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Crackdown on alternative health remedies

Washington - Many alternative health treatments come from unregulated industries. Not only are many ineffective, some can cause considerable harm. This area has become a focal point in the U.S.

Father wouldn't stop homeopathy on autistic sons, loses custody

Toronto - A father in Ontario lost custody of his two young sons, in part because he refused to stop trying to cure the boys' autism and other illnesses with homeopathy. The boys, aged nine and ten have "severe and profound" autism spectrum disorder.

Op-Ed: Is homeopathy a form of quackery?

People are always looking for more natural approaches to healing, as alternatives to traditional medicine or invasive procedures, but when it comes to homeopathy as a trade-off for traditional approaches, this is where the line in the sand is drawn.

Does Australia's medical study prove homeopathy is not effective?

Australia's top medical research group, National Health and Medical Research Council, states that "people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments."

Unusual but practical ways to reduce allergies Special

If April showers bring May flowers, then surely what comes next is the “wheezing and sneezing” of spring and summer allergies, an old saying has it. With this, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has provided some tips to reduce allergies.

The risks of inauthentic herbals

DNA bar coding studies have revealed that herbal products are often contaminated or contain alternative compounds and fillers. This means that consumers do not always get what they pay for, and that some "remedies" can actually cause harm.

Swedish astronaut survives homeopathy challenge

In the latest of a series of high-profile challenges to the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies, Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang took an overdose of homeopathic sleeping pills and lived to tell about it.

Op-Ed: Group stages 'overdose' campaign to protest homoeopathic drugs Special

Toronto - Last Saturday, volunteer groups staged a worldwide overdose campaign where people deliberately took massive doses commercially bought homoeopathic products to show there is nothing in them. A Toronto group took part in the worldwide event.

Op-Ed: Group stages 'overdose' campaign to protest homoeopathic drugs Special

Toronto - Last Saturday, volunteer groups staged a worldwide overdose campaign where people deliberately took massive doses commercially bought homoeopathic products to show there is nothing in them. A Toronto group took part in the worldwide event.

Op-Ed: Homoeopaths scramble into damage control mode

After the recent airing on the CBC of a Marketplace episode that exposed homoeopathy as a potentially dangerous non-treatment, CP24's Wylde on Health aired an episode defending homoeopathy: Homeopathy, does it work?

Op-Ed: Homoeopaths scramble into damage control mode

After the recent airing on the CBC of a Marketplace episode that exposed homoeopathy as a potentially dangerous non-treatment, CP24's Wylde on Health aired an episode defending homoeopathy: Homeopathy, does it work?

Op-Ed: Ruta 6 for brain cancer - a scientific paper proving homoeopathy?

After the broadcast by CBC Marketplace, the debate regarding the efficacy of homoeopathy goes on. In a comment, a reader posted a scientific paper that is purported to show that homoeopathy cures brain cancer. Let's have a look.

Op-Ed: Ruta 6 for brain cancer - a scientific paper proving homoeopathy?

After the broadcast by CBC Marketplace, the debate regarding the efficacy of homoeopathy goes on. In a comment, a reader posted a scientific paper that is purported to show that homoeopathy cures brain cancer. Let's have a look.

Op-Ed: Do homoeopaths truly treat cancer or is this a lie?

Following the CBC Marketplace episode about homoeopathy, and the articles I wrote about it, I received a phone call and an e-mail to accuse the makers of Marketplace of manipulating the truth and to inform me that homoeopaths do not treat cancer.

Op-Ed: Do homoeopaths truly treat cancer or is this a lie?

Following the CBC Marketplace episode about homoeopathy, and the articles I wrote about it, I received a phone call and an e-mail to accuse the makers of Marketplace of manipulating the truth and to inform me that homoeopaths do not treat cancer.

Op-Ed: Homoeopaths show their nasty side

Yesterday, the CBC aired a short programme about homoeopathy in its Marketplace series. Homoeopaths launched a smear campaign against the programme and its makers, before it was even aired.

Doctors’ body hears claim that homeopathy is ‘witchcraft’

Britain’s main doctors’ body, the British Medical Association (BMA), has heard homeopathy likened to witchcraft. And members say taxpayers should not have to pay for remedies used on the National Health Service (NHS).

Homoeopathy gets an Evidence Check in Britain (Part 2)

In a recently published report, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee recommended that the government stop issuing licences for homoeopathic products, since these have no benefits beyond the placebo effect.

Homoeopathy gets an Evidence Check in Britain (Part 1)

The British House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (STC) has released its "Evidence Check" report of homoeopathy. The report uses current evidence to support the unequivocal advice to stop government funding of homoeopathy.

Better health really can be all in the mind

It really is possible to think yourself better, a scientist has claimed in an article in a leading peer-reviewed medical journal.

Sceptics plan to overdose on homeopathy pills tomorrow

On January 30, we'll be able to watch, hear, or read what happens when a substantial number of people take an overdose of homeopathic remedies in a concerted effort to end other people's freedom of choice to take the pills or drops they prefer.

Medics Condemn Homeopathic Treatments

The use of homeopathic treatments for conditions such as TB, Malaria and HIV has been condemned by experts concerned at its promotion in the developing world.
 

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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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This is a screenshot of a message sent by twitterer Thamno as a reply to a tweet by Wylde On Health.
This is a screenshot of a message sent by twitterer Thamno as a reply to a tweet by Wylde On Health.