Denial, fraud, false hope, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Desperate Premiers call for radical redesign for health care funding: “The original State/Federal agreement on funding of public hospitals envisaged a 50/50 split of the costs. Since 2011 the Commonwealth has had in place system where it will pay hospitals on … [Read more...]

Contrarians, satire, set-backs, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Chiropractic neck manipulations in the news: “With the possible exception of back pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation has not been shown to be effective for any medical condition. The risk of stroke from neck manipulation is uncertain, but a significant … [Read more...]

Guns, emperors, swearing, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

How safe is CBD oil? “CBD also has a relatively high potential for drug-drug interactions… Consumers are taking CBD products over the counter without any supervision, and under the false impression that CBD is natural and therefore perfectly safe. … [Read more...]

Bias, tanning, Ukraine, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Sex and racial bias in cardiac care: “In order for physicians to be advocates for their patients we need to confront these biases that can lead to worse medical outcomes for our patients. Systemic and societal issue are of … [Read more...]

Transmission, misinformation, fakes, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

New CDC data confirms continued rise in sexually transmitted diseases: Chlamydia, which is the most commonly reported STD, is not the most prevalent. That would be HPV, a vaccine-preventable viral infection linked to genital warts and cervical cancer”.

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Bias, warps, misfolds, and more…

FSM News and Articles

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...]

Misinformation, non-essentials, pigs, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

The misinformation dilemma: “Social media now adds a new layer. First, it obliterates any remnants of an editorial filter. Literally anyone can communicate with a wide audience. The cranks on the corner are given a megaphone. Further, computer algorithms … [Read more...]

Angst, quackery, detox, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

The Five Stages Of Anti-Vax Angst: Trying to deal with anti-vaxxers can be extremely taxing. So here we have the: THE FIVE STAGES OF ANTI-VAX ANGST (The author thinks US President Joe Biden has reached stage 3):
Stage 1: Disbelief [Read more...]

Anniversaries, misinformation, eligibility, and more…

FSM News and Articles

The Dawning of Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM): As FSM is coming up on our 10th anniversary, here is a look back at our story.┬áProf John Dwyer writes on how FSM got started, our early battles, issues that have … [Read more...]