Wednesday, February 10, 2016

news.stv.tv Scotland: Homepathy is Folly

here, more bad news for homeopathy:

001. at news.stv.tv Scotland, Alastair Brian writes in "Comment: Spending NHS Cash on Homeopathy is Unforgivable Folly" (2016-02-10):

"holistic therapies on the NHS [...such as] Scotland’s only homeopathic hospital, the Centre for Integrative Care in Glasgow [...] Scottish health boards spend £1.8m a year on homeopathy [...which] is widely considered ‘pseudoscience’ and has been debunked by a number of studies [...] if almost all scientific studies into the practice have shown no efficacy and the body representing doctors is opposed to NHS funding, why is homeopathy given taxpayer’s money? [...]";

good question.

"the National Health and Medical Research Council [...which is] a recent Australian [...] comprehensive report reviewed 225 research papers on homeopathy, and came to the conclusion that homeopathy was not effective at treating any condition [...] 'there are no health condition[s] for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective' [...]";

there just be placebo and confounds.

"the British Medical Association [...] Chairman [...] Dr. Peter Bennie, said: 'the BMA in Scotland believes there should be no further NHS funding for homeopathy [...] we believe that finite NHS resources should only be used to support medicines and treatment that have been shown to be effective' [...]";

hear, hear.
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