Contrarians, satire, set-backs, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

Chiropractic neck manipulations in the news: “With the possible exception of back pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation has not been shown to be effective for any medical condition. The risk of stroke from neck manipulation is uncertain, but a significant … [Read more...]

Guns, emperors, swearing, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

How safe is CBD oil? “CBD also has a relatively high potential for drug-drug interactions… Consumers are taking CBD products over the counter without any supervision, and under the false impression that CBD is natural and therefore perfectly safe. … [Read more...]

Transmission, misinformation, fakes, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

New CDC data confirms continued rise in sexually transmitted diseases: Chlamydia, which is the most commonly reported STD, is not the most prevalent. That would be HPV, a vaccine-preventable viral infection linked to genital warts and cervical cancer”.

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Bias, warps, misfolds, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Evidence on acupuncture therapies is underused in clinical practice and health policy: “It has been shown repeatedly that acupuncture studies originating from China never show negative findings, strongly suggesting one or more sources of bias… Recently, the Beijing Municipal Science and … [Read more...]

Dirt, blame, The Incredible Hulk, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Friends of Science in Medicine, Australia – the 10th Anniversary: Friends of Science in Medicine celebrated its 10th birthday last month. In memory of our beginnings, here is an article by FSM President Ken Harvey, guest blogging for the … [Read more...]

Anniversary, rejuvenation, sugar, and more…

FSM was launched on the 20 December 2011 – Happy 10th Anniversary!


FSM News and Articles

Omicron is fuelled by our failure to mount a coordinated global response:While we struggle with the moment we do not have the luxury of not worrying … [Read more...]

Failure, purity, invitations, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Omicron is fuelled by our failure to mount a coordinated global response: “Note that Omicron developed in an environment where only 7 per cent of the population were vaccinated. As of this week 78 billion doses of vaccine have been … [Read more...]

Avoidance, hidden cameras, disbelief, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Accused Perth nurse Christine Hartmann Benz and the anti-vaxxers trying to avoid mandatory vaccination: Ken McLeod is part of a collective of pro-vaccination advocates, Stop the Australian Anti-Vaccination Network, and believe cases like Ms Hartmann Benz show that regulatory authorities are … [Read more...]

Failures, profits, pretence, and more…

FSM News and Articles

TGA fails to protect against shonky weight-loss products:  “The TGA is under fire for failing to protect consumers, after an investigation found misleading promotions for over-the-counter weight-loss products continued for years after they had been judged deceptive. A recent … [Read more...]