Cancer, climate change, sweeteners, and more…

Friends’ News and Articles

Contrary to what we are frequently told, we are not “losing the war on cancer” (2020 edition): With improved cancer prevention, cancer detection, and improved cancer treatment, the mortality rate has been dropping steadily for decades. However with both the medical … [Read more...]

Zaps, climate change, gene-editing, and more…

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Can a few zaps a day keep the pain away? It seems like a great idea, but the evidence base for transcutaneous electric neuronal stimulation (TENS) for relief of chronic pain is severely lacking. Complaints made to the TGA that these … [Read more...]

Mushrooms, Evidence, Smart Watches, and more…

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University under fire for mushrooms claim after sponsor revealed: “An Australian university has come under fire for spruiking a study into the supposed immune-boosting powers of mushrooms – without revealing it was sponsored by a company that sells mushroom-based immune-boosters.” More … [Read more...]

Pharmacy friction, trust, measles, and more…

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What do consumers think about homeopathic remedies? “Homeopathy is a good example of the friction between the profession of pharmacy, and the business of pharmacy. Pharmacists are health care professionals, but pharmacies sell lots of nonsense that isn’t evidence based … [Read more...]

Smart guts, broken necks, mechanical hearts, and more…

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Pushing the last frontier – The Flinders Uni researchers cracking the colon code: “Propulsion of intestinal contents is controlled by millions of neurons within the wall of the gut, known as the enteric nervous system. Capable of operating independently of the … [Read more...]

Social media, measles, hand-washing and more…

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Antivaxxers on Facebook: “Increasingly the struggle within the marketplace of ideas between science and pseudoscience is taking place online. All sides have reaped the benefits of online communities and social media, and it is difficult to quantify the exact effect. We … [Read more...]

Fungi, measles, Chairman Mao, and more…

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Fungi from the gut can promote cancer in the pancreasYou may have heard the strange theory of Tullio Simoncini that cancer is a fungus. Obvious nonsense. But while cancer may not actually be a fungus, it is intriguing to find fungus may … [Read more...]

Bans, meat, hormones, and more…

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FDA proposes ban on curcumin and other naturopathic favorites in compounded drugs: “Freed from the normal safety and efficacy evidence requirements for prescription drugs, these practitioners were able to create drugs based on scanty evidence or, in some cases, … [Read more...]

Hormones, failures, absurdities, and more…

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Acupuncture a ‘realistic option’ vs HRT for hot flushes (or is it?): Comment from Prof Alastair MacLennan about the linked article. He says, “Menopause and its common symptom, hot flushes, is often targeted by alternative therapists with a variety of … [Read more...]