Lucky breaks, wasting money, talking about suicide, and more…

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Ten years on, Professor Ian Frazer recalls ‘lucky’ discovery of cervical cancer vaccine“Speaking at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, co-inventor of the vaccine Ian Frazer said he was simply in the right place at the right time. … [Read more...]

Microwaves, coffee enemas, MSG, and more…

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Vitamin supplements don’t lower heart risk, study findsPeople believe that they can make up for poor diets with supplements — something that has been disproven in several studies.”

Six Things You Need to Know About HPV: Most people will have heard … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding, cold cures, sepsis, and more…

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US stuns world health community by opposing breastfeedingThis is not intended as a political statement. Rather, this represents an example of a government agenda running counter to the attitude of the rest of the world. Intended mainly as an initiative to encourage … [Read more...]

Sunscreens, tea towels, nanoparticles and more…

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Do sunscreens cause cancer? Conclusion: Not good science. Plourde’s book is a cherry-picked, poorly reasoned diatribe, not a fair assessment of the scientific evidence. The bottom line: no, sunscreens don’t cause cancer; they protect against it. There are some legitimate … [Read more...]

Truth in labelling, alt-med failures, legislative challenges, and more…

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CHOICE campaign urges Senate to support truthful labelling on health benefits of supplement: “If a bottle of vitamins in the chemist says it supports heart health or provides relief from anxiety, you should be able to trust those claims. But … [Read more...]

Acupuncture failures, vaccine myths, science denialism, and more…

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Acupuncture and the placebo problem:   “When the advocates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) push back against critics, they often point to the big CAM “successes.” The argument usually goes as follows: the heartless science-informed cynics have long said acupuncture … [Read more...]

Fish oil, sugar, penile transplants, and more …

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Clinical trials review shows fish oil supplements not beneficial against cardiovascular disease: Fish oil – at least in supplement form – has less preventative power than previously thought. “We often find that positive results in initial trials are often not confirmed,” [Ken Harvey] said. … [Read more...]

Diet, flu vaccines, crystals and more …

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Disappointment for King, Friends of Science in Medicine: “We’re trying on the one hand, to work towards best practice in science-based medicine, and then we’ve got this incredible commercial pull to provide anything that possibly sells off the shelf. And you … [Read more...]