Saturday, April 11, 2015

Yes, "Homeopathy IS for Suckers"

here, a snippet from a recent piece critical of homeopathy:

001. Larry Schwartz, at salon.com, writes in "Homeopathy is For Suckers: What the Medicine Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know" (2015-04-9):

"homeopathic formulas [...] little blue vials with tiny little pills in them [...] one of its biggest selling points is the lack of side effects, the way it works naturally with your body, how clinically effective it is [...but] there are no effects, other than placebo ones [...]";

hear, hear.  Placebo and kind.

"a recent study out of Australia definitively stated that homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any medical condition.  After reviewing 225 research papers on homeopathy, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has seemingly closed the case for using homeopathic treatments [...] as the NHMRC report has shown, there have been no reasonable scientific studies of homeopathic medicines that have borne out any of its claims [...]";

but true believers go on believing.

"'it’s not fair to advertise something as having a physiological or medical effect when it is simply a gram of sugar,' says Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, in a video posted on the website Medscape [...and the author writes] for real medicine, look to actual science to cure what ails you";

agreed.
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