This Week In Wellness a report by investigative journalist Maryanne Demasi has drawn into question the independence and trustworthiness of medical regulators all over the world as their finding sources are revealed. The investigation published by The BMJ looked at six leading regulators, in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, the UK, and US and showed that… Continue reading TWIW 162: Is big pharma buying drug regulators?
This Week In Wellness Steven Newmaster, a researcher and botanist at the University of Guelph is facing charges of using fraudulent research methods. Newmaster found fame in 2013 publishing a study in BMC Medicine using DNA barcoding on herbal products such as echinacea, ginkgo biloba, and St. John’s wort and accusing the products of containing… Continue reading TWIW 148: Researcher famed for accusing natural remedies of fraud, accused of fraud
On this episode we discuss whether we have become so used to saying “where’s the research” or “the evidence” that we’ve lost the art of independent thinking. We discuss the importance of all factors of life containing an art, a science and a philosophy – and that no one is more important than the other.… Continue reading 100NO 420: Imagine a dinner party full of scientists …
This Week In Wellness one in every eight peer reviewed nutrition studies has a tie to business, and those that are were 6 times more likely to return favourable results, with industry linked studies finding positive results the majority of the time, versus non linked studies showing positive results less than 10% of the time.… Continue reading TWIW 95: Industry influences nutrition research
This Week In Wellness a paper published online by Cambridge University Press has shown that Coca-Cola paid scientists to downplay the role of sugary beverages in the obesity epidemic. Scientists used information gathered from over 18,000 pages of emails via freedom of information requests made by a US non-profit public health group “Right To Know”.… Continue reading TWIW 73: Coke’s “email family” of obesity researchers
This Week In Wellness An international team of researchers, clinicians, regulators, and citizen advocates from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) are launching a campaign to separate medicine from Big Pharma. Citing a 2009 Institute of Medicine report, that identified widespread financial conflicts of interest across medical research, education, and practice, the BMJ team say that… Continue reading TWIW 39: British Medical Journal takes on big pharma
This Week In Wellness, CSIRO (an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research) is recommending a low carbohydrate approach to help curb the obesity epidemic and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in a dramatic shift from the high carbohydrate, low-fat approach recommended previously. With two in three Australians either overweight… Continue reading TWIW 29: CSIRO recommends low carb approach
This Week In Wellness the team of science writers behind Retraction Watch has put together a database of unreliable scientific research in Australia and 247 research papers published by Australian scientists (including some of Australia’s most reputable Universities) to be compromised. “The public should be concerned. Almost 250 [papers], that’s a number that many people… Continue reading TWIW 20: Australian research unreliable
A few years ago, the Australian government introduced “My Health Record”, a nation-wide health database which Australians could choose to be a part of. Australians will now be automatically opted into this system unless they choose to opt out before November 15th, 2018. Some feel there are data security risks with having a centralised system… Continue reading AQJ 125: My Health Record – What’s It All About?
This week Brett and Damian are once again at the 6th Bioceuticals Research Symposium and this time interview one of the worlds leading researchers into Ketogenic diets Dominic D’Agostino. Keto has been massive over the last year or two and Dominic shines out as a fantastic voice of reason in the community. He understands what… Continue reading TWG 351: The facts about Keto