Supplement regulation, false panaceas, advances in cancer research, and more…

 

FSM news & articles:

Kids’ vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative: “In addition to the high and damaging sugar content, we argue these are exploitative products that mislead consumers about the benefit of dietary supplements. Both the website and the label of Kids [Read more...]

Regulatory failures, unproven stem cell therapy, supplements, and more…

 

FSM news & articles:

The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud: A call to action from Professor John Dwyer AO, for emergency physicians to promote evidence based medicine and protect consumers from dodgy therapies.

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement [Read more...]

Supplements, antibiotics, homeopathy, spruiking convictions, and more.

FSM news & articles:

Spruiking supplements: Why does a trusted Nine news journalist risk their reputation to spruik vitamins and supplements?

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

Homeopathy Embarrassing to Integrative Medicine: Perhaps we should celebrate the distancing from homeopathy of many ‘integrative medicine’ … [Read more...]

Cancer, quackery, placebos, neck manipulation, and more

 

FSM Friends news & articles:

Cancer, vitamin supplements, and unexpected consequences: Not only do B-vitamin supplements not protect you from lung cancer, they may significantly raise your risk of cancer.

Naturopathic Cancer Quackery: Naturopaths treat cancer with an array of implausible concoctions … [Read more...]

Chiropractors, anti-vaxxers, arthritis and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Chiros to lose spinal X-ray Medicare rebates: Chiropractors will lose access to Medicare items for spinal X-rays for low back pain as part of the government’s implementation of the MBS Review Taskforce recommendation.

Chiropractic for kids: a pack of offensive [Read more...]

Cancer survival rates, dietary supplements, bionic eyes and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Alternative medicine kills cancer patients: Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rates: “The researchers studied patients diagnosed from 2004 to 2013. By collecting the outcomes of patients who received alternative medicine instead of chemotherapy, surgery, and/or … [Read more...]

Side effects of supplements, update on anti-vaxxers, “Right To Try” laws, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles:

Increase In Supplement Poisonings:

“The annual rate of dietary supplement exposures per 100,000 population increased by 46.1% during 2000–2002, decreased 8.8% during 2002–2005, and then increased again by 49.3% from 2005 to 2012. These trends were influenced by the decrease … [Read more...]

Crystal healing & controversial nutrition in universities, homeopathy, naturopathy, cancer, and more

Universities

Pro-science lobby wary of uni links to alternative remedies : Friends of Science in Medicine – WA universities are increasingly being used to host events to promote alternative remedies such as crystal healing.

Backlash over Murdoch Uni’s decision to host ‘dangerous nutrition expert’ : [Read more...]