Sadness, conspiracies, double-standards, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

We are saddened to announce that The SkepDoc Dr. Harriet Hall has passed away: Over the years, we at FSM have often benefited from the writings of our Friend Dr Harriet Hall. It is deeply sad to lose such … [Read more...]

Conspiracies, frauds, scams, and much more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

What does “anti-vaccine” really mean since the pandemic hit? Dr Gorski writes on how the meaning of the term “anti-vaccine” has changed since the pandemic. (Spoiler, it hasn’t changed much).

Many people dismiss the term “anti-vaccine” as mere reflexive labelling. … [Read more...]

Grapefruit, Amazon, New Zealand, and more…

FSM News and Articles

How the “Don’t take this medication with grapefruit juice” warning originated: “Grapefruit eater/drinker? Check your medications! Several dozen drugs have subsequently been shown to be potentially affected by grapefruit. David Bailey died last month at age 77. If you ever receive … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Dirt, blame, The Incredible Hulk, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Friends of Science in Medicine, Australia – the 10th Anniversary: Friends of Science in Medicine celebrated its 10th birthday last month. In memory of our beginnings, here is an article by FSM President Ken Harvey, guest blogging for the … [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. Prof John Dwyer writes on how FSM got started, our early battles, issues that have … [Read more...]