Edzard Ernst

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Edzard Ernst is Emeritus Professor of Complementary Medicine at the Peninsula School of Medicine, University of Exeter. He is the author of ten books on complementary and alternative medicine.

Fighting health misinformation can save lives, and stop vulnerable people being exploited

Anti-vaxxer Barbara O'Neill planned to hold a UK workshop, but international collaboration between skeptics stopped her from spreading her health misinformation.

Chiropractic’s life-saving claims are just another flight of fancy

A viral post from a chiropractor claiming to have saved the life of an airline passenger further demonstrates that alt-med practitioners have no idea of their own limitations

Homeopathy goes nuclear: how the homeopathic industry remains detached from reality

Homeopaths around the world are offering remedies to protect against radiation, petitioning the WHO, and calling for wider use of their inert sugar pills

Charles, Prince of Wales: the alternative prince

For decades, Prince Charles - subject of a new unauthorised biography - has been one of the most persistent champions of alternative medicine in the world

The erroneous assumptions of so-called alternative medicine: The test of time

Proponents of so-called alternative medicine point to the age of their therapies, wrongly assuming that just because something has 'stood the test of time', it must work.

The erroneous assumptions of so-called alternative medicine: Root causes

So-called alternative medicine practitioners are always keen to tell their patients they treat the root cause of disease - in reality, nothing could be further from the truth

The curious rise in the popularity of osteopathy in France

The number of osteopaths in France has more than tripled since 2010, despite there being no evidence that osteopathy is remotely effective.

When it comes to research, so-called alternative medicine is hostile to progress

Researchers who demonstrate alt-med to be ineffective are routinely, personally attacked - because practitioners are looking for vindication, not truth

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