A provocative look at alcohol, alcoholism and Prof. David Nutt's recent statement about alcohol being more dangerous to society than heroin or crack cocaine.
In an extraordinary statement, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government turns against NHS homeopathy. GPs who use homeopathy are likely to find his comment somewhat insulting.
The Debating Society of University College London met last night. The motion was: This House would stop the funding of homeopathy on the NHS. The result was close but a heart-warming win for the supporters of NHS homeopathy. For the Motion: 71 Against the Motion: 78 Abstentions: 41 This was most heartening as there were [...]
Doctors apparently are neglecting to examine their patients in favour of ordering tests. This is a tragedy for medicine and must be remedied as Dr. Abraham Verghes points out in an article in the New York Times Ed and Liz continue their conversation. Episode 2.
Comedians are suddenly influencing American politics. The power of satire has been officially recognised by the political authorities. Can the medical authorities be far behind? Probably yes.
Today is World Mental Health Day. Started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, it is a day devoted to raising consciousness for mental health causes and raising funds for these causes. As a Provocative Therapist, I considered watching the Academy Award winning film, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (sic) but [...]
Critics of NHS homeopathy are livid about the Government's decision to back NHS homeopathy and will probably regroup and attack again. They cannot understand how democracy has trumped their scientism but democracy is democracy.
Government officially backs the provision of NHS homeopathy
In today’s Daily Telegraph, click in his Doctor’s Diary, ailment Dr James Le Fanu expresses suspicion of the motives of homeopathy’s vociferous detractors in the United Kingdom. In a few simple sentences he exposes the tirade against NHS homeopathy as being disingenuous and certainly not in the interests of the people of this country. I [...]
Post about a correspondence between me, Ernst and Baum about an article, highly critical of homeopathy and including a misleading reference to me, published in the American Journal of Medicine.