Tag Archives: alternative medicine

Amazon UK seller breaches Cancer act (1939)

Homeopathic products are being advertised and sold through the Amazon marketplace that are in breach of the UK Cancer act (1939). Continue reading

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Burzynski: Damned if he does and if he doesn't?

Supporters of Burzynski like to take skeptics for task for all manner of imagined slights. I’d like to take the opportunity to address some of these and explain why I have written and keep writing about the Burzynski clinic and Antineoplastons. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Healer and guard get life for murder

A popular KwaZulu-Natal traditional healer, Nkosinathi Gumede, 49, and his bodyguard have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of the healer’s wife. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Louisville hospitals embracing alternative medicine

Hospitals in Louisiana are embracing alternative medicine. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Herbalife cozies up with UCLA

UCLA’s Medical School has an unusually close relationship with Herbalife, which constantly promotes its connection to doctors there. Where do sensible ideas end and the shilling for Herbalife begin? Continue reading

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Skeptic News: New Zealand Hospitals spend thousands on alternative treatments

Yoga, pet and music therapy are being offered at public hospitals, with one district health board spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on alternative treatments for mental health patients. Continue reading

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Burzynski: The CDA-2 Saga

There have been some interesting developments on the #Burzynski hashtag over on twitter related to a chemical solution known as CDA-2.

What are the potential implications of this for critics and skeptics of Burzynski? Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Maryland to license quacks?

The Maryland legislature is considering a bill in its upcoming session to allow naturopaths to practice medicine in the state of Maryland. Continue reading

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Alt Med: Big Pharma in microcosm?

Is the imagined world of the Big Pharma conspiracy, or indeed the reality of the more dubious aspects pharmaceutical industry, all that different from the world of alternative medicine?

Does alternative medicine hold up a black mirror to Big Pharma? Continue reading

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Skeptic News: witchcraft in New Zealand hospital

A trial of alternative therapies at a New Zealand clinic has been halted after it transpired they were also offering witchcraft Continue reading

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