A group of Queensland naturopaths seek $3 million in damages from natural medicine retailers Healthy Life, Go Vita and a franchisee over wages underpayment and alleged bullying and abuse.
With Australian doctors' ongoing reluctance to prescribe it to patients, the nation's fledgling medicinal cannabis industry is eyeing off the export markets in its bid to take off.
Australians are being offered pills that claim to "protect skin" and "limit the damage caused by the sun's rays". But experts say there is no evidence they work and could be putting people at risk.
Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
Australia's obsession with natural therapies makes them by far our biggest non-prescription habit, growing by more than 20 per cent in a year.
A father who juiced cannabis to ease the suffering of his two daughters has been given a six-month good behaviour bond.
There's evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications, but too little is known about how it works. That would require research funding and research, and osteopathy in Australia has very little of either, writes Amie Steel.
A landmark Australian study found there was no difference in birth rates in women undergoing IVF who had regular acupuncture compared to those who didn't.
There are calls to regulate the placenta encapsulation industry in Australia after a newborn baby in the United States contracted a deadly blood infection linked to its mother taking the pills last year.
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