Sports fads, food intolerance, probiotics, and more…

FSM Friends news and articles

Acute flaccid myelitis – enterovirus to blame according to new CDC report: Not the Polio Vaccine. The anti-vaccine community has wasted no time in attributing the recent outbreak of accute flaccid myelitis – AFM – to the polio vaccine. … [Read more...]

Media Release: Australia gets immunised against pseudoscience

The government’s decision to withdraw financial support for a host of ‘natural’ therapies has been greeted with acclaim by one of the nation’s foremost bodies arguing for an end to government-sponsored pseudoscience.

Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) has campaigned for seven years for the government to stop subsidising supposed health … [Read more...]

Drying hands, spurious cancer cures, weight loss, and more…

FSM Friends news and articles

 Air Dryers vs Paper TowelsWhich hand drying method is the best, air or paper towel? The answer is more complicated than you might think – but do wash your hands.

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Nearly half of Americans think alternative medicine [Read more...]

Spreading myths, adulterated supplements, health apps, and more…

FSM Friends news and articles

Health and wellness myths spread, trust in reliable science wanes: “Unfortunately, Caulfield said, it’s going to get increasingly difficult to navigate through all the health misinformation because the supply is growing. It may take serious time to make up ground … [Read more...]

Vaccines, cancer, vitamin vaping, and more

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Talking to friends and family who share dodgy stories and health claims on social media: Best to fact-check yourself before you wreck yourself.

How should we handle complementary and alternative medicine? “[…] according to the World Health Organisation nearly 100 million Europeans use … [Read more...]

Fat, cancer, fraud, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Israel vaccine law proposal – seeking balance to improve vaccination ratesA new law has been proposed in Israel to counter the number of people refusing vaccination. Interestingly, a cooercive approach has been rejected as unhelpful. However the proposed … [Read more...]

New regulations, veganism, conspiracy theories, and more…

FSM news & articles

Changes to regulation of ‘low risk’ products: The ACCC is concerned that a regulatory gap may emerge for the following ‘low risk’ products if they are excluded from the TGA – ear candles, nappy rash cream, antiperspirants, hard surface disinfectants, sunscreens, … [Read more...]