Alternative Medicine

Electromagnetic protection: the dodgy devices promising to protect you from EMFs

From the archives, Steve Donnelly discusses the burgeoning field of electromagnetic protection protecting devices

Gerson Support Group cancer ‘cure’ charity removed from register by Charity Commission

The Gerson Support Group failed to meet the Charity Commission's public benefit test - and it's not the only CAM charity that will fail to clear that hurdle

Echo chambers create an illusion of consensus around medical misinformation

Patients can find themselves beset from all sides by medical misinformation - and that constant repetition can make it feel like claims of miracle cures have something to them

Mothers-only Lockdown: postpartum confinement practices in Asia

Chinese Mothers routinely follow traditional postpartum confinement practices - but science suggests they could be doing more harm than good

Medical mistrust: what to do when the evidence isn’t enough

Evidence alone isn't enough to persuade people that their healthcare professionals have their best interests at heart - we also need to actively listen to people's concerns

Charles, Prince of Wales: the alternative prince

For decades, Prince Charles - subject of a new unauthorised biography - has been one of the most persistent champions of alternative medicine in the world

Traditional Chinese Medicine’s grip on Singaporean society

Despite having access to high-quality and affordable healthcare, Traditional Chinese Medicine remains extremely popular in Singapore

Ayurvedic skin cream Dermaved found to contain powerful prescription-only steroid

Dermaved told users their skin cream was natural and Ayurvedic - in fact, it contained clobetasol propionate, one of the most potent steroids on the market

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