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    Bad Charity

    The Charity Commission’s Consultation on CAM Charities. My Submission.

    Tomorrow is the last day you can submit your thoughts to the Charity Commission on the charitable status of Complementary And Alternative Medicine organisations.  After several years of activity by campaigner and clinical scientist Les Rose, the Commission has finally agreed to look into whether it is right to award the benefits of charitable status to groups that promote quackery. This blog has been highly critical of many quack charities. In particular, I have been very critical of the appalling activities of UK homeopaths in promoting their magic pills for the treatment of serious disease in Africa. This has resulted [read more...]
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The British Chiropractic Association Humiliated.

by Andy Lewis in chiropractic 17

People who work in public healthcare, or are involved with the promotion of health practitioners or techniques, do not have an absolute right to a reputation. It is most important that the claims, behaviours and results achieved are subject to the highest levels of public scrutiny. It is only in [read more...]
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Should Cochrane Call for More Research Into Homeopathy?

by Andy Lewis in featured 14

The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent network of volunteers, funded only by donations, that collate systematic reviews of the evidence base for healthcare interventions. You can go online and view for yourself the current best thinking on how effective various treatments are. It is an important resource. (And you can [read more...]

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