Flaxseed no help for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause, study finds. A randomized, placebo-controlled study followed 188 women between October and December 2009 and found no statistically significant difference in mean hot flash scores between women taking flaxseed and those taking a placebo.
Boiron Shares Fall Most Since 1989 on First-Half Earnings- Bloomberg. Boiron SA (BOI), a French maker of homeopathic remedies, fell the most since at least 1989 in Paris trading after reporting a slump in first-half earnings.
Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science The Guardian (UK) Pressure on scientists to publish has led to a situation where any paper, however bad, can now be printed in a journal that claims to be peer-reviewed. Peer review is the process that decides whether your work gets published in an academic journal. It doesn’t…
Study Dumps Colon Cleansing as Useless and Dangerous | LiveScience. Doctors have long argued that colon cleansing is money down the proverbial toilet, utterly useless for good health and a huge waste of time and money.
Push to label most alternative medicines as ‘untested’ | theage.com.au. AUSTRALIA’S therapeutics watchdog is considering the radical option of requiring alternative medicines to contain an ”untested” disclaimer on their labels.