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

FSM News and Articles

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...]

Can a few zaps a day keep the pain away?

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Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine research assistant Abdullah Sheriffdeen spent the summer of 2019 following up complaints sent to the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) which had been classified as ‘low risk’ and ‘closed’ by the regulator by sending a Regulatory … [Read more...]

Crowd funding, allergies, sunscreens, and more…

Friends’ News and Articles

How do we stop crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe from being used to fund quackery? GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have long been used by desperate patients seeking to fund their use of unproven and downright quacky treatments. How can these … [Read more...]

Pharmacy friction, trust, measles, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

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...]

Fraud, misinformation, hyperbaric quacks, and more…

FSM News and Articles

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

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

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

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

FSM News and Articles

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...]

Paracetamol, measles, probiotics, and more…

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Expert reaction to study looking at paracetamol in pregnancy and autism, ADHD and other developmental disabilities in children: Another lesson dealing with research and media reporting. There is a growing body of work that taking paracetamol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy leads to development of ADHD … [Read more...]

Platelets, unsafe psychology, DNA, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections – Lots of hype, no convincing evidence: Despite the enthusiasm and aggressive marketing, there are few well-controlled and rigorous clinical trials of platelet-rich plasma. These highest quality trials are consistently negative. It could be that the … [Read more...]

Quacks, trends, bans, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

A horrifying survey of “pediatric naturopathic oncology” practice: It’s a rallying cry of quacks the world over, even though we already have far more than enough evidence to conclude that a large number of the treatments (e.g., reiki, restrictive diets, … [Read more...]