melbourne trams skeptic convention

Krauss and Ernst for November 2016 convention – venue update

Skeptics convention to be held in Melbourne on November 25-27.

“Ineffective” Chiro Board should be sacked

Lack of effective action by the Chiropractic Board of Australia and AHPRA to on-going complaints of misleading advertising elicits the strongest response.

UoW experts unite behind evidence supporting immunisation

Statement by Uni Wollongong academics supports science-based evidence in face of controversial PhD thesis

Bent Spoon for University of Wollongong?

Bent Spoon nominations are flowing in following the University of Wollongong’s approval of an anti-vaccination PhD thesis.

Queensland childcare operator says “no jab, can play”

Queensland’s biggest childcare organisation will not ban children who are not vaccinated.

Five years to bring Nurofen “specific” pain killer to heel

The Federal Court has found claims made by the manufacturer of Nurofen Specific Pain products are misleading … five years after they were first brought to public attention.

Chickenpox outbreak at “tolerant” Victorian school

As many as 25 per cent of students catch chickenpox at school where “a range of opinions are accommodated”, including non-vaccination

Uni study finds some TCM ingredients illegal or dangerous

Tests find some traditional Chinese medicines contain pharmaceuticals, heavy metals and endangered animals, including snow leopards

No Jab No Pay legislation passed

The Senate has given final approval to the no jab no pay legislation to make vaccination essential to receive some government family benefits.

Review on health fund rebate for alt med – too hard basket

A government review of a range of natural therapies has found that they lack evidence of clinical efficacy, but the amount of the rebate paid is not worth the effort of withdrawing it.