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...]

Supplement supplements, lolly vitamins, vinegar, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

From 60 Minutes: Health supplements could contain heavy metals, arsenic and even snow leopard: Seven out of ten Australians take some form of vitamin or supplement regularly. But is our obsession with DIY wellness and the pursuit of a … [Read more...]

Vitamin D, aluminium, illegal pills, and more…

FSM Friends news & articles

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease: This new trial answers important questions that had been raised in previous reviews. The US Preventive Services Task Force has previous concluded that there was insufficient evidence … [Read more...]

FSM Friends news & articles

Regulating fringe practitioners: “The end result of licensing practitioners who are not science-based is that fraud and pseudoscience now has the imprimatur of legitimate medicine, the public is largely confused about the true status of these practitioners, and the regulatory … [Read more...]

Probiotics, dumb eye guards, gene therapy, and more…

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A triumph of hype or self-care? Among over-the-counter products sold in pharmacies, which do not require a prescription, natural health products were the largest selling items in 2015–16 ($1.4 billion). Dr Harvey isn’t completely against all natural health products, pointing out … [Read more...]

Flu, milk, WHO, and more…

Friend’s news and articles

Cervical cancer set to be eliminated from Australia in global first: Thanks to an Australian-developed vaccine, and a well executed screening program, within a generation cervical cancer in Australia could be history.

General

Flu treatments – do any of them [Read more...]

Propaganda, ageing emotions, vitamin patches, and more…

General

Does CBD really do anything? “What is clear, at this point, is that the marketing has gotten way ahead of the science.”

Anti-vaxxers target baby products in Aussie stores: Anti-vaxxers have been placing fear propaganda among baby goods again. Unsurprisingly, the fear-based cards and … [Read more...]

Vaccines, cancer, vitamin vaping, and more

General

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...]