Bent Spoons, a cautionary tale, missing ethics, and more…

FSM News & Articles

Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) 2019-20: On 7 April 2019, the Minister for Health announced an updated review of natural therapies… Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) has nominated our President, Assoc Prof Ken Harvey, for membership of … [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...]

Skin care, snake oil, intravenous myths, and more…

FSM Friends News & Articles

Gluten-free skin and beauty products – Extracting cash from the gullible: “Unfortunately, the known deleterious health effects of gluten in people with coeliac disease have been extrapolated into a much vaguer, as-yet scientifically unvalidated, clinical entity that supposedly a … [Read more...]

Junk Science, defining sickness, anti-perspirants, and more…

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Is the tide finally turning against anti-vax junk science? Online debate says Yes! “We have found some possible signs of good news: Initially, most of the information on Twitter was dominated by people who opposed vaccinations. But in 2017, the scenario appears to have … [Read more...]

Confessions, reviews, deception, and more…

FSM News & Articles

The Chiropractic Industry: This makes me so sad. This patient was seeing her chiro for “gut issues”, mentioned she had blood in her stools and her chiro did not refer her to a medical practitioner. Bloody stools is one sign … [Read more...]

Snake oil, measles, teeth, and more…

FSM News & Articles

Calls to ban controversial nutritionist from University of Melbourne: Christine Cronau’s support of the keto diet in itself is not problematic – but she has been known to claim that high fat diets ‘starve’ cancer, using pseudoscientific logic. She’s giving seminars … [Read more...]

Regulations, awards, defending naturopathy, and more…

FSM News and Articles

How are vitamins and supplements regulated? SBS Insight discusses the supplements industry. Our president, Dr Ken Harvey, is in full swing challenging the lack of evidence and poor consumer protection in the industry.

Italo-Australian scientist Marcello Costa appointed “Cavaliere” [Read more...]

Vertigo, vaccines (still), jumping out of planes, and much, much more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Homeopathic VaccinesHere is an interesting wrinkle in the alternative medicine world: homeopathic vaccines. This is a cool way to alleviate your guilt for not vaccinating your children without having to resort to a medical intervention. They contain no … [Read more...]

Vaccines (again), omega-3, milk, and more…

FSM news & articles

Blackmores vitamin chief says $10m for naturopathic centre at university will not influence research: “Blackmores is a company that’s made a fortune capitalising on the poor health of Australians and convincing them they need a whole lot of supplements and … [Read more...]