Tag Archive for medical claims

Accused charlatan “healer” ‘John of God’ coming to Australia

Infamous, so-called faith healer John of God is coming to Australia – a prospect that has alarmed the Australian Medical Association. Critics show little faith in healing powers of Brazilian ‘trickster’. THE website video shows Brazilian Joao Teixeira de Faria, a self-described “simple farmer” with no medical training, as he exposes the breast of a…

Ayurvedic herbal med found to contain prescription drug dexamethasone

An Ayurvedic herbal treatment has been flagged by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for containing a potentially dangerous prescription drug. Warning about Ayurvedic herbal medicine for treatment of asthmatic symptoms containing undeclared pharmaceuticals : MHRA. MHRA is advising consumers not to use Ayurvedic herbal medicine Shwasa Sanjeevani as it has been found to…

Stop eating and using pangolins

We’ve posted before on Doubtful News how the pangolin – scaly anteater – is killed and used for Traditional Chinese Medicine preparations and for consumption. A single animal may bring $7000 on the black market. It is facing extinction thanks to its unusual characteristics. BBC Nature – ‘Shocking’ scale of pangolin smuggling revealed. Official records show…

Why do I keep wanting to spit whenever I have to say this Doctor’s name?

Burzynski blinds people of reason, uses his patients in more ways than one. This is heartbreaking, not heartwarming. Grandfather goes to Washington to try and save ill Hudson granddaughter | New Hampshire NH People. Fed up with unreturned calls to the FDA, Frank LaFountain drove himself to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt…

FDA issues consumer update on supplements for concussions

The FDA issues a consumer update stating that unscrupulous companies are pushing useless “treatments” for concussions. Consumer Updates > Can a Dietary Supplement Treat a Concussion? No. Exploiting the public’s rising concern about concussions, some companies are offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions and other traumatic…