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HOMEOPATHY IN THE NEWS, 2010




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The proliferation of online news sources makes it difficult to keep up-to-date with the wide range of news about homeopathy around the world.  This page contains a selection of newsworthy articles intended to provide insight and information about homeopathy, based on the criteria of interest, accuracy, readability, and variety of topics and sources.  We welcome suggestions for inclusion on this page at web@csoh.ca.




December 24, 2010:  Sciencemag.org
French Nobelist Escapes ‘Intellectual Terror’ to Pursue Radical Ideas in China
Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier discusses future research with high dilutions, which he describes as “water structures which mimic the original molecules”.


December 13, 2010:  New Yorker
The Truth Wears Off
The reliability of the scientific method needs to be questioned in view of unsettling anomalies in replicating research, concluding with the observation that “Just because an idea is true doesn’t mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn’t mean it’s true. When the experiments are done, we still have to choose what to believe.”


November 1, 2010:  World Health Organization
Safety issues in the preparation of homeopathic medicines
WHO publishes report intended to provide technical guidance for member countries in formulating policies, regulations, and standards to ensure the safety, efficacy, and quality of homeopathic medicines, as well as attempting to bring some consensus about terminology, to recommend safe degrees of dilutions of homeopathic preparations, and to promote the exchange of information.


October 1, 2010:  Homeopathy
Extreme homeopathic dilutions retain starting materials:  A nanoparticulate perspective
Ground-breaking study using state-of-the-art techniques demonstrates the presence of nanoparticles of the starting materials and their aggregates even at extremely high dilutions, thus challenging current scientific thinking about the role of dilution in homeopathic medicines.


September 9, 2010:  Interhomeopathy
Tribute to David Warkentin
The world homeopathic community mourns the passing of David Warkentin, visionary leader in homeopathy and creator of MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks.


August 22, 2010:  South Asian Focus
Marathi Movie Fest
This weekend the Indian film, Pratisaad is featured at the Albion Theatre in Etobicoke.  The movie tells of the journey of a homoeopathic doctor (Aditya Deshmukh) who proves, against the odds, that his treatment and homoeopathy is based on reliable and proven science.  See details for purchasing tickets.


August 3, 2010:  Homeopathy (UK)
Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control
The journal Homeopathy publishes a report of the largest study of homeopathy ever undertaken, based on data from over 11 million people (the entire population of Cuba), providing fascinating evidence that a highly dilute substance, prepared according to homeopathic principles, may contribute to the prevention of Leptospirosis.


July 6, 2010:  Natural Products (UK)
BMA vote to ban homeopathy "ignores patient wishes" 
British Medical Association conference votes overwhelming in favour of motions against homeopathy.


May 29, 2010:  Mail Online (UK)
EastEnders actress Nadia Sawalha's eczema drove her to take desperate measures
Actress with crippling attacks of eczema says that homeopathy was "little short of a miracle".


May 15, 2010:  Telegraph (UK)
Homeopathy is witchcraft, say doctors
British Medical Association junior doctors committee condemns homeopathy and other complementary and alternative systems of medicine.


April 27, 2010:  Alternative Medicine Review
Review of homeopathic research in the treatment of respiratory allergies
Several controlled trials for the use of homeopathy in respiratory allergies provide evidence of significant effects of homeopathic treatment in allergic patients.


March 27, 2010:  Homeopathy
Homeopathy as replacement to antibiotics in the case of Escherichia coli diarrhoea in neonatal piglets
Randomized clinical trial in the Netherlands reports significantly less E. coli diarrhea in piglets receiving homeopathic nosode/biotheraphy over those on placebo.


February 16, 2010:  River Reporter
Liberty doctor helps in Haiti
New York doctor joins Homeopaths Without Borders in earthquake stricken Haiti.


February 12, 2010:  International Journal of Oncology
Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells
An in vitro study involving Carcinosin, Phytolacca, Conium, and Thuja "demonstrates biological activity of these natural products when presented at ultra-diluted doses".




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