The Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Summer Vacation Scholarship Program supports the education of promising tertiary students by providing a means to engage and gain experience in research during the University summer vacation period. In 2019, three students worked with me.
Respectively, they worked up complaints (which I supervised checked and submitted) about:
- Fresh Start Everyday Detox (Sync Corporation): a product that claims to prevent hangovers by removing alcohol from the body. It also purports to remove parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts and radiation (AC-VY4MQ62F/2019).
- MasterCell Clinic (Dr Soraya Felix): who claims to use stem cells to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis and dementia (AC-1A5AMYFK/2019).
- Mundicare® Cold Defence Nasal Spray which contains a seaweed extract, “clinically proven” to shorten the duration of a cold by up to 2 days (AC-3JAMPO3O/2019).
Together, they also worked up a complaint (that I supervised, checked and submitted) about breastexcellence.com.au (Dr George Mayson) who was promoting POLYTECH breast implants suspended by the TGA (AC-AVQKCMG9/2019).
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