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New Book: More Harm Than Good

I just received this short piece by Edzard Ernst on the new book he has written with Kevin Smith, called More Harm than Good?: The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Here’s the blog entry itself: More harm than

New Book: More Harm Than Good

I just received this short piece by Edzard Ernst on the new book he has written with Kevin Smith, called More Harm than Good?: The Moral Maze of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Here’s the blog entry itself: More harm than

A Quarter of Zurich doctors prescribe homeopathy — but don’t believe in it

Via Boing Boing: Survey: 23 percent of Zurich doctors prescribe homeopathy, but many of them believe it to be a placebo As the folks at Boing Boing put it: A survey of 1,500 Zurich canton doctors reported in the Swiss

A Quarter of Zurich doctors prescribe homeopathy — but don’t believe in it

Via Boing Boing: Survey: 23 percent of Zurich doctors prescribe homeopathy, but many of them believe it to be a placebo As the folks at Boing Boing put it: A survey of 1,500 Zurich canton doctors reported in the Swiss

New Rules for Homeopathy in USA

Check this out, from Stuff.co.nz: Homeopathic remedy creators may need to tell their customers about the lack of proof around their product’s effectiveness, US authorities have ruled. The move, by the Federal Trade Commission, means producers will need to provide

New Rules for Homeopathy in USA

Check this out, from Stuff.co.nz: Homeopathic remedy creators may need to tell their customers about the lack of proof around their product’s effectiveness, US authorities have ruled. The move, by the Federal Trade Commission, means producers will need to provide

Faith Healing As Energy Healing

Are false claims to be able to heal people for money any better when they’re wrapped up in the trappings of religion? Check out this story, out of Salt Lake City, Utah: The business behind Christ-centered energy healing “Dear Father

Faith Healing As Energy Healing

Are false claims to be able to heal people for money any better when they’re wrapped up in the trappings of religion? Check out this story, out of Salt Lake City, Utah: The business behind Christ-centered energy healing “Dear Father

Slovak Homeopaths: Misleading Advertising?

From the Slovak Spectator: Homeopathy ads bring criticism “Homeopathy is a way too” or “Homeopathy helps us” are some of the slogans featured alongside the faces of VIPs on billboards that have mushroomed around Bratislava recently – immediately attracting criticism from scientific

Slovak Homeopaths: Misleading Advertising?

From the Slovak Spectator: Homeopathy ads bring criticism “Homeopathy is a way too” or “Homeopathy helps us” are some of the slogans featured alongside the faces of VIPs on billboards that have mushroomed around Bratislava recently – immediately attracting criticism from scientific

CAM & Kids

The blog entry linked below compares two articles from the journal Clinical Pediatrics. The first is called “Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Services in Freestanding US Children’s Hospitals,” and the blogger suggest that that article “accepts the premise

CAM & Kids

The blog entry linked below compares two articles from the journal Clinical Pediatrics. The first is called “Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Services in Freestanding US Children’s Hospitals,” and the blogger suggest that that article “accepts the premise

Journalistic Ethics & Reporting on Naturopathy

This is by the “Public Editor” (a kind of ombudsman) for the Globe & Mail, explaining the newspaper’s decision not to give “balanced” coverage of naturopathy, in reporting on the death of Ezekial Stephan. Ezekial was a Canadian toddler who died

Journalistic Ethics & Reporting on Naturopathy

This is by the “Public Editor” (a kind of ombudsman) for the Globe & Mail, explaining the newspaper’s decision not to give “balanced” coverage of naturopathy, in reporting on the death of Ezekial Stephan. Ezekial was a Canadian toddler who died