TV doctors, TV myths, unqualified transfusions, and more…

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Pulling back the curtain on ‘The Doctors’ and ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ – What our analysis revealedMedical talk shows, people love them. But how credible are they? Answer: not very. Most the advice dispensed has no scientific basis and a lot of … [Read more...]

Bent Spoons, a cautionary tale, missing ethics, and more…

FSM News & Articles

Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) 2019-20: On 7 April 2019, the Minister for Health announced an updated review of natural therapies… Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) has nominated our President, Assoc Prof Ken Harvey, for membership of … [Read more...]

Flawed research, bias, bogus tests, and more…

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Review finds Wilyman Anti-vax PhD “Incomplete”, “Biased” and “Flawed”: In 2015 the University of Wollongong awarded a now notorious PhD for the anti-vaccine thesis “A critical analysis of the Australian government’s rationale for its vaccination policy”, which claimed to review biased science, and the … [Read more...]

Health threats, tooth decay, sunscreens, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

WHO – Vaccine hesitancy top health threat: “Recent studies have shown that those with anti-vaccine views are particularly susceptible to the Dunning-Kruger effect: ‘More than a third of respondents in our sample thought that they knew as much or more … [Read more...]

Propaganda, ageing emotions, vitamin patches, and more…

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Does CBD really do anything? “What is clear, at this point, is that the marketing has gotten way ahead of the science.”

Anti-vaxxers target baby products in Aussie stores: Anti-vaxxers have been placing fear propaganda among baby goods again. Unsurprisingly, the fear-based cards and … [Read more...]

Lucky breaks, wasting money, talking about suicide, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Ten years on, Professor Ian Frazer recalls ‘lucky’ discovery of cervical cancer vaccine“Speaking at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, co-inventor of the vaccine Ian Frazer said he was simply in the right place at the right time. … [Read more...]

Microwaves, coffee enemas, MSG, and more…

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Vitamin supplements don’t lower heart risk, study findsPeople believe that they can make up for poor diets with supplements — something that has been disproven in several studies.”

Six Things You Need to Know About HPV: Most people will have heard … [Read more...]

Colds, flu, taxes, and much more…

FSM news & articles

ALP commits to disclaimers for evidence-free medicine: “Adjunct Associate Professor Ken Harvey, a public health expert at Monash University, said there were many examples of ‘craziness’ in product claims made under the current regulatory framework. These included a ‘fat burner’ … [Read more...]