A Third of People With Cancer Use Alternative Medicine. Here ’s Why That Could Be Dangerous
About a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Oncology. Complementary and alternative therapies are those that people use in addition to or instead of traditional medical care. Out of about 3,100 cancer patients who responded to questions about cancer and complementary therapy use through the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, just over 1,000 reported using one or more of these therapies during the prior year, the research letter says. Of these, about a third said they did not tell their doctors tha...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news

Homeopathic medicine will be banned by the NHS because they are a 'misuse of public funds'
Since 2017, official NHS England guidelines have advised against prescribing the treatments which it warns are ‘at best a placebo’. The treatments cost the NHS £55,044 last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Homeopathic Firms for Putting Patients at Risk with Significant Violations of Manufacturing Quality Standards
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted warning letters to four companies who produce homeopathic drug products for significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations, including a letter to King Bio Inc. of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA warns homeopathic firms for putting patients at risk with significant violations of manufacturing quality standards
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 1, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims
Nutra Pharma warned that failure to correct the violations may result in legal action (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

FDA Takes Action Against Marketer of Unapproved Products Claiming to Treat Addiction, Chronic Pain and Other Serious Conditions
March 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Nutra Pharma Corp. for illegally marketing unapproved products labeled as homeopathic with claims about their ability to treat addiction and chronic pain,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Warns Homeopathic Company About Illegal Product Claims
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- Nutra Pharma Corp. has been warned about illegal marketing of unapproved homeopathic products with claims that they can treat addiction and chronic pain from serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, shingles, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stronger action urged against homeopathic products touted as alternatives to vaccines
Health Canada's recent warning that homeopathic remedies are not an alternative to vaccines doesn't go far enough to prevent the damage the products could do as the country fights off a resurgence of measles, doctors and health policy experts say.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadian government will stop paying for homeopaths to go to Honduras
A Quebec-based aid group offering controversial homeopathic therapies in Honduras will not receive funding from the federal government after the 2019-20 fiscal year, Global Affairs Canada said Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mullein: This versatile herbal remedy has many amazing health benefits, from reducing swelling to treating inflammatory diseases
(Natural News) Called the great or common mullein, this edible plant, native to Asia, North Africa, and Europe, was brought to the Americas by European settlers many years ago. Mullein, which now grows all over North America, is a favorite among holistic therapists since it is used as an ingredient in many homeopathic preparations and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foreign aid doctors want Canada to stop sending homeopaths to Honduras
Physicians who go on aid missions abroad want the federal government to review its funding of a program that sends homeopaths to Honduras because of the potential harm to local people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Dangerous' claims that homeopathic remedies prevent infectious disease under review by feds
As Metro Vancouver contends with a spreading measles outbreak, Health Canada is looking into a handful of B.C. homeopaths who offer an unproven and unapproved treatment they claim can prevent infectious diseases. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Thermography Is Not an Alternative for Mammography, FDA Warns
FDA is alerting women, healthcare providers, and others getting breast cancer screening that thermography is not an effective alternative to mammography and should not be used in place of mammography for breast cancer screening or diagnosis. The agency said there is no valid scientific data to demonstrate that thermography devices, when used on their own or with another diagnostic test, are an effective screening tool for any medical condition, including the early detection of breast cancer or other diseases and health conditions. Mammography, which involves taking X-rays of the breasts, is the most effective breast cancer...
Source: MDDI - February 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Imaging Source Type: news

Why is $350,000 in Canadian aid being used to send homeopaths to Honduras?
Global Affairs Canada is funding a program to send Canadian homeopaths to Honduras, one of Latin America’s poorest and most dangerous countries, to offer unproven treatments for serious infectious disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Homeopathy reconsidered: What really helps patients
(Springer) Opinions on homeopathy are, and have always been, highly polarized: Avowed opponents face enthusiastic proponents - and their views are mostly incompatible. A new publication approaching the search for reconciliations of school medicine and homeopathy has been published by Springer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A study tracked cancer patients using crowd funding to pay for homeopathy. The results are troubling
A survey published in The Lancet journal finds 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died after their fundraising campaigns started. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

A study tracked cancer patients using crowdfunding to pay for homeopathy. The results are troubling
A survey published in The Lancet journal tracked 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died and research points to an increased risk of death among those who seek alternative treatments. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Crowdfunding Homeopathy for Cancer: A Very American Thing Crowdfunding Homeopathy for Cancer: A Very American Thing
' Crowdfunding'campaigns for the homeopathic treatment of cancer raise a lot of money and are mostly an American phenomenon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Woman has a rhinoplasty after a homeopathic balm dissolved her nose
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Kelly, whose surname and age are unknown, had her nose rebuilt from scratch by LA-based celebrity surgeons Dr Terry Dubrow and Dr Paul Nassif. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An introduction to chronic fatigue syndrome: What it is, how to prevent it, and natural ways to treat it
(Natural News) If you are always tired, even after taking a good long rest, you could be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. A Life Force Homeopathy article offered some tips on how to avoid it, as well as natural ways of treating it. This isn’t any ordinary fatigue. It is a kind of tiredness that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Why You Should Not Use Baby Teething Jewelry Like Bracelets And Necklaces
This certainly is not the first FDA warning about teething products. Remember toxic belladonna in homeopathic remedies and benzocaine in over-the-counter gels, sprays, ointments, solutions and lozenges? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and Older Children
Soothing children ’ s gums with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, homeopathic remedies or teething jewelry can be dangerous. Consider safer alternatives. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try these home remedies to relieve a dry cough
(Natural News) Do you find spells of dry coughing to be irritating or painful? A Homeopathic article recommended several easy-to-make home remedies that use natural ingredients to relieve dry coughs. Coughing is not a disease, although it can be a symptom of certain illnesses. But normally it is a natural action that the body takes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian Homeopathy, Hiding In Plain Sight
A Russian company has published dozens of studies promoting the use of " release-active drugs, " or RADs, for an incredibly wide range of diseases. A new report reveals that RADs don't actually contain a single molecule of their supposed active ingredients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the process of aging
(Natural News) Taking vitamin A is not just good for improving and maintaining your eyes. It brings a host of health benefits involving many other important parts of the body. An article in Life Force Homeopathy even dubbed it the “angel vitamin” because it can keep you looking and feeling young. This underrated nutrient spurts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking at sleep apnea and its treatment through the eyes of a homeopath
(Natural News) Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that causes your breathing to become shallow or completely stop during periods of rest. Studies have shown that this abrupt shift in breathing causes subtle changes in your brain — so much so that while sleep apnea generally doesn’t trigger wakefulness, it keeps your brain from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A homeopathic guide to healthier kidneys
(Natural News) Don’t take your kidneys for granted because they serve an important role in filtering out excess waste from your body, balancing your electrolytes and creating hormones. Surely such vital organs deserve the proper care to keep them healthy and it doesn’t even have to be difficult. Maintaining kidney health is possible with help of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy 101: How autoimmune disorders begin and how to treat them holistically
(Natural News) Most people recognize that the immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself against harmful invaders, whether they be toxins, pathogens, or some other damaging substance. There’s also autoimmunity, which is when the immune system goes awry and actually starts to attack itself. Autoimmune disorders are prolific in today’s world, and many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure
(Natural News) Hypertension is a common and critical health concern, especially for older people. An article in Homeopathic covered some of the best ways of naturally treating high blood pressure according to homeopathy. This system of alternative medicine subscribes to the adage of “similia similibus curentur” (like cures like). Homeopathy prescribes controlled quantities of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat celiac disease naturally with homeopathy
(Natural News) Celiac disease is technically considered to be untreatable. Patients suffering from this autoimmune disease must avoid consuming gluten, which triggers these symptoms. A study from India suggests that homeopathic remedies could indirectly treat this disease by strengthening the immune system. Celiac disease is a disorder of the small intestine that develops in genetically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naturopath who treated child with rabid dog saliva solution gives up licence to practise
Anke Zimmermann made headlines around the world in the spring after she claimed she'd used a homeopathic solution called lyssinum to bring a four-year-old with behaviour problems "back into a more human state from a slightly rabid dog state." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Naturopath who treated child with rabid dog saliva solution gives up licence
Anke Zimmermann, the Victoria naturopath who first drew public attention for treating a child with a homeopathic solution made from rabid dog saliva, has surrendered her licence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Controversial naturopath gives up licence, says work 'not going to change'
Anke Zimmermann, the Victoria naturopath who drew public attention for treating a child with a homeopathic solution made from rabid dog saliva, has surrendered her licence as a naturopath but will continue to practise as a homeopath. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

How to remedy thyroid problems naturally
(Natural News) Is your thyroid gland producing too little – or too much – of thyroxin? If you are having problems with your thyroid, an article in Homeopathic offered some tips to restore the proper balance of important hormones in your body. The thyroid is linked with good stamina, healthy growth, the production of protein,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go natural: Homeopathy is an effective therapy for anxiety and depression
(Natural News) Having anxiety and depression disorder can greatly affect a person’s life. In fact, depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide. To alleviate the symptoms of these psychiatric disorders, psychotropic and antidepressant drugs are often prescribed by physicians. In addition to this, there are also a number of general practitioners that recommend the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies for sciatic nerve pain
(Natural News) Living with sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, can be an uncomfortable and frustrating experience. Like other types of nerve pain, the condition causes a painful sensation that, in bad cases, can be debilitating. Considering the potential side effects of pain medication, homeopathic remedies could be the best source of relief for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three natural remedies that treat erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a bigger problem than it’s often given credit for. Its effects go beyond sexual satisfaction, influencing even its sufferers’ quality of life, relationships, and risk for psychological problems like depression. Although there are medications to address the problem, homeopathic treatments are seen as a safer option... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More homeopathic products made in N. Carolina recalled
Contamination at a North Carolina-based homeopathic manufacturer has led to further recalls (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sprayology Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Aqueous-Based Medicines Due to Microbial Contamination
Eight and Company LLC, d/b/a Sprayology is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry from 10/18-7/22 of its aqueous-based homeopathic product line for human use. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are you allergic to peanuts, dairy, latex, MSG, mercury or infected African green monkey kidney cells? Then reconsider what's in vaccines
(Natural News) The basic fundamental concept of how a vaccine works is homeopathy based, thus treating disease by minute doses of natural substances that, in a healthy person, produce the systems of disease. There’s one massive problem with inoculations in this regard. Today’s immunizations not only contain some natural ingredients, but they also contain the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy doctors in Bengaluru switch to safer medicine practices
Doctors have stopped selling branded medicines at their clinics. Non-qualified personnel too are being dissuaded from dispensing these medicines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all their Homeopathic Aqueous/Alcohol-Based Medicines due to the Nationwide Recall by the Contract Manufacturer, King Bio, of all their Aqueous-Based Products due to Possible Microbial Contamination
Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its entire aqueous/alcohol-based product line for human use, within expiry, to the consumer level. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathic Drugs Recalled
Due to the risk of infection, consumers who have water-based homeopathic products made by King Bio Inc. of Asheville, N.C., for children, adults or pets should throw them away, the FDA said Tuesday. The drugs may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, the agency said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Hundreds of Dr. King's water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults, and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Due to the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA alerts consumers, pet owners not to use products manufactured by King Bio, including Dr. King ’s label, homeopathic drug and pet products
FDA alerts consumers, pet owners not to use products manufactured by King Bio, including Dr. King ’s label, homeopathic drug and pet products (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Hundreds of Dr. King's water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. Due to the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How you can use herbs to treat mood swings, stress and anxiety
Master herbalist Sara-Chana Silverstein's new book Moodtopia is a go-to guide for people who want to  incorporate homeopathy into their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Last place in England to offer publicly-funded homeopathy is to stop providing it on the NHS
Health bosses at Bristol's clinical commissioning group have decided to stop NHS funding for the treatment - except in exceptional circumstances. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you about to lose your freedom to choose homeopathic medicine?
(Natural News) Health freedom attorney Diane Miller recently appeared on the Robert Scott Bell Show to discuss the war against homeopathy, and her opinion about the FDA’s new draft guidance for homeopathic products is well worth a listen. Miller pushed forward a “safe harbor” law for natural health providers in Minnesota and has spent 30... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS-funded homeopathic treatment to end in Bristol
Bristol was the last place in England patients could get NHS homeopathy - it is also available in Glasgow. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news