Alternative critic

I missed this when it was first published, but it's a gem. There is only one professor in the country who specialises in complementary medicine. Based at Exeter University, he is one of the first names you expect to see in the reference list of any publication concerning herbal medicine.…

Scaremongering

Again the dangers of sending wrong ideas out about risk are highlighted. A letter in The Lancet [registration required] discusses the case of an alarmist letter about Coenzyme Q10 and statins, which suggests that statins may cause cardiovascular deaths. In fact, statins have been shown to reduce death in clinical…

New Age Mumbo Jumbo

So how easy is it to dupe people with New Age mumbo jumbo? The Crystal Chamber purported to sell homeopathic crystals. 'Thus, crystals that nature has "contaminated" with minuscule amounts of rare crystalline materials that are known to have negative effects can become beneficial homeopathic crystals.'When someone attacked this theory…
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