Drying hands, spurious cancer cures, weight loss, and more…

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 Air Dryers vs Paper TowelsWhich hand drying method is the best, air or paper towel? The answer is more complicated than you might think – but do wash your hands.

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Nearly half of Americans think alternative medicine [Read more...]

Probiotics, dumb eye guards, gene therapy, and more…

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A triumph of hype or self-care? Among over-the-counter products sold in pharmacies, which do not require a prescription, natural health products were the largest selling items in 2015–16 ($1.4 billion). Dr Harvey isn’t completely against all natural health products, pointing out … [Read more...]

Shonkies, vaccine myths, pesticides, and more…

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Alternative Therapies enter CHOICE Hall of Shame: Choice launched its Shonkies in 2006, to “call out some of the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers each year”. Joining the Shonkys “Hall of Shame” this year was Pharmacare’s Bioglan [Read more...]

Vitamins, fresh water, hygiene, and more…

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Timothy Caulfield: The multivitamin industry rakes in billions of dollars. But science says we’re not getting healthier: “Despite evidence that, in general, there are no clear health benefits, people take supplements … because they believe they work, are … [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…

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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...]

New regulations, veganism, conspiracy theories, and more…

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Changes to regulation of ‘low risk’ products: The ACCC is concerned that a regulatory gap may emerge for the following ‘low risk’ products if they are excluded from the TGA – ear candles, nappy rash cream, antiperspirants, hard surface disinfectants, sunscreens, … [Read more...]