Monthly Archives: February 2012

Positive clinical trials of herbal medicines? You wouldn’t read about it.

Is media coverage of herbal medicines and research biased? It seems a popular line from some in the current FSM campaign about natural medicine being taught in university is to claim that research, when done, shows it “all” to be … Continue reading

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Friends of Science in Medicine, Umckaloabo and Secret Remedies – Everything Old is New Again

It’s hard to not agree with Mark Twain’s supposed commentary that history rhymes, if it doesn’t actually repeat. The current campaign by the so-called group Friends of Science in Medicine in 2012 seems to echo some previous attempts to discredit natural … Continue reading

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Friends of Un-Science in Medicine?

In perhaps one of the most remarkable documented cases of trying to manipulate an unscientific online opinion poll on an Australian newspaper website that I’ve heard of. It seems that some supporters of the current campaign being conducted by the … Continue reading

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