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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
October 21, 2014: Farmers Guardian (UK)
health: Discover potential health benefits of using homeopathy
Mainstream farming periodical reports favourably on the use of homeopathy for livestock.
September 25, 2014: Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
of homoeopathic therapeutics in the management of childhood autism disorder
Study demonstrates usefulness of homeopathic treatment in childhood autism
disorder, as reflected in significant reduction of hyperactivity, behavioral dysfunction, and
sensory impairment, and improvement in communication and psycho-social adaptation of autistic children.
August 28, 2014: American Journal of Therapeutics
and Safety of Arnica montana in Post-Surgical Setting, Pain and Inflammation
Study states that "Arnica montana is more effective than placebo when used for the
treatment of several conditions including post-traumatic and postoperative
pain, edema, and ecchymosis.”
August 21, 2014: Research in Complementary Medicine
A Minimum Protocol for Randomised Homeopathic Drug
Proving as Basis for Further Research
Study calls for universal acceptance of a minimum protocol for homeopathic
July 18, 2014: Daily Mail (UK)
Michelle Collins says
homeopathy changed her life
British actress from Eastenders and Coronation Street advocates for homeopathy as new ambassador for the British Homeopathic Association.
June 1, 2014: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
The integration of homoeopathy into Czech Health Care – A 10-year follow-up
Questionnaire of Czech general physicians concludes that homeopathy has been firmly
integrated into Czech primary health care and has remained so, despite the worse
economic conditions of the population and lack of public support.
May 23, 2014: ABC Health & Wellbeing
“work” even when there’s no evidence?
Article questions the perceived importance of scientific evidence of homeopathy to support the
established credibility with millions around the world.
April 22, 2014: PubMed.gov
Additive homeopathy in cancer patients: Retrospective survival data from a
homeopathic outpatient unit at the Medical University of Vienna
Study concludes that it is “interesting”, though inconclusive, that
under homeopathic treatment, survival
times were extended in patients with terminal prognosis from several forms of cancer.
April 19, 2014: The New Zealand Herald
fighting back against negative finding
The homeopathic and medical communities in New Zealand disagree with conclusions in
the recent draft paper from Australia.
April 16, 2014: Research Gate
against Homeopathy does in fact support Homeopathy
New analysis of the meta-analysis published in Lancet, August 2005, reveals critical flaws in
the original paper and reverses its conclusions.
April 1, 2014: Alive Magazine
Homeopathy to the
Rescue; a traditional system of natural medicine
Seraphina Capranos, RCSHom draws national attention to Homeopathy Awareness Month with this
introduction including little-known facts about homeopathy.
March 15, 2014: World Health Organization
WHO global atlas of traditional,
complementary and alternative medicine
The World Health Organization releases an online version of its 2005 study of the popularity of
traditional, complementary and alternative medicines, revealing that homeopathy ranks
second in low income countries and first in high income countries (click
View/Open and see pp 61 & 63).
March 10, 2014: DutchNews.nl
women most likely to use alternative medicine
According to the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, homeopathy is the second most popular form
of alternative medicine (after acupuncture), especially among educated women.
February 1, 2014: Science Direct
medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial finds
homeopathy effective for acute coughs in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis.
January 31, 2014: Times of India
healing 80% leprosy patients, claims Ayush
A pilot project testing effects of homeopathy on leprosy patients shows an over 80% success rate
for restoring sensation to the affected parts.
January 23, 2014: VIN News Service
Judging merits of veterinary homeopathy not an AVMA objective
Delegates at the recent American Veterinary Medical Association meeting resoundingly defeat
resolution to publicly condemn homeopathy as ineffective.
December 26, 2013: Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Homoeopathic management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A randomised placebo-controlled pilot trial
Study on individualized treatment of ADHD children with homeopathic medicines in
LM potencies reports significant changes in baseline questionnaires and academic
improvement, with stable results maintained over subsequent 12 month period.
November 1, 2013: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Additional benefits of homeopathy in the treatment of chronic
periodontitis: A randomized clinical trial
The findings of this 3-month follow-up
study conclude that homeopathy can provide additional benefits as an
adjunct to conventional treatment of chronic periodontitis.
August 9, 2013: High50
homeopathy really so bad?
An examination of the anti-homeopathy movement concludes: “If homeopathy, which even its most
virulent critics cannot claim is remotely likely to be harmful, works for you, then someone needs to
combine serious arrogance with real battiness to believe they have the
right to stand in your way”.
January 4, 2013: Mercola.com
resolution slips in through the back door
The American Veterinary Medical Association will consider a resolution
to discourage the use of homeopathy, based on one anonymous and mis-informed
December 31, 2012: Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis and the
European Committee for Homeopathy
Framework of Homeopathy; Evidence-based homeopathy 2012
This report considers the “important
aspects of the scientific framework of homeopathic practice including
ethical questions and evaluation of daily practice, looking at the level
of scientific evidence of each of these aspects”.
December 6, 2012: National Centre for Research Methods
support for homeopathy in Britain?
Combining the views of users and non-users of homeopathy in 2008, a new report finds
that more than half of UK adults appear to believe homeopathy is as
effective or more effective than conventional medicine.
December 5, 2012: YouTube
Homeopathy: Mere placebo
or great medicine?
André Saine of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy and Joe Schwarcz of McGill
face off to debate the 200-year old question of how can homeopathy work if it doesn’t make sense?
August 14, 2012: Mirror (UK)
Homeopathic healing: The stars who swear by alternative medicine
Several celebrities and top athletes share their stories of how homeopathy has improved
July 19, 2012: Huffington Post
Veteran with PTSD Gets Help From Homeopathy
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be restored to balance by
prescribing homeopathic remedies with an energy of similar quality and
intensity to match the energetic imprint of the illness of the suffering individual.
February 12, 2012: Sydney Morning Herald
watchdog cannot warn public about anti-jab group: court
Australia’s Supreme Court rules against healthcare agency’s public
warning against Australian Vaccination Network (AVN),
which campaigns against mass public immunization programs and promotes the
use of homeopathy to prevent disease.
January 21, 2012: pubMed.com
Running an NHS
community homeopathy clinic - 10-year anniversary 2001-2011
Results from a 5 year outcome series of patients receiving homeopathic treatment at one UK
clinic, reports that 84.7% of respondents felt improvement (81% of whom attributed improvement
to homeopathy), with no reports of deterioration due to homeopathic treatment
and 25% reduction in conventional drug use.
January 11, 2012: Pulse
we need a public consultation on complementary therapies
UK homeopathic doctor calls for government to include public consultation about NHS funding
for homeopathy and other CAM therapies.
December 27, 2011: Huffington Post
personal case for classical homeopathy, Part II
The author uses metaphors and examples to continue her explanation of
December 21, 2011: Huffington Post
personal case for classical homeopathy, Part I
A homeopath shares her own initial experience with homeopathy to explain
what classical homeopathy can do and why some people are so passionate
December 1, 2011: Springer Publishers
in Europe - Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs
Report from the Swiss Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
concludes that there is sufficient supporting evidence on the
effectiveness, appropriateness, safety, and costs of homeopathy in health
care to warrant its continued inclusion in the list of services
covered by statutory health insurance. Complete English
translation now accessible online.
November 16, 2011: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
of distress during climacteric years by homeopathic therapy
Study reports that individualized homeopathic therapy was found to be useful in
relieving menopausal distressing symptoms such as hot flashes, night
sweats, anxiety, palpitation, depression, insomnia.
September 24, 2011: The Local
recommend homeopathy’: court
Sweden's Supreme Administrative Court reverses Swedish Medical Association decision against homeopathy.
September 14, 2011: Huffington Post
disinformation campaign against homeopathy
Deniers of homeopathy utilize propagandist tools in their attempt to
create disinformation and controversy about homeopathic medicine.
September 2, 2011: Dominion Post (NZ)
soldier and family settle in
New Zealand’s new Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife
Janine, Lady Mateparae, share an interest in homeopathy.
December 24, 2010: Sciencemag.org
Nobelist Escapes ‘Intellectual Terror’ to Pursue Radical Ideas in
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
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
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
to David Warkentin
The world homeopathic community mourns the passing of David Warkentin,
visionary leader in homeopathy and creator of MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks.
August 3, 2010: Homeopathy (UK)
application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic
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.
May 29, 2010: Mail Online (UK)
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".
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
as replacement to antibiotics in the case of Escherichia coli diarrhoea in neonatal
Randomized clinical trial in the Netherlands reports significantly less
E. coli diarrhea in piglets receiving homeopathic nosode/biotheraphy
over those on placebo.
February 12, 2010: International Journal of Oncology
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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