Response to individualized homeopathic treatment for depression in climacteric women with history of domestic violence, marital dissatisfaction or sexual abuse: results from the HOMDEP-MENOP Study - Mac ías-Cortés EDC, Llanes-González L, Aguilar-Faisal L, Asbun-Bojalil J.
BACKGROUND:  Although individualized homeopathic treatment is effective for depression in climacteric women, there is a lack of well-designed studies of its efficacy for depression in battered women or in post-traumatic stress disorder. The aim of this s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Treating shingles with homeopathy
(Natural News) Despite popular belief, conventional medicine isn’t a magic bullet in disease treatment. Most of the time, there are more natural, affordable cures to remedy a particular ailment or condition. Take shingles, for instance. While there are conventional drug therapies to treat the disease, these can be expensive and may cause adverse side effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening of drugs and homeopathic products from Atropa Belladonna seed extracts: tropane alkaloids determination and untargeted analysis - Mar ín-Sáez J, Romero-González R, Frenich AG, Egea-González FJ.
Homeopathic products are still a controversial issue in modern medicine, understood as complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). In this particular case, homeopathic products prepared from Atropa Belladonna extracts may present specific problems due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Naturopath college outlaws therapy that promises 'complete elimination' of autism
A homeopathic therapy that promises “complete elimination” of autism has been banned by the regulator for naturopaths in B.C. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

South Africa:Dear Ivo Vegter, the Real Quackery Lies With Big Pharma
[Daily Maverick] Ivo Vegter finds pharmacists selling quackery more credible than homeopaths, as he wrote in two columns about ethical pharmacists. A true scientist has an open mind, hence should be careful about labelling ostensible "otherness" from the (kn)own paradigm as quackery or ludicrous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says
B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

MBI Distributing, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir Due to a Lack of Process Controls
MBI Distributing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir, within expiry, to the consumer level. The drug products have been found to be manufactured with a lack of adequate controls. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bid to overturn homeopathy crackdown
The British Homeopathic Association takes NHS England to the High Court after it asked GPs to stop prescribing treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retailer stops selling unlicensed remedy made from rabid dog saliva after federal investigation
The online retailer of an unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva has agreed to stop selling the product in Canada, according to the federal government. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Homeopaths are offering 'fake' autism cures
The National Autistic Society has strongly criticised CEASE therapy, which is based on the belief that vaccines contribute to autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compromise is the first step toward surrender: Here’s why homeopaths should not "bridge" to include allopathic medicine
(Natural News) These days, it’s easy to combine different products to achieve desired results. However, this attitude should not extend to our choices in medicine, according to an article that appeared on the website Hpathy.com. In the article, homeopath Dr. Firuzi Mehta argues that combining homeopathy, as well as other systems under AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddhi, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada investigating use of unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva
The homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva that a Victoria naturopath says she used to treat a small boy was not licensed for sale in Canada, and the federal government is opening an investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Health Canada should stop approving homeopathic remedies — period: Robyn Urback
Whenever a controversy about homeopathy pops up, Health Canada is stuck: either it affirms the alleged effectiveness of these products despite the total lack of scientific evidence, or it concedes that it has been green-lighting silly water as a health product in its role as a government regulator. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Complaint filed against naturopath who gave boy remedy made from rabid-dog saliva
The B.C. Naturopathic Association has filed a complaint against a Victoria practitioner who said she treated a four-year-old’s aggression problems with a homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

GPs at one in 12 practices are still prescribing homeopathic treatments
Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs at one in 12 practices are still prescribing homeopathic treatments for their patients
Research by Oxford University found that doctors at one in 12 practices had used the controversial alternative therapies, costing the NHS an estimated £4 million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva
A Canadian naturopath claims that she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as a legitimate homeopathic product. […]Related:The world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada says it takes safety 'very seriously' in face of concerns about homeopathic remedy
The long list of so-called homeopathic nosodes approved by Health Canada include remedies made from the bacteria that causes chlamydia, the cerebral fluid of meningitis patients and cancer cells — to name just a few. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Top health official contacting Health Canada over use of remedy made from rabid dog saliva on 4-year-old
A B.C. naturopath’s claim that she treated a small child’s behaviour problems with a homeopathic remedy derived from rabid dog saliva has prompted a letter to the federal government from the province’s senior public health official. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

B.C. health official voices 'grave concerns' after child given homeopathic remedy using rabid-dog saliva
A B.C. naturopath’s claim that she treated a small child’s behaviour problems with a homeopathic remedy derived from rabid dog saliva has prompted a letter to the federal government from the province’s senior public health official. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Homeopathy cancer paper pulled after authors were arrested
The authors, father-and-son team Ashim and Aradeep Chatterjee of India, said their mix, diluting scabies pus a million times, treats stomach, pancreatic and liver cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS-funded homeopathy dwindles with end of London hospital scripts
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) will cease to provide homeopathy treatments on the NHS from next month, it has been revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS homeopathy ending in London
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine will stop NHS homeopathy in April. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgian College cancels diploma in homeopathy
Georgian College says it is cancelling a controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy, which has been criticized by doctors and scientists as "pseudoscience." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A new study finds homeopathic treatments improve vitiligo, a condition where skin loses its pigment
(Natural News) A case report found that homeopathy could improve vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to lose its melanin pigment. The case report was led by a team of researchers from the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore, India who looked at a series of 14 cases of vitiligo that involved treatment with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kay Mellor answers our health quiz
Actress and scriptwriter of new hit show Girlfriends, Kay Mellor OBE, 66 answers our health quiz questions, detailing her depression, homeopathy, and love of chocolate and sweets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial homeopathic treatments could treat vitiligo
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could homeopathy treat vitiligo?
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prince Charles under fire for 'preaching homeopathy'
A new book says Prince Charles ’s backing is ‘immoral’ while Boots is ‘contemptible’ for ‘ripping off’ customers by selling homeopathic remedies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Proposes New Approach to Regulating Homeopathic Drugs
The FDA has proposed new draft guidance for a risk-based enforcement approach to regulating drug products labeled as homeopathic. The agency plans to prioritize enforcement and regulatory actions for unapproved homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential risk for consumers. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Senate Democrats and more than 300 public health groups call on Trump officials to reverse HHS language restrictions
In two separate letters Thursday, a group of Senate Democrats and more than 300 public health organizations called on top Trump administration officials to lift any restrictions on how Health and Human Services employees communicate in official documents. The missives come in the wake of reports by The Washington Post that budget writers at the […]Related:FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited diseaseDebate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘entitlement’FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugs (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate Democrats and more than 300 public-health groups call on Trump officials to reverse HHS language restrictions
In two letters Thursday, a group of Senate Democrats and more than 300 public-health organizations called on top Trump administration officials to lift any restrictions on how Health and Human Services employees communicate in official documents. The missives come in the wake of reports by The Washington Post that budget writers at the Centers for […]Related:FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited diseaseDebate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘entitlement’FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugs (...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Proposes New Policy to Target Certain Homeopathic Drugs
On December 18, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new proposed policy targeting unapproved drug products labeled as homeopathic that have the greatest potential to cause risk to patients. According to the FDA ’s Web site, the new approach aims to protect consumers who choose to use homeopathic products, by updating the FDA’s existing policy to better address situations where homeopathic treatments are being marketed for serious diseases and/or conditions but where the products have not been shown to offer clinical benefits. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

FDA takes on homeopathic drugs with potential safety risks
The US Food and Drug Administration plans to go after homeopathic remedies that are unsafe for consumers and offer unproven benefits in the treatment of serious illnesses, such as cancer and asthma, the agency announced Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited disease
In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a pioneering gene therapy for a rare form of childhood blindness, the first such treatment cleared in the United States for an inherited disease. The approval signals a new era for the gene therapy field, which struggled for decades to overcome devastating setbacks […]Related:Debate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘entitlement’FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugsHe was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials b...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This model lost a leg because of an infection from tampons. Here ’ s what she wants you to know.
Lauren Wasser woke up in a hospital bed 80 pounds heavier than she was supposed to be — filled with fluids to try to flush the toxins from her body. She struggled to move, and her feet felt like they were being lit with a lighter again and again. But the model did not know how dire […]Related:Debate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘entitlement’FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugsHe was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient’s liver (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Get More Aggressive on Homeopathic Meds FDA to Get More Aggressive on Homeopathic Meds
The FDA is adopting a more aggressive stance when it comes to regulating homeopathic remedies.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Debate erupts within HHS about ‘ words to avoid ’ such as ‘ vulnerable, ’ ‘ diversity ’ and ‘ entitlement ’
Health and Human Services Department officials confirmed Monday that they had singled out a handful of words that should be avoided in the upcoming budget process, but said they had not blocked employees from using them outright. A department spokesman further said that the guidance came from within HHS, not from the Office of Management […]Related:FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugsHe was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient’s liverA baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to crack down on $3 billion homeopathy industry
Unlike supplements, homeopathic pills can say they are intended for specific medical symptoms and conditions, similar to drugs, but they are not supported by modern science. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to Get More Aggressive on Homeopathic Meds
The FDA is adopting a more aggressive stance when it comes to regulating homeopathic remedies, saying it will focus its enforcement efforts on products that are especially risky. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Gets Tough with Homeopathic Medicines
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Proposes to Change Homeopathic Product Rules
(MedPage Today) -- Scrutiny would be based more on product risk than manufacturing problems (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Proposes New, Risk-Based Enforcement Priorities to Protect Consumers from Potentially Harmful, Unproven Homeopathic Drugs
December 18, 2017 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new, risk-based enforcement approach to drug products labeled as homeopathic. To protect consumers who choose to use homeopathic products, this proposed new approach would... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Food And Drug Administration Plans Crackdown On Risky Homeopathic Remedies
FDA says homeopathy has grown into a $3 billion industry with treatments being sold for conditions ranging from the common cold to cancer. The agency will prioritize action against unsafe products.(Image credit: Alexander Baumann/EyeEm/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

FDA plans crackdown on homeopathic remedies
Health officials say some of these unproven alternative remedies have been linked to injuries and death (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to target homeopathic drugs that pose safety risks
The Food and Drug Administration proposed a tougher enforcement stance Monday toward homeopathic drugs, saying it would target products that pose the greatest safety risks, including those that contain potentially harmful ingredients or that are being marketed for serious diseases without proven benefits. Homeopathy is based on an 18th-century idea that substances that cause disease […]Related:He was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient’s liverA baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a trea...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugs
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a tougher enforcement policy toward homeopathic drugs, saying it would target products posing the greatest safety risks, including those containing potentially harmful ingredients or being marketed for cancer, heart disease and opioid and alcohol addictions. Homeopathy is based on an 18th-century idea that substances that cause disease […]Related:He was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient’s liverA baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA proposes new, risk-based enforcement priorities to protect consumers from potentially harmful, unproven homeopathic drugs
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new, risk-based enforcement approach to drug products labeled as homeopathic. To protect consumers who choose to use homeopathic products, this proposed new approach would update the FDA ’s existing policy to better address situations where homeopathic treatments are being marketed for serious diseases and/or conditions but where the products have not been shown to offer clinical benefits. It also covers situations where products labeled as homeopathic contain potentially harmful ingredients or do not meet current good manufacturing practices. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Gets Tough With Homeopathic Medicines
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 -- The U.S. government plans to crack down on unproven homeopathic remedies, particularly those that pose the greatest risk to patients. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed rules on Monday that would step up its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Green light for ban on prescription of ‘low value products’ on NHS
Fish oils, herbal remedies, homeopathic products, and warming muscle rubs on the list Related items fromOnMedica Gluten-free food CCGs ban routine prescription of some treatments NHS savings plan led to cuts of some ‘low-value’ treatments Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news