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Vodcast: What exactly is Homeopathy?

This Sunday at 10am I’ll be giving a lecture called Defending Homeopathy in the 21st Century for the Homeopathic Medical Association. There is no doubt that homeopathy needs defending in the UK at the moment as the attacks on it, while lacking innovation, have been relentless and vicious with little space granted to us in [...]

By |2010-04-09T20:29:47+01:00April 9th, 2010|Feature Articles, Homeopathy, Homeopathy Resources, Video|Comments Off on Vodcast: What exactly is Homeopathy?

Science Committee ignores Health Minister’s advice

I guess it was predictable. Despite the strong words of Health Minister, Mike O’Brien in favour of liberty and democracy, the crew of MPs on the Science and Technology Committee announced this morning that “the NHS should cease funding homeopathy. It also concludes that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) should not allow [...]

By |2010-02-22T15:50:58+01:00February 22nd, 2010|Current Affairs, Homeopathy|23 Comments

Big Day for NHS Homeopathy, Liberty and Democracy

Today is a red letter for NHS homeopathy, democracy and liberty in the UK. At 10.00 am this morning the MPs of the Science and Technology Committee will issue their report on their view of the provision of homeopathy on the NHS. Much was said at the hearings of the committee in December but the [...]

By |2010-02-22T11:12:54+01:00February 22nd, 2010|Current Affairs, Homeopathy|Comments Off on Big Day for NHS Homeopathy, Liberty and Democracy

The ‘English Disease’ is no joke

Giving diseases a national identity, an inanely xenophobic practice at best, is now regarded as politically incorrect. Referring to rubella as ‘German measles’ might still be considered merely naïve, but any mention of ‘mongolism’ (once a widely used synonym for Down’s Syndrome) is likely to be met with severe censure. The term ‘French letters’ has [...]

By |2010-01-31T15:40:16+01:00January 31st, 2010|Current Affairs, Health|4 Comments

Pill Poppers, Pharmacology and Medical Marketing

In it’s TV programme Pill Poppers, Horizon has just given BBC2 viewers an unforgettable lesson in pharmacology of unprecedented educational value. The curative power, paradoxical effects (even ‘homeopathic’ eg. in the case of Ritalin), addictive qualities and side effects of modern pharmaceuticals were brilliantly conveyed to the lay viewer. But wait a minute! Not everybody [...]

By |2010-01-21T02:10:05+01:00January 21st, 2010|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Pill Poppers, Pharmacology and Medical Marketing