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Homeopathy is ‘DANGEROUS’ and may ignore underlying medical conditions, expert claims
HOMEOPATHY treatments are “dangerous” and may only target symptoms, as opposed to underlying medical conditions, according to a medical expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London experts warn homeopathy is 'quackery'
Experts at Royal Veterinary College London made their conclusion after reviewing more than 50 animal trials that revolved around homeopathy that took place over three decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy is just a ‘trick of the mind’ according to latest study
HOMEOPATHY is “quackery” which relies on a trick of the mind and studies on animals prove it, a study says. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New website reveals prescribing habits across general practice
However RCGP warns it should not be used ‘to shame’ individual surgeries Related items fromOnMedica Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden GP antibiotic prescribing falling faster than ever Direct marketing restrictions change prescribing practice GPs may be stopped from prescribing homeopathic medicines Prescribing for diabetes rising faster than prescribing overall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dr Max talks placebo, homeopathy and liposuction
This week, a fascinating study revealed that even if someone knows they ’re receiving a placebo, it still reduces their pain - it's a self-fulfilling prophecy, explains NHS psychiatrist Dr MAX PEMBERTON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Suffers Lead Poisoning From Homeopathic Magnetic Healing Bracelet
The bracelet did not have any labels that said " exceeds by 170 times the limit of lead that should be in children's products. " Why then was the baby even wearing the bracelet? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Baby got lead poisoning due to a homeopathic bracelet
Investigators discovered the infant, from Connecticut, had been chewing on a 'homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet', which some believe has healing properties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone Leads to Lower Cancer Survival
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news

When surgery is just a stitch-up
With evidence mounting that many minor operations owe their success to the placebo effect, is it time to call a halt to some routine procedures?What ’s the difference between a homeopath and a surgeon? It’s a question that sounds like a joke, and it won’t have many surgeons laughing. Homeopathy is the scientifically implausible idea that diluted substances can somehow treat disease: it has never been shown to work and any effect is,at very best, a placebo effect. It ’s a world away from the glinting scalpels and cut-and-dried logic of surgery. See a problem, cut it out, sew it back up. Right?Well, i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dara Mohammadi Tags: Placebo effect Medical research Science Doctors Health Society Hospitals Source Type: news

'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death
Conclusion The results and conclusions of this study are clear: people who choose conventional treatments for cancer (such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments) are likely to live longer than those who choose alternative medicine only. It's rare for people to choose to ignore conventional treatment completely when faced with a cancer diagnosis. More often, people choose to add complementary therapies to their conventional cancer treatment. This study doesn't apply to people combining conventional and complementary therapies. There are some limitations to the study to be aware of: As an observatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Alternative cancer treatments more than doubles death  risk
Researchers from Yale School of Medicine found that breast cancer sufferers who rely on herbs, homeopathy or energy crystals to heal are 5.68 times more at risk of death in five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Secret plans’ detail severe cuts across the NHS
BMA accuses NHS Improvement of driving through cuts to already overstretched services Related items fromOnMedica Report reveals impact of financial cuts on patient care GPs may be stopped from prescribing homeopathic medicines More than two thirds of doctors forced to ration care NHS rationing – getting rid of the postcode lottery New wave of postcode rationing as CCGs struggle to balance books (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS declares total ban on homeopathy and herbal medicine, goes all-in for Big Pharma's chemical medications that are bankrupting the world
(Natural News) The United Kingdom’s publicly funded healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), is on the verge of banning homeopathy and herbal medicine. A new consultation document is being sent out to NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to limit the scope of what doctors can prescribe. Instead of cracking down on expensive and side... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

GPs may be stopped from prescribing homeopathic medicines
Plans to save the NHS £190m a year by restricting 18 treatments Related items fromOnMedica Liverpool CCG set to rethink homeopathy funding CCGs ban routine prescription of some treatments Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease Gluten-free gruel Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments
The proposals are criticised for "disproportionately affecting" poorer families. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS prescription cuts 'to hit low income families'
NHS England says 18 treatments - including homeopathy - should generally not be prescribed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS announces ban on homeopathy and herbal medicine
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens described homeopathy as 'at best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds'. In the last five years it has cost the NHS at least £578,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England names 'ineffective' medicines for savings drive
NHS England is to consult over limiting the prescription of “low value” products costing £141m a year including homeopathy and herbal medicines. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'A misuse of scarce funds': NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies
New guidelines mean homeopathic remedies and 17 other items will no longer be prescribed, for reasons ranging from low clinical effectiveness to low cost-effectivenessHomeopathic remedies will no longer be available on prescription on the NHS according to newly-announced plans.The move comes as part of the NHS England ’s drive to save more than £190m a year through a new set of national guidelines, which are now open for public consultation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Denis Campbell Tags: Homeopathy NHS Alternative medicine Health Society Source Type: news

Homeopathy: Is This Real Medicine?
(MedPage Today) -- How do we distinguish between fraud and alternative medicine? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Millions wasted on 'rubbish' homeopathic remedies on NHS
Homeopathic therapies have costed the NHS £577,529 in the last five years. But the true bill could be ten times more. England's chief medical officer says they're no better than placebos. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Six Students Bag Diploma in Homeopathy
[Daily Observer] Mama Africa Arts Centre situated at Tanji in the Kombo South District of West Coast Region, recently held its third graduation for its third batch, graduating with diploma in homeopathy (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump science: homeopathy is definitely the best approach for CO2 levels | Dean Burnett
Donald Trump may have used his ‘very good brain’ to create scientifically sound reasons forpulling the US out of the Paris climate treaty. Sort of.So, Donald Trump has pulled the United States, the biggest polluter in the world after China (and even that is questionable if you consider relative population densities), out of the ground-breakingParis accord, the global treaty aimed at tackling climate change by curbing carbon dioxide, CO2, emissions. Obviously, this hasn ’t gone down well with … well,essentially anyone. But despite this widespread condemnation of what looks to be a disastrous, damagi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Donald Trump Environment Science Science and scepticism Chemistry Climate change Source Type: news

StellaLife Launches First Products
StellaLife ®, an innovator in biotechnology products, announced the launch of a new line of products for oral pain management, accelerated healing, and long-term oral healthcare. The patent-pending VEGA® Oral Care system is formulated to improve dental postsurgical recovery and optimize oral systemic he alth. It is the first line of products launched by StellaLife. The VEGA Oral Care system consists of three natural products: a gel, a rinse, and a recovery kit that contains a spray in addition to the gel and rinse. The VEGA products accelerate healing and reduce pain, swelling, and bruising. They also contain ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Regulator could strip alternative medicine charities of their status
British Homeopathic Association believes complementary and alternative medicine charities are being unfairly targeted by Charity Commission reviewCharities that promote unproven treatments for sick patients could be stripped of their charitable status under proposals being considered by the UK government ’s regulator.The Charity Commission is reviewing how it decides which organisations qualify as charities – a status that brings authority as well as tax breaks – after it received complaints that some organisations make unfounded claims about complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.Continue reading....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Alternative medicine Charities Science Health & wellbeing Society Life and style Science and scepticism Homeopathy Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Cured Their Childrens ’ Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Families Say Lexington Nutrition Health Coach Can Cure Deadly Food Allergies
LEXINGTON (CBS) — Just a few years ago, digging into a bowl of Peanut M&M’s was out of the question for the Lombardo brothers of Needham–all three suffered severe, multiple food allergies. “I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, beans and sesame seeds,” explained Nick Lombardo, the oldest of the three boys who is about to graduate from Needham High School. Luke, a sophomore, said living with allergies was a constant struggle. “I always had to worry about what I was going to eat whenever I went out with my friends,” he said. Nick Lombardo used to be allergic to nuts&nd...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Allergies Amy Thieringer Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Lexington Needham Source Type: news

Predisposed And Unaware: How Race Called The Shots On My Health
I’m a black woman with uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths, also called intramural fibroids, line the muscular wall of my uterus. Technically benign, they threaten to grow into larger, painful masses that could ultimately rob me of the ability to bear children. Fibroids are common in all women, but research suggests that African American women are significantly more likely to develop uterine fibroids. In fact, in addition to a family history of fibroids, being African American is at the top of the list of causes for the condition. And black women aren’t only at a higher risk for developing fibroids. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies in legal hot water in U.S. but face scant Canadian pushback
The nature of the U.S. legal system makes companies producing homeopathic remedies an easy target, say one Canadian corporate lawyer. Consumers in the U.S. frequently win cases based on "false claim" arguments. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering?  The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.”  Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unproven homeopathic remedies for kids still promising relief despite new label rules
Two years after Marketplace exposed how Health Canada was approving children's homeopathic remedies that promise relief from cough, cold and other ailments without any evidence to back up the claims, the government’s promised crackdown is hard to spot on drugstore shelves. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

CUROXEN a Breakthrough Homeopathic Medicine Wins Shelf Space at Meijer
Used to Fight Infection and Treat Minor Wounds Without the Use of Antibiotics, CUROXEN Recently Launched at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim(PRWeb April 26, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14277159.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

America's First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. Each Sunday, we will bring you the best original reporting, long form writing and breaking news from The Huffington Post and around the web, plus behind-the-scenes looks at how it’s all made. Click here to sign up! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: Recall - Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna
FDA alerts consumers to voluntary recall of Hyland ’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets for belladonna. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 18, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets recalled nationwide
Any remaining Hyland's homeopathic teething products are now being removed from store shelves under a major recall. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyland ’ s Baby Teething Tablets Recalled Nationwide
WASHINGTON (CBS) – A nationwide recall is underway for baby teething tablets that the FDA says are unsafe. All Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets made by the Standard Homeopathic Company are being recalled. Full Recall Info The tablets used to relieve children of teething pain have been found to contain belladonna, which the FDA says represents a “serious health hazard to children.” Recalled teething tablets (Image credit: FDA) “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it,” t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Recall teething tablets Source Type: news

Standard Homeopathic Company Issues Nationwide Recall of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets Due to Mislabeling
Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores to the consumer level. The U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the medicines have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the calculated amount on the products'labels. FDA believes that belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and that the effects of belladonna are unpredictable. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

NHS boss says prescribing homeopathy for pain is 'absurd'
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, made the remark after announcing a series of cost-cutting measures designed to save the health service £1 billion over the next two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New regulators for homeopathy, ayurveda soon
The draft legislations suggested replacing the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH), statutory bodies under the health ministry. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second degree burn to mustard powder - Tartar DM, Sharon VR.
Mustard seeds and powder are commonly used in homeopathic and traditional medicines, in which they are believed to have both anti-microbial andanti-inflammatory properties. They are therefore utilized in the treatment of conditions ranging from arthritis t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Warning Over Certain Homeopathic Teething Products
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 31, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

FDA Warning: Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Certain Homeopathic Teething Products
FDA warns homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges consumers not to use these products (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 30, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Recalls and Advisory Alerts Source Type: news

Elevated Levels of Toxic Belladonna Found in Infant Teething Remedies (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The FDA has confirmed that homeopathic teething tablets marketed by Hyland's contain elevated amounts of the toxic substance belladonna (deadly nightshade) … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA: Toxic Belladonna In Homeopathic Teething Product
FDA says stop giving your baby this product immediately. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA claim seizure danger of homeopathic teething tablets
According to laboratory analysis by the health regulator, the amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, sometimes far exceeded the amount claimed on the labels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Throw out homeopathic teething tablets with belladonna
The Food and Drug Administration urged parents Friday to not use Hyland's homeopathic teething products containing belladonna, commonly known as deadly nightshade -- a toxic substance. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns against use of homeopathic teething products
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has found high amounts of a toxic substance in homeopathic teething tablets, warning of its potential risk to infants and children. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news