Article Archive for April 2006

Aromatherapy in Scotland
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 29 April 2006
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An Edinburgh hospital is to supply aromatherapy on the NHS.

The NHS Trusts Association and CAM
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 29 April 2006
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A bizarre organisation called the NHS Trusts Association promotes not only homeopathy, but even wackier things like ‘crystal therapy’.

Doctor struck off for using CAM
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 21 April 2006
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The Amsterdam Medical Disciplinary Tribunal has struck off one doctor and suspended two others for their exclusive use of complementary treatments, resulting in the death of a woman.

Mis-education at Boots the Chemist
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 18 April 2006
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Boots, the biggest UK retail pharmacists, give bad, indeed dangerous, advice, and their ‘learning store’ for children has a lot of misleading rubbish about alternative medicines.

Big Pharma invents diseases to sell drugs?
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 13 April 2006
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Here is a link to a fascinating collection of essays that discuss ‘disease mongering’.

Unfreedom of Information at DoH
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 6 April 2006
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When asked for the documentation that led to the approval of magnets as treatment for leg ulcers, the Department of Health would reveal precisely nothing, giving as a reason that trade secrets were involved. Trade secrets of magnetic bracelets?

Dirty tricks at the BBC?
By DC's IMPROBABLE SCIENCE
Posted in on 4 April 2006
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A letter published in the Guardian on 1 April 2006 defended in unequivocal terms the whole BBC2 series on Alternative Medicine. It had 10 signatories. But it seems the letter originated from the BBC and at least one signatory had not seen it and did not agree with it. What is going on?