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Should doctors recommend homeopathy? – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 15th, 2015.

In a head-to-head debate article in this week’s BMJ, UK academics argue the case for and against doctors recommending homeopathic products to their patients. Dr Peter Fisher, Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, says the research to date shows some evidence of benefit and claims recent reviews — such as […]

Prof Richard Easther on homeopathy press council decision

John Kerr posted in on April 26th, 2013.

Richard Easther, Professor of Physics (and Head of Department) at the University of Auckland, weighs in on the current debate over a Press Council decision against North & South Magazine regarding an article on homeopathy (also covered by Siouxsie Wiles and Michael Edmonds on An excerpt from the post on his blog, (read […]

Bent Spoon award ‘honours’ lack of critical thinking

John Kerr posted in on September 5th, 2012.

NZ Skeptics have bestowed the yearly ‘Bent Spoon Award’ for un-skeptical behaviour upon Consumer magazine, on account of the magazine’s coverage of homeopathic remedies. The Bent Spoon is annually awarded by NZ Skeptics to a New Zealand organisation displaying a “most egregious gullibility or lack of critical thinking in public coverage of, or commentary on, […]

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