Russia, advertising, infodemics, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Russian government’s vaccine claims spark safety concerns from experts “We have every reason to believe that they fudged the figures.” Hear FSM’s founder Prof John Dwyer discuss his doubts about Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine in a 2GB interview.

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Potential harm, actual nonsense, riot-acts, and more…

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harmProfessor Geraldine Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. … [Read more...]

Activewear, pangolins, repurposing, and more…

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration must do better: “Almost 2 years after complaints about numerous hangover products were submitted to the TGA they have finally published one outcome. The TGA agreed there was insufficient evidence to support claims related to hangover relief.”… [Read more...]

Post-truth, vitamin D, acupuncture, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

To win the fight against health and wellness bunk, we must leave the post-truth era in the past: Fighting misinformation spread through social media can lead to people becoming entrenched in their views, which can lead to the view that … [Read more...]

Conspiracies, ticks, 5G, and more…

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Coronavirus – Social media users more likely to believe conspiracies“Some 60% of those who believe that COVID-19 symptoms were linked to 5G radiation said that much of their information on the virus came from YouTube – while of those who believed that … [Read more...]

Denialism, defamation, retractions, and more…

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World Health Organization and Beijing – an unhealthy partnership? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be a source of useful drug compounds, but to treat all TCM as efficacious and safe is incredibly dangerous. In this time of COVID-19, many believe the … [Read more...]

Trials, bleach, superspreaders, and more…

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Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst: Edzard Ernst’s new book addresses commonly held beliefs about ‘so-called complementary medicines (SCAM)’, and can act as a useful guide to making better healthcare choices and improving your critical … [Read more...]

Loretta Marron reviews “Don’t believe what you think” by Edzard Ernst

Don’t believe what you think
by Edzard Ernst

(UK, Imprint Academic, published 2020, Edition 1, 261 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1788360081)

It would be a rare individual who could claim they have never held an irrational belief. When it comes to ‘So-Called Alternative Medicine’ (SCAM), we live in a world … [Read more...]

WHO, stroke, bullies, and more…

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JOHN DWYER on Trump, Xi and the WHO: “WHO’s crucial work is being crippled. Chronically cash strapped, WHO is currently owed some $200 million dollars by the US! The thought that Trump’s withholding funding [of another $400 million], in the middle … [Read more...]