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The CHNC and the ASA

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council are lobbying for a lower bar of evidence for claims made in advertising by the members. How is this consistent with their remit of protecting the public?

Updated: 2013-09-26   Views: 1614

CNHC Consultation

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) are running a consultation on their code of conduct. Here are my responses.

Updated: 2013-07-16   Views: 1356

Letter to Jeremy Hunt MP on Homeopathy

Jeremy Hunt MP Update - Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is one of those who signed an early-day motion supporting spending NHS money on homeopathic hospitals. Does he really support paying NHS money for water?

Updated: 2012-09-04   Views: 19735

Reiki - Now Proven for Heart Attacks

A recent paper on Reiki purports to show effectiveness in heart attack patients. Let us delve deeper and see whether it lives up to its billing.

Updated: 2012-07-02   Views: 3141

Homeopathy for Insomnia

Another interesting article on homeopathy, but with tantalising holes in the protocol. (Now updated twice with response from the authors.)

Updated: 2010-07-19   Views: 3174

The Integrated Restaurant

David Tredinnick is pushing for "integrated healthcare", where some treatments are allowed to circumvent safety regulation. What would happen if this idea spreads? Welcome... to the Integrated Restaurant.

Updated: 2010-06-02   Views: 2057

A Visit to the CNHC

On 13 April 2010, I managed to attend the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council's Board Meeting. This is my record of the meeting.

Updated: 2010-04-20   Views: 3409

A Complaint About CNHC Complaints

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council has a clearly defined code of conduct and complaints procedure. What happens when they are tested?

Updated: 2010-04-02   Views: 2127

Is This Good Evidence For Homeopathy?

Pigs, a spray with nothing much in it, some statistics, and a headache for skeptics.

Updated: 2010-01-25   Views: 3132

What Skeptics Really Believe

Mike Adams, the "Heath Ranger", writes about what Skeptics believe. I've been wondering about that, being a skeptic myself, and I'm glad someone was around to clarify my beliefs for me. Because I sure wouldn't have noticed them on my own.

Updated: 2010-01-25   Views: 2376

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