Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Australia's Cancer Council Australia Calls For "Inquiry Into Treatments Touted by Naturopaths"

here, news from Australia regarding naturopathy woo:

001. Jack Houghton reports at dailytelegraph.com.au in "Cancer Patients Duped Into Useless Treatments as HCCC Launches Investigation" (2016-09-09):

"Cancer Council Australia chief executive Professor Sanchia Aranda has called for an inquiry into treatments touted by naturopaths [...] Prof Aranda said she knew of patients who ignore conventional medicine for untested treatments. '(They) sell false hope and that’s something conventional medicine cannot do' [...e.g.] naturopath Peter Chen is among those now under HCCC investigation after NSW Health’s legal team were alerted Mr Chen believes women with the BRCA gene, known to heighten the risk of cancer, should not have potentially lifesaving mastectomies [...] a Saturday Telegraph investigation has found these examples as cancer victims are being given false hope and charged for treatments which are not proven to work [...] Health Minister Jillian Skinner said 'it’s highly irresponsible for individuals to market products claiming to treat cancer without the evidence to back it up' [...]"; 
hear, hear.
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