Fraud, misinformation, hyperbaric quacks, and more…

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John Dwyer on Australia’s opioid epidemicFSM Friend, Emeritus Professor John Dwyer writes on the reforms necessary for Australia to tackle the opioid epidemic.

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Scientific fraud in China: The problem with scientific fraud is not … [Read more...]

Genetic trials, cult statistics, bushfires, and more…

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Acupuncture doesn’t work: The stronger evidence shows that acupuncture can only have a placebo effect. It doesn’t matter where the needles are placed, or whether they penetrate the skin.

From the vault: Newborn vitamin K shots save baby lives: Newborn … [Read more...]

Malaria, fibre, seatbelts and more…

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Health professionals and complementary therapies: what can consumers reasonably expect? “Individuals are at risk of spending money they cannot afford, on useless goods and services, and perhaps delaying efficacious therapy or at worst not receiving needed therapy at all. The cost … [Read more...]

Contamination, fakes, bans, and more…

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Secret ingredients in herbal medicines – toxins, pharmaceuticals, allergens:Despite current monitoring approaches, contaminated and adulterated products are still reaching the consumer. We suggest that a better solution is stronger pre-market evaluation.”

SB 276 is now law, and antivaxers are [Read more...]

Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) 2019-20

On 7 April 2019, the Minister for Health announced an updated review of natural therapies.[i] The review will be led by the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Brendan Murphy, and be supported by the Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP). NTREAP … [Read more...]

Cupping, cherry picking, braking, and more…

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harm: Turmeric, another popular supplement – “it’s in bloody tea and coffee now,” says Professor Moses – is also a blood thinner. High doses of turmeric combined with … [Read more...]

Weight-loss, chronic pain, Facebook, and more…

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CSIRO profiting from weight loss pill with no scientific backing: The pills, marketed as ‘Metabolic C12’ contain lauric acid, which has some early evidence behind it as an appetite suppressant. However, it has never been tested for weight loss. The Impromy [Read more...]

Flawed research, bias, bogus tests, and more…

General

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...]

Social work, massage, measles, and more…

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New head for Health Watchdog: We welcome our incoming president, Ken Harvey! Professor Harvey is a well known and prolific public health and consumer rights advocate. He was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of … [Read more...]