Shelving, crowdfunding, scurvy, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Why the complementary medicine regulatory push was shelved: The medical board of Australia have 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 to … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, advertising, cures, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Ad-Conned: A critical look at CASPer: “Admissions committees are being sold the idea of an objective tool that will increase the fairness of the admissions process – not the reality. There is nothing objective or fair about a computerized … [Read more...]

Ethics, education, fallacy, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

2020 – Looking back with sadness, anger and hope:I happen to believe that ethics in SCAM are an important, yet much neglected topic. It is easy to understand why this should be so: adhering to the rules of … [Read more...]

Vaccinations, anti-vaxxers, masks, and more…

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COVID-19 – transparency and communication are key: “As the first wave of COVID-19 vaccination gets under way, the need for good communication has never been greater. Without it, the extraordinary scientific advances that have led to the vaccines’ development might easily be … [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...]

Consent, politics, instinct, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Chiropractic, chiropractic for kids, and a few of my greatest hits: “So I still find myself wondering, if a science-based chiropractor is equivalent to a good physical therapist, why not just go to a physical therapist instead of rolling … [Read more...]

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...]