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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 from 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.




2009

November 1, 2009:  O, the Oprah Magazine
Dr Oz analyzes four treatments for headaches
Dr Oz concludes that acupuncture and homeopathy are worth considering as adjunct therapies for headaches once serious disorders have been ruled out.


September 17, 2009:  Georgia Straight
Homeopathy offers an alternative for the flu
Homeopathy can help parents prepare for the flu season advises Vancouver homeopath and mother, Sonia McLeod, RCSHom.


September 10, 2009:  5 With Clyde
Economy inspires creative solutions for an emerging profession
CNN finance commentator suggests homeopathy as an alternative to rising costs of conventional medicine, followed by dozens of testimonials.


September 1, 2009:  WHOLifE
Homeopathy successfully used for leptospirosis epidemic in Cuba - why not consider homeopathy for H1N1 virus?
Little-known successes in Cuba suggest the potential for homeopathy in the area of prophylaxis and disease prevention of epidemics.


August 17, 2009:  eCAM Advance Access
Homeopathic individualized Q-potencies versus Fluoxetine for moderate to severe depression: double-blind, randomized nn-inferiority trial
Study of Q (LM) potencies in treating depression reports positive results for homeopathy, although there was no differentiation of classical, clinical, complex, or isopathic methods.


August 2, 2009:  About My Area (UK)
Swine flu & homeopathy
The only over-the-counter flu medicine that has at least three large independent clinical studies verifying its efficacy is the homeopathic medicine, Oscillococcinum.


May 19, 2009:  Swiss Info
The Swiss have backed plans to promote alternative medicine
Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to enshrine complementary medicines - including homeopathy - into its constitution as two thirds majority in national referendum call for recognition of homeopathy, including payment of services and recognition of non-medical training.


May 19, 2009:  Health News
Treating Childhood Fevers Naturally
Natural remedies and homeopathy can relieve symptoms and provide relief from normal childhood fevers.



2008

December 17, 2008: BMC Public Health 
How healthy are chronically-ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment?
German study concludes that patients seeking homeopathic treatment are likely to experience considerable improvement for a period of at least 8 years.


November 21, 2008: New York Times
Conflicts of interest may ensnare journalists, too
Researchers warn of ethical conflicts for journalists reporting on health issues (including the anti-homeopathy movement), citing financial ties between journalists and drug companies such as cash prizes and all-expense-paid trips given out by drug companies.


July 1, 2008:  Irish Times
War against homeopathy
Use of homeopathy increases in Ireland as sceptics renew calls for evidence-based efficacy.


April 15, 2008:  Columbia News Service
Homeopathic medicine has patients flocking but some docs scoffing
A growing number of Americans are using homeopathy to treat a range of chronic illnesses, including asthma and fibromyalgia.


February 28, 2008:  NaturalNews
The BBC abandons its complementary medicine website due to pressure
Following a "curious and abnormal amount of letters and e-mails", the BBC suddenly shuts downs its Complementary Medicine section on its health website.


January 30, 2008:  BBC
NHS trusts 'reject homeopathy'
Cost cutting measures and a campaign against homeopathy lead to cuts in government-funded referrals to homeopathic doctors in the UK.


January 28, 2008:  Vancouver Sun
Nature's cures for animals
Look for homeopathic "Roving vet" Susan Krakauer on Sunday's Healthy Hound Day at the Wellness Show at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.



2007

December 18, 2007:  Guardian Unlimited (UK)
'Homeophobia' must not be tolerated
Molecular structure of water explains homeopathy, claims senior scientist.


November 13, 2007:  Guardian (UK)
In defence of homeopathy
Homeopathic supporter counters misinformation contained in recent criticisms about homeopathy in the UK press. 


September 27, 2007:  BBC News
NHS trust stops homeopathy funds
Homeopathy department at Tunbridge Wells Homeopathic Hospital is under threat as local health authority cuts £160,000 homeopathic budget.


September 1, 2007:  Chronogram
Classical Homeopathy: Alive and Well
A healthy vital force is the best medicine!


May 26, 2007 (revised):  Guardian Unlimited (UK)
Doctors renew drive to ban NHS homeopathy
Peter Fisher, personal homeopath to the Queen and clinical director of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, warns of campaign to stop homeopathic treatment being funded on the NHS.


May 21, 2007:  Daily Mail (UK)
Eczema, asthma, whiplash.  I've used alternative remedies to cure them all
Actress Julie Graham used homeopathy to overcome an unsightly and itchy case of eczema.


April 8, 2007:  Observer (UK)
Royals favoured hospital at risk as homeopathy backlash gathers pace
The future of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital looks uncertain as more NHS trusts axe homeopathy.


March 21, 2007:  The Herald (Scotland)
It is both a science and an art
Thousands of satisfied patients are a testament that homeopathy does work.


March 20, 2007:  Star-Tribune (St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN)
Obituaries
The homeopathic community is shocked and saddened at the news of the unexpected death of Eric Sommermann, founder and dean of the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy, Minnesota.


March 2, 2007:  Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints:  A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting
Study comparing the effectiveness of homeopathy and conventional treatment reports faster improvement in both children and adults and less frequent adverse reactions in adults under homeopathic treatment.


January 27, 2007:  The Times (UK) / TimesOnline
Gut feeling for a good remedy
Pregnant mother finds relief with homeopathy after 7 year struggle with irritable bowel syndrome.



2006

December 3, 2006:  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Immunology and Homeopathy. 4. Clinical Studies ó Part 2
Evidence-based research of the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines is described and discussed.


October 5, 2006:  BBC News
Alternative therapy funding boost
As of January 2007, patients in Northern Ireland will get access to national health service funding for treatment in homeopathy and other complementary therapies.


August 25, 2006:  The Independent (UK)
Census calls to help conquer horse chestnut threat
Two year study in the Hague shows that trees can benefit from homeopathy, too!


August 20, 2006:  Contact Music
Principal gets ok to go into space
Homeopathy is credited with helping actress Victoria Principal pass physical requirements for space travel on Virgin Galactic mission in 2008.


August 1, 2006:  Common Ground
Monopoly medicine squashes the alternatives
Conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry continue to marginalize homeopathy and other complementary and alternative medicines through a campaign of "death by a thousand cuts".


June 24, 2006:  Northern Echo (UK)
A shot in the arm for alternative medicine
The Northern College of Homeopathic Medicine celebrates 25 years of training homeopaths in North-east England.


May 27, 2006:  Guardian Unlimited (UK)
Bottom line is that it works, says homeopathic chief
Homeopathy may be controversial, but it works, insists Peter Fisher, clinical director of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.


April 8, 2006:  The Tribune (India)
A Sweet Pill to Swallow
In India, as in most of the rest of the world, homeopathy is recognized as the largest alternative system of medicine.


March 31, 2006:  Utne Reader
Diluting a Disease
Homeopathy offers a safe, effective, and inexpensive alternative to vaccines and anti-viral drugs against the avian flu.


March 10, 2006:  Joint CSH/WCHS Submission
Response to NHPD Interim Policies on Raw Materials and Compounding
Members of the CSH Political Action committee help prepare an itemized response to the NHPD interim policies on raw materials and compounding that affect all homeopaths in Canada.


January 15, 2006:  Ode Magazine
The January/February issue features articles on homeopathy, including:
The Controversial Cure
The ABCs of Homeopathy
Fighting the Flu
Homeopathyís New Frontiers
Using Homeopathy to Treat Cancer


January 1, 2006:  Interhomeopathy
Welcome to Interhomeopathy
Announcing a free monthly internet journal for international homeopaths, patients, and interested people, edited by Lou Klein, Jan Scholten, and Ulrich Welte.



2005

December 1, 2005:  Medical Science Monitor
The growth of a Lie and the End of "Conventional" Medicine
Recurrent media campaigns against homeopathy derive from the pharmaceutical industry's defence of its profits from the "threat" of this safer, more effective, and much less expensive treatment modality.


November 25, 2005:  Telegraph (UK)
Keep taking the arsenic
Patients attest to life-changing improvement from homeopathic treatment.


November 22, 2005: Daily Mail (Scotland) 
Homeopathic remedies that work for 70pc of patients
When conventional medicines were unable to relieve chronic symptoms, researchers found that homeopathic medicines often brought about improved health.


November 21, 2005:  BBC News
New study is boost to homeopathy
A six-year study of over 6,500 patients in the UK reports that homeopathy helped improve the health of over 70% of patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema, and menopausal symptoms.


November 3, 2005:  NCBI Resources
Homeopathic medical practice: Long-term result of a cohort study with 3981 patients 
Large study of homeopathic patients in Germany and Switzerland reports marked and sustained improvements in disease severity and quality of life.


October 27, 2005:  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Free Downloads Available
Special issue dedicated to Samuel Hahnemann declares that homeopathy is "alive and well" -- free access is available to all papers, debates, and discussion!


October 7, 2005:  Gazette.net (Maryland Community Newspapers)
Laboratory launched to study benefits of medicinal alternatives
New non-profit, non-affiliated research laboratory opens in Maryland, to test effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in curing and preventing diseases.


August 31, 2005:  WCHS Press Release
Lancet conclusions are unfounded
WCHS Board of Directors rejects findings published in Lancet.


August 30, 2005:  Public Library of Science Medicine 
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
Revealing insight into the reliability of scientific research questions the possibility of truly objective results, free from biases and pre-conceived assumptions. 


August 27, 2005:  Lancet
Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effect? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy
Authors state that analytical bias undermines effectiveness of homeopathic research.


July 2005:  50 Connect (UK)
Understand Homeopathy:  Will homeopathy be the medicine of the 21st century?
An interview with Gill Rose and Heather Haskell, both registered members of the Society Of Homeopaths, who share a practice in Datchet, Berkshire.


June 12, 2005:  Announcement
It is with great sadness that the homeopathic community marks the passing of Julian Winston, homeopathic historian, collector, author, editor of Homeopathy Today, and co-director of the Wellington College of Homeopathy in New Zealand.
To donate to the Julian Winston Memorial Fund:  Click HERE


May 17, 2005:  BBC News
Homeopathy ward escapes cutbacks
Britain's only homeopathic inpatient hospital ward escapes closure from NHS cutbacks.


May 6, 2005:  Duetsche Welle
Homeopathy seeks more acknowledgement
Chairman of the German Association of Homeopathic Doctors urges wider government recognition of this 200 year-old system of medicine.


April 10, 2005:  BBC News
Malaria row inspired Homeopathy
Homeopaths around the world celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy.


April 6, 2005:  Telegraph (UK)
Alternative medics in the disaster zone
UK charity Frontline Homeopathy sends aid to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.


March 12, 2005:  Pak Tribune
Homeopathic system of Medicare to be encouraged: PM
Pakistanís Prime Minister says government will encourage and promote homeopathic system of care as an inexpensive mode of treatment for the common man.


February 25, 2005:  Washington Post
Alternative menacing
Review of Copelandís Cure by Natalie Robins, a fascinating account of the 150 year war between homeopathy and conventional medicine in the US.


February 1, 2005:  Natural Solutions
Homeopathy finally gets some respect
Patients and doctors are turning to homeopathy in record numbers.


January 22, 2005:  Times (London)
Why we must consider some of the alternatives
Although there is a need for exploring complementary and alternative therapies, difficulties arise when applying drug-testing protocols to non-drug based therapies.








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