Category: Updates

Liver damage from herbal weight loss supplements

We’d like to issue another stark reminder – herbal diet and weight loss supplements have been reported over and over again to have caused liver damage. These products are being marketed as food supplements and there is no regulatory control

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Bioresonance therapy comes to town

The Malay Mail did some investigating and found Something fishy going on at ‘healing centre’ The scent of suspicious activities reeked as we entered Bioresonance Health Solutions Center, operating in a three-storey building in Pekeliling Business Centre. The signage was

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“Miracle” surgery removing kidney stones

Spotted in Facebook: This is obviously “sleight of hand” trickery but yet we have gullible people falling for this. It’s not new though and we’ve blogged about similar “miracle” surgery previously in the old MMR: Miracle bloodless, sutureless neurosurgery Another

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Unconvinced by medical evidence

There’s a good article over in the Star: Unconvinced by medical evidence which highlights the problem of despite there being sound medical evidence, there are people out there who to the contrary believe otherwise and either use “Alternatives to medicine”

Feedback : Translation request

Cindy writes in: I’m writing to you from Canada. My mother has been taking the Sabah Snake Grass as adjuvant treatment after her surgery that removed a recurrent uterine cancer. My FIL sent me the article about the warning you

Schools pushing ‘magic pills’

The Star reports Schools in several states have been “pushing” pills that supposedly make pupils cleverer. The promoters also claim that the “get smart” pills, named Dimensi 108, which are marketed as food supplements, can alter children’s behaviour to make

FDA says: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Not a Cure-All

Consumer update from the FDA No, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has not been clinically proven to cure or be effective in the treatment of cancer, autism, or diabetes. But do a quick search on the Internet, and you’ll see all

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The Detox Myth

Ben Goldacre tells you about the Detox Myth – it’s all a marketing hoax

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The Foot Detox Scam revisited

A patient of mine recently brought a leaflet advertising “foot detoxifcation” asking me if it will help her illness. The brochure claims the device will “detoxify” your body by immersing your feet in it. The brochure is even so bold

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The liver flush revisited

Pic shows “stones” produced by a “liver flush” We posted something about the “liver flush” about three years back, but a recent thread in a local community forum where someone got so excited he posts “I removed my own gallstones!”

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