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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.

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

The UK’s plan to please India by promoting Ayurvedic medicine puts politics ahead of science

In another attempt to please the Indian government, our politicians want us to use more Ayurvedic medicine - this time, they should listen to the science

Despite what Prince Charles thinks, homeopathy is not the answer to antibiotic resistance

Conditions that clear without antibiotics aren't proof that homeopathy works, but that some infections can clear up on their own

“Fake Medicine”: Dr Brad McKay skilfully takes apart health advice from Dr Google

Professor Edzard Ernst reviews the new book "Fake Medicine", from Australian science communicator and skeptic Dr Brad McKay

Should we be skeptical of homeopathy research conducted in India? A look at the evidence

Research from India is more favourable to homeopathy than studies from anywhere else in the world - which should give us cause to be suspicious

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