Quackery, politics, therapy, and more…

FSM Friends’ News and Articles

China is forcing people to use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) quackery to treat COVID-19: “The Chinese government promotes TCM (which is big business in China, both domestically and as an export business) by passing laws to promote TCM by … [Read more...]

Potential harm, actual nonsense, riot-acts, and more…

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Natural cold and flu busters unlikely to do the trick but could do harmProfessor Geraldine Moses works as a clinical pharmacist at Mater Health Services in Brisbane, and holds a position with the University of Queensland’s School of Pharmacy. … [Read more...]

Swabs, flying, bleach, and more…

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Health experts say COVID-19 swab tests are safe and do not damage the blood-brain barrierThe claim is misleading, according to experts. According to Immunologist and FSM Consultant, Emeritus Professor John Dwyer, “The swab is not placed on the blood … [Read more...]

Lurking danger, bus tours, bats, and more…

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Hidden dangers lurk in many sports supplements: Experts have warned of undeclared poisons in supplements, especially grey market products from overseas. Is tighter regulation the solution? The use of sports supplement is hugely popular among athletes and fitness fiends, but … [Read more...]

Activewear, pangolins, repurposing, and more…

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration must do better: “Almost 2 years after complaints about numerous hangover products were submitted to the TGA they have finally published one outcome. The TGA agreed there was insufficient evidence to support claims related to hangover relief.”… [Read more...]

Criminalising, probiotics, masks, and more…

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Paying the price for questioning Traditional Chinese Medicine – Beware! If scientists were fearful of a clinical trial’s producing negative results, would they even pursue it? A draft Chinese regulation issued in late May aims to criminalise individual scientists and organisations … [Read more...]

Post-truth, vitamin D, acupuncture, and more…

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To win the fight against health and wellness bunk, we must leave the post-truth era in the past: Fighting misinformation spread through social media can lead to people becoming entrenched in their views, which can lead to the view that … [Read more...]

Conspiracies, ticks, 5G, and more…

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Coronavirus – Social media users more likely to believe conspiracies“Some 60% of those who believe that COVID-19 symptoms were linked to 5G radiation said that much of their information on the virus came from YouTube – while of those who believed that … [Read more...]

Pain, silence, lessons, and more…

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Most people don’t realise long-term opioid use can make pain worse, research finds: As more and more is learned about the opioid crisis, it is also becoming clear that many patients are unaware of side effects, and may not realise … [Read more...]