Bunk, Delta, Egg Timers and more…

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Can we have confidence in the Therapeutic Goods Administration?: “Two recent decisions by the TGA have further reduced the confidence that health professionals and consumers have in the regulation of complementary medicines. The first was allowing complementary medicines as a reward … [Read more...]

Responsibilities, good-byes, side-effects, and more…

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A moral responsibility to get Australians home: Friend of Science in Medicine, Prof. John Dwyer discusses the ban on travel from India, approaches that could help Australians come home, and the technical/logistical challenges that would need to be met. “The … [Read more...]

Fines, hangovers, safety, and more…

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TGA fines Chemist Warehouse: Several discount chemists were fined recently for advertising products that were deregistered from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – namely, weight loss pills ‘Fatblaster’ and ‘Fatblaster Clinical’. Current law dictates that a cancelled therapeutic good cannot … [Read more...]

Clots, misinformation, pacemaking, and more…

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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...]

Shelving, authorisation, deception, and more…

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Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The Medical Board of Australia has scaled back efforts to regulate complementary medicines – reverting to the status quo of a ‘risk based’ approach. This means that if a therapy is considered … [Read more...]