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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The FDA has proposed new draft guidance for a risk-based enforcement approach to regulating drug products labeled as homeopathic.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

Prescription curbs to save millions
NHS England has agreed plans to save an estimated £190m each year by recommending low value treatments, including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy no longer be provided on the NHS, and launching a consultation on curbs to prescriptions for some over the counter products such as paracetamol. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS confirms low value treatment blacklist and plans OTC prescribing limits
GPs should no longer prescribe 18 'low value treatments', including fish oil, herbal remedies and homeopathy, and could face further restrictions on prescribing OTC medicines for self-limiting conditions in the new year, NHS England has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

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