Alternative Medicine

Homeopathy & Witchcraft

“Homeopathy is witchcraft” said Dr Tom Dolphin, deputy chairman of the BMA’s junior doctors committee at their annual conference in May. It seems the...

A Quorum of Quacks

For those of you who have never been festooned with so may needles that you looked like a archery target in fairyland, or else...

The Changing Face of Anti-Vax

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a very well-travelled eighteenth century aristocrat whose husband was appointed ambassador to Istanbul. Fortunately for us, she was also...

The Nightingale Collaboration

Alan Henness outlines a recent initiative designed to help sceptics challenge unfounded medical claims.

BCA drops case against Singh.

I'll keep this brief to avoid repeating the sources which have already published the news: the British Chiropractic Association today dropped its case against...

10:23 London & CFI UK events today (#ten23)

We are hoping to broadcast the 10:23 campaign event from London live, below. The stream will be somewhat experimental so please bear with us...

Sceptical suicide attempt, nationwide: Updated

At 10:23am on Saturday 30th January, over 300 individuals from branches of Skeptics in the Pub will simultaneously consume an overdose of commercially available homeopathic...

Foals for Goals: Horse placenta the new magic sponge?

As an avid football fan and someone who has sustained their fair share of injuries, I have often been jealous of professional footballers who...

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Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and alt-med quackery put our pets in harm’s way

Vet Danny Chambers highlights how the aggressive promotion of alternative therapies to prevent and treat animal diseases has become widespread.

‘Mask Mouth’: A real dental phenomenon, or merely a confection?

Dentist Shaun Sellars looks at recent reports of facemasks causing a new dental phenomenon known as 'mask mouth'.

The Ockham Awards 2020: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2020 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Don’t believe what you think!

What follows is a slightly modified and abbreviated version of the introduction to Professor Edzard Ernst's recently published book, Don't Believe What...

Ethics for Skeptics: why compassion and reason go hand in hand

Philosophy lecturer Aaron Rabinowitz outlines the ethical core of skepticism, and explains why a compassionate understanding of morality must underpin the skeptical worldview.
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