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Is there hope after all?

ScienceYesterday I received some e-mails.

The first was from a lady whose mother is suffering from cancer. During her mother’s illness, this lady searched the internet for information on cancer and decided it would be a good idea to collect everything she found in one place. So she started a blog.

She says on her blog: “I wanted to have a place where all the information I was researching on the internet could be stored in one convenient location (…). In addition, I wanted to make sure that all the information was positive, so having our own blog made that easy.”  Read more of this post

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Switzerland to insert CAM in the constitution?

CAMOn 17 May 2009 the Swiss people voted in favour of a constitutional article for complementary medicine in a national vote. 67 percent of voters supported the new constitutional article. Switzerland is the first country in Europe to set out in the constitution, authority for the state and constituent states (cantons) to take complementary medicine into consideration in the public health service. Read more of this post

Infant Dies after “Craniosacral” Therapy

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In the Dutch Medical Journal, authors from the University Hospital St. Radboud in Nijmegen, Netherlands, report a tragic case history of an infant dying after being treated by a craniosacral therapist.

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Curing Leukemia with Water Fasting

water-fastingThe purpose of this blog is to warn people about alternative cancer treatments. Because there is not one shred of evidence that alternative “medicine” – AM – can cure cancer, we think it is dangerous that cancer patients forgo standard therapy and try to cure their cancer with alternative therapy only.

Proponents of AM do not agree with this view and try to convince us of the opposite by means of testimonials: personal success stories of people who claim that they were cured from their usually incurable cancer by means of AM. However, evidence for these claims is hardly ever delivered and when it is, it is usually incomplete and unverifiable.

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Thanks, Mr Homeopath!

Some poor babies are born in hell…

Gloria Thomas’s eczema death ‘was parents’ fault’

gloria-thomas-parents1By Margaret Scheikowski

Thomas and Manju Sam faced manslaughter charges in court and were found guilty.

In the last months of her life, baby Gloria Thomas suffered such terrible eczema her skin would weep and peel, sticking to her clothing when she was changed.

Despite her bleeding, crying and malnutrition, her mother and homeopath father failed to get conventional medical help before she died a painful death, a Sydney jury has been told. Read more of this post

Circle of Healers

dansende-heksenThey are from Germany. They are psychics. They can see things that remain hidden for simple folk like you and me, auras for example. They “heal,” whereas ordinary doctors only cure. Just goes to show there are crackpots everywhere.

Jenny McCarthy says: HBOT prevents cancer

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 HBOT – Hyberbaric Oxigen Therapy – is used to treat diseases for which decreased blood flow or a low oxygenation is major part of the problem and for which higher oxygen tension could help. 

HO is useful for a number of problems, but cancer is not one of them.

However, Jenny McCarthy, never one to be daunted by the facts, on April 14 told the audience on the Ellen de Generes Show that HBOT chambers “prevent cancer.” She also advised people to buy one from a certain company.

We think it is deplorable that she should say such a thing. She already caused enough damage with her campaign “against autism.”

So please God, make this woman shut up.

British Columbia gives naturopaths right to prescribe drugs

Naturopaths in B.C. will now be able to prescribe drugs to their patients, making them the first alternative health-care providers in the country to do so.

Dr. Christoph Kind, president of the B.C. Naturopathic Association, hailed the government move.

“Now we have the authority to be able to work with the pharmacy, with the pharmacists,” he said. “It will also allow better co-management with other heath-care providers, including medical physicians, so I think all in all it’s going to enhance the care that patients get in B.C.”

Naturopaths would be required to complete a new certification course before being allowed to prescribe drugs including hormones, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, Kind said.

Naturopathic medicine, practised by more than 300 registered naturopaths in B.C., has been a regulated health profession in the province since 1936.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/10/bc-naturopaths.html

The complementary medicine detective

edzard-ernstEdzard Ernst, the UK’s first professor of complementary medicine who has become alternative medicine’s public enemy number one, has recently published a new book: Healing, Hype or Harm? A Critical Analysis of Complementary or Alternative Medicine. Michael Bond interviewed Edzard Ernst for The New Scientist.

See also this article in the Mail Online, on acupuncture and a number of other alternative therapies.