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

Durian fruit myths: the many tall tales associated with the “King of Fruits”

Singapore's favourite fruit, the durian, has become the subject of myths and folk tales - each a testament to its cultural impact and importance

The Society of Homeopaths, and the issues with regulating healthcare in the UK

The Society of Homeopaths are no longer accredited by the PSA, after the authorities new Standards require benefit to be weighted against risk

As a skeptic and a dentist, I jumped at the chance to take a dental acupuncturist course

If we want to appreciate what makes pseudoscience practitioners tick, we need to know how they’re taught to think - which is why I took an acupuncture course.

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

Paul McCartney and The Bates Method of eyesight restoration

While it might come with high-profile adherents like Paul McCartney, when it comes to improving eyesight, the Bates Method is good For No One

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

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