Alternative Medicine

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

New NICE guidelines on chronic pain fall woefully short – and not just because of the acupuncture

Chronic pain patients need evidence-based care - instead, new NICE guidelines offer them patronising messaging, paternalism, and acupuncture

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

When it comes to our health, doing nothing is often better than doing something wrong

Most of the time, being proactive can be a good thing, but when it comes to healthcare, doing nothing is better than doing something stupid.

Fecomagnetism: how Spanish alternative therapists promoted our hoax faeces-based cure-all

Two bored Spanish students invented a hoax therapy to demonstrate how misleading alt-med could be... then therapists asked if they could sell it.

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?

How the Society of Homeopaths had their accredited status suspended

After years of anti-vaccine misinformation and bogus claims to cure autism, the Society of Homeopaths has lost its accredited status

Kardecism: the fringe spiritualist doctrine which became the soul of pseudoscience in Brazil

Kardecism - an 19th century off-shoot of spiritualism - found fertile ground in Brazil, and grew to wholly undermine trust in science and medicine.

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