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...]

Hate mail, flu, iron, and more…

FSM Friends News and Articles

Belief in homeopathy results in the death of a 7-year-old Italian child: “Rather than seeking care from the family paediatrician, they had him evaluated by a local homeopath”.

Vaccines, public trust and learning from my hate mail: “But within all … [Read more...]

Labelling, implausibilities, flu, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Food labelling: When is a medicine not a medicine? “Complementary medicines listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) through the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are generally assessed for quality and safety, but not efficacy. Restrictions also apply when advertising … [Read more...]

Cupping, cherry picking, braking, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harm: Turmeric, another popular supplement – “it’s in bloody tea and coffee now,” says Professor Moses – is also a blood thinner. High doses of turmeric combined with … [Read more...]

Ticks, snakes, tetanus, and more…

FSM Friends News and Articles

Chronic Lyme disease: Fake diagnosis, not fake disease. The term “fake diagnosis” or “quack diagnosis”, however, directs the charge of fakery right where it belongs, at the quacks making the bogus diagnosis. The symptoms these patients experience are real. … [Read more...]

Healthy food, celebrity fraud, concussion, and more…

FSM News and Articles

Where food meets medicine – reform needed: “…the regulation of health claims for foods and therapeutic goods is inconsistent; complaint systems are inadequate, no effective penalties are applied for documented breaches of the law, and questionable (and potentially dangerous products) are … [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...]

Chiropractors and babies: ABC interviews FSM’s Prof Marcello Costa

Marcello Costa, Professor of Neurophysiology, Flinders University, and Founding Member of FSM.

FSM’s Professor Marcello Costa was interviewed on ABC Weekend Breakfast (23rd February, 2019) to discuss reports of chiropractors carrying out potentially dangerous manipulations on very young babies. Click here to read one of [Read more...]