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Mar 19 2018

Curbs on hospital linked to Queen over rule breach (The Times)

(Coverage from The Times of our NHS Homeopathy campaign) The hospital where the Queen’s homeopath works has been banned from offering homeopathy to NHS patients for disobeying health service policy. An audit found that the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine had been wrongly charging the alternative treatment to taxpayers.

Mar 13 2018

NHS homeopathy ending in London (BBC)

(Coverage on the BBC of our NHS Homeopathy campaign) A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice. The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine – formerly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital – will stop providing NHS-funded homeopathic remedies in April.

Mar 13 2018

NHS stops funding for homeopathy at UK’s largest alternative medicine hospital (Independent)

(Coverage in the Independent of our NHS Homeopathy campaign) A major taxpayer-funded centre for homeopathic, herbal and alternative medicines will no longer be providing these remedies on the NHS after health service chiefs said homeopathy was “at best, a placebo”.

Mar 01 2018

Good Thinking Supporters March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter: NHS Homeopathy comes to an end in London; now it’s time to turn our attention to Bristol

Feb 05 2018

Why communication from a ‘locked-in’ child is a miracle we must question (The Guardian)

(Our article in The Guardian on Facilitated Communication) If Jonathan Bryan can communicate we should celebrate, but hard evidence is needed before we change how severely disabled children are cared for.

Jan 23 2018

Charity criticises Kingston ‘alternative medicine’ practitioner over methods (SW Londoner)

A Surbiton-based alternative medicine practitioner has been labelled ‘irresponsible’ by an anti-pseudoscience charity for offering treatments ‘without good evidence’ for conditions including cancer. Caroline Cai, Contemporary Chinese Therapy owner, offers alternative medicine therapies such as acupuncture, deep-tissue massages, moxibustion, cupping and herbs to help with an array of conditions ranging from major illnesses to minor …

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Jan 18 2018

Yuji Okitani competes in Grand Final of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

Yuji Okitani receives an award from George Andrews, former president of the American Mathematical Society

Yuji Okitani, the winner of our UK Who Wants to Be a Mathematician competition, competed in the international Grand Final in the US last Saturday, finishing a very respectable third place in his semi final. The competition, which is run by the American Mathematical Society and took place live at the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings …

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Jan 17 2018

The Parallel Project is back

We know that lots of our followers and supporters signed up for the pilot of our Parallel maths project back in the summer, and received our weekly maths puzzles. If you were one of them, hopefully you found our Parallelogram problem sheets and videos fun and interesting. We’re pleased to say that after the successful …

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Jan 16 2018

Cancer and alternative therapies

From https://pixabay.com/p-906141/?no_redirect

Good Thinking are extremely concerned about fundraising appeals designed to raise money for seriously ill people to receive alternative therapies that are not considered mainstream and are typically not backed by robust evidence. Below, we look at many of the therapies we’ve seen cited in such fundraisers (particularly for cancer patients), assess the evidence for …

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Jan 01 2018

Good Thinking Supporters January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter: Our Parallel maths project returns; and we publish a review of common alternative cancer ‘cures’.

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