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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
November 1, 2009: O, the Oprah Magazine
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
September 17, 2009: Georgia Straight
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
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
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 &
The only over-the-counter flu medicine that has at least three large
independent clinical studies verifying its efficacy is the homeopathic
May 19, 2009: Swiss Info
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
Childhood Fevers Naturally
Natural remedies and homeopathy can relieve symptoms and provide relief
from normal childhood fevers.
December 17, 2008: BMC Public Health
healthy are chronically-ill patients after eight years of homeopathic
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
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
Use of homeopathy increases in Ireland as sceptics renew calls for
April 15, 2008: Columbia News Service
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
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
December 18, 2007: Guardian Unlimited (UK)
must not be tolerated
Molecular structure of water explains homeopathy, claims senior
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
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
Homeopathy: Alive and Well
A healthy vital force is the best medicine!
May 26, 2007 (revised): Guardian Unlimited (UK)
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)
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)
is both a science and an art
Thousands of satisfied patients are a testament that homeopathy does
March 20, 2007: Star-Tribune (St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN)
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
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
feeling for a good remedy
Pregnant mother finds relief with homeopathy after 7 year struggle with
irritable bowel syndrome.
December 3, 2006: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
and Homeopathy. 4. Clinical Studies ó Part 2
Evidence-based research of the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines is described
October 5, 2006: BBC News
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
August 25, 2006: The Independent (UK)
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
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
August 1, 2006: Common Ground
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)
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)
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
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
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
December 1, 2005: Medical Science Monitor
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)
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
November 21, 2005: BBC News
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
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
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)
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
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
July 2005: 50 Connect (UK)
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,
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
May 17, 2005: BBC News
ward escapes cutbacks
Britain's only homeopathic inpatient hospital ward escapes closure from NHS cutbacks.
May 6, 2005: Duetsche Welle
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
Homeopaths around the world celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Samuel
Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy.
April 6, 2005: Telegraph (UK)
medics in the disaster zone
UK charity Frontline Homeopathy sends aid to tsunami victims in Sri
March 12, 2005: Pak Tribune
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
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
finally gets some respect
Patients and doctors are turning to homeopathy in record numbers.
January 22, 2005: Times (London)
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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