Tag Archive for Alternative medicine

Doctors in Pakistan feel threatened by anti-science proponents

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More trouble in Pakistan. Doctors who stand up to quackery claims are feeling threatened. Anti-quackery: Doctors uneasy after colleague evades kidnapping attempt – The Express Tribune. Medical practitioners in the city have expressed unease after the recent attempt to kidnap the general secretary of the anti-quackery committee of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Dr Abdul…

“Medical research in clown shoes” (UPDATE)

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Oh, this has caused a stir… The Australian site The Conversation has seen fit to take down this piece by Mick Vagg. It has been preserved here. FreezePage: Conversation suspended page – Quackademic medicine…coming soon to a uni near you The recent memorandum of understanding signed between supplement company Swisse and La Trobe University to establish…

UK paper stumbles big time with credulous article on local homeopath

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Lancashire Telegraph has credulous and irresponsible article up about natural medicine. Blackburn doctor takes the natural way to health (From Lancashire Telegraph). PATIENTS are travelling from as far as New York and Oslo to seek out a Blackburn doctor’s alternative cures. At the Bios NatureCure Clinic in Darwen Street, Dr Dos Adele is carrying on…

Toxin-free is rather logic-free

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This doctor has invented a product he thinks is revolutionary. I disagree. Doctor invents remedy for food contamination. An Al Ain-based Indian doctor claims that he has found an herbal remedy that can purge toxins from vegetables and fruits that are used for human consumption. The herbal product “Toxin Free” is a concoction from the…

Errol of the Denton family is quacking in court

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Don’t call him “Mr.” If you haven’t heard of Errol Denton, you should. He’s Grade A quacktastic. Finally, he is being charged in the U.K. for his unsupported, dangerous claims. Harley Street practitioner claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with lifestyle changes and herbs, court hears – Telegraph. A Harley Street practitioner claimed he…

Turkey’s health ministry takes important steps to regulate alternative medicine

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Turkey organizes a way to regulate alternative medicine practitioners. POLITICS – Turkish health ministry forms legislation regulating alternative medicine. The Health Ministry has completed legislation on alternative medicine practices, taking a big step toward regulation of the currently disordered field. The legislation on “Traditional Supplementary and Alternative Medicine Practices” has been finalized after four years…

I’m not a health care expert, I just play one in real life

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The Wall Street Journal publishes an editorial by Suzanne Somers, actress, labeling her a “health and wellness” expert. Wow, that REALLY IS bottom of the barrel. She spouts a lot of nonsense. Expert? They have an odd interpretation of that word. [Thanks to Jeb Card for the tip]  Suzanne Somers: The Affordable Care Act Is…

Chiropractors pitch you dubious “cure” for diabetes

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Be aware of such scams. Call 12: Promise of diabetes ‘cure’ has a catch. Diabetic Solutions MD promises it can help cure diabetes through a step-by-step process and nutritional supplements that could cost you thousands. Don’t be misled by the MD in the title. The doctors pitching the supplements are licensed chiropractors whose practices revolve…

Hospital fights parents to continue chemo for leukemia victim (UPDATE: Reconsider)

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Earlier this week we covered the case of parents getting a slap on the wrist for refusing their child proper treatment for burns. He died. Now, another case in the Ohio Amish community. Ohio hospital: Force Amish girl to have chemo. An Ohio hospital is fighting to force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to…

Heel, Inc. homeopathic manufacturer must “dial down” health claims

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Homeopathic product maker settled a class action suit against their claims about efficacy. It’s not much and it SHOULD be more. That is, they should be made to say it has NO active ingredients. Homeopathic Drugmaker Puts Up $1M To End False Ad Claims – Law360. *Paywalled article Homeopathic treatment manufacturer Heel Inc. agreed Wednesday…

Turning to “traiteurs”, faith healers awash in misconceived ideas

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I found a disturbing story of faith healing practiced in the deep South. It’s chalk full of misconceptions and mistaken ideas. In Louisiana, some turn to ‘traiteurs’ for healing | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com. Thirteen years ago, Allen Simon prayed over a child who was then healed of an ailment. “I stumbled on a…