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...]

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...]

Brazil, scams, tracers, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

“We failed” – one scientist’s despair as Brazil COVID-19 deaths hit 100,000: Public health policy is no place for easy answers and equivocation. It requires competence, decisiveness, communication, and most of all strong leadership. As Brazil passes 100k COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Russia, advertising, infodemics, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Russian government’s vaccine claims spark safety concerns from experts “We have every reason to believe that they fudged the figures.” Hear FSM’s founder Prof John Dwyer discuss his doubts about Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine in a 2GB interview.

Independent review of [Read more...]

Potential harm, actual nonsense, riot-acts, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harmProfessor Geraldine Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. … [Read more...]

Criminalising, probiotics, masks, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Paying the price for questioning Traditional Chinese Medicine – Beware! If scientists were fearful of a clinical trial’s producing negative results, would they even pursue it? A draft Chinese regulation issued in late May aims to criminalise individual scientists and organisations … [Read more...]

Trials, bleach, superspreaders, and more…

FSM News and Articles

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...]

Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst

Don’t believe what you think
by Edzard Ernst

(UK, Imprint Academic, published 2020, Edition 1, 261 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1788360081)

It would be a rare individual who could claim they have never held an irrational belief. When it comes to ‘So-Called Alternative Medicine’ (SCAM), we live in a world … [Read more...]

Cancellations, falsehoods, super-spreaders, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Australia cancels all Bioresonance devices: From 2014 to 2018, [FSM] had repeatedly [asked the TGA] for these devices to be investigated. Meeting with the national manager in 2016, we were told that these devices could not be cancelled because they were … [Read more...]