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Ministers join our call to change legislation to better protect cancer patients from quackery (Telegraph)

Following the exposé of thermography clinics giving dangerously false information to cancer patients, MPs Anthony Browne, Maria Eagle and Barbara Keeley have backed our calls to strengthen the Cancer Act and to better protect vulnerable patients. 

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How crowdfunding cash can be turned to quackery (Telegraph)

The Telegraph looks at how crowdfunding campaigns for health treatments can have a sinister side, and how the pandemic has caused a surge in “scammers” who are copying the accounts of cancer sufferers in order to take the money for themselves. 

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Vitamin dosing via bluetooth? Physicist warns don’t waste your money on Healy (Radio New Zealand)

A month after saying a dietary supplement could prevent Covid-19, Orewa psychic Jeanette Wilson now claims a bluetooth device she’s selling can dose vitamins “vibrationally”. But Medsafe, the Commerce Commission and a physicist are warning consumers to be wary of the claims. A self-proclaimed spirit medium, healer and “psychic surgeon” who recently said a dietary …

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Is there a future for newspaper astrologers in the era of fake news? (Press Gazette)

Astrology’s claims that the position of the sun, moon and planets at our birth informs our character and future are without evidence, and yet horoscopes continue to be published in national newspapers.

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