Over on Science Based Medicine Steve Novella highlights a bit of radioactive quackery that has popped up. His source is an article from Thailand. There officials have discovered and pulled the plug on a scam that involved selling people an ‘energy card’ that you buy to supposedly … “improve the immune system, strengthen the heart … Read moreRadioactive Quackery Pops up in Thailand
In the US the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has conducted their second Cancer poll and has just released the results. Side note: The word Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. In other words, ASCO are the subject matter experts. They have a keen interest … Read moreCancer Survey – Many people believe quackery works
There is a new article that has been published within the BMJ using the above question. Spoiler alert, the answer is “yes”. The article is not really asking the question, but instead is laying out the empirical evidence that confirms that this is exactly what is going on. The pattern is perhaps familiar. Somebody, perhaps … Read moreIs cancer fundraising fuelling quackery?
Radio Canada Internation reports the reactions being made by many in response to a new course that offers to train you in quackery. They are not alone, other have deployed similar criticism. The course on offer is Homeopathy … Starting this fall, Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, will offer a diploma in homeopathy, a practice the critics … Read moreThere is a new college degree in quackery
A term that you might have come across is “Integrative Medicine”, and if so then you might perhaps be wondering what this actually is. Google it and you find that the Wikipedia article sums it up quite distinctly like this … Integrative medicine, which is also called integrated medicine and integrative health in the United Kingdom, combines alternative medicine with evidence-based medicine. Practitioners claim that … Read moreIs Integrative medicine credible or quackery?
The Irish Independent ran a story a couple of days ago that makes some rather outrageous claims … A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever. It is talking about a product called Vi-Aqua that has been … Read moreDaft Claim: vi-aqua is a Device that makes water wetter and increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent