Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor in the Complementary Medicine unit, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, U.K.
Alternative Medicine Is a Playground for Apologists
An evaluation of the clinical research by the group that has published most of the papers in homeopathy, 2005–2010, finds numerous flaws in the design, conduct, and reporting along with a tendency to overinterpret weak data.
The general public is frequently confused by controversies, by a plethora of misinformation, and by the bewildering categories of medicines derived from herbs. Here I will try to clear up some of this confusion by explaining what the different categories are.
I am, of course, talking about a different type of conflict: the one that is created by strong belief and evangelic conviction.
How to 'Prove' That Bogus Treatments Are Effective
How to Get Rich Quickly with ‘Alternative’ Medicine
"Alternative" medicine is undoubtedly popular and therefore profitable. The latest report from Mintel...
Mickelson, McKellar Tout Science, Math, and Being Smart
Kudos to two prominent celebrities who are championing science and math education and the virtues of being smart.
Unproven or Disproven Treatments—Why Would Anyone Want to Use Them?
A recent report suggests that the sales of homeopathic remedies in the UK have increased by 24% during the last five years.
The Best of All Health Care
The best of all health care— who wouldn't want to know how to achieve this meritorious aim?
"The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business."
On May 23, Prince Charles addressed the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva...
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