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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.

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

Integrative medicine: Mixing cow pie with apple pie

A recent paper claims to offer a new definition of Integrative Medicine, but does little more than repeat the the same old tropes and special pleading

Health food stores, a danger to public health?

A Canadian study showed that health food shops were overwhelmingly likely to give misleading advice on cancer - are things any better here?

Four perspectives on peer review: why it goes wrong, and why we need to fix it

The peer review process is vital, but it is riddled with errors and issues; the quality of future science depends on trying to improve it

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