BBC upholds our complaint against homeopathy item on “Health: Truth or Scare”

The BBC Executive Complaints Unit has partly upheld our complaint against an item on homeopathy, which featured in the BBC One programme Health: Truth or Scare. The item explored a range of opinions on homeopathy, seeking views from a GP and from homeopath George Garlick. It also showed a trial of homeopathy on a patient …

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BBC upholds our complaint against “Claudia tries… Ear Candling”

The BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit has upheld our complaint against “Claudia tries… Ear Candling”, a short video which appeared on the Glasgow based digital platform, The Social. We were concerned that the video gave the misleading impression that ear candling is both effective and safe. The presenter, Claudia Scott, said ear candles are known for …

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Anti-vaccination claims by homeopaths exposed across the UK media

The last week has seen an extraordinary series of investigations published across the UK press, exposing the anti-vaccination claims of homeopaths in the UK. Last Monday, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens wrote the PSA to express his concerns over their reaccreditation of the Society of Homeopaths, with his forthright letter making headlines in the Mail, Telegraph, …

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Ofcom fines Ben TV £25,000 for Peter Popoff infomercials

Ofcom have fined Greener Technology Limited, the broadcaster behind BEN TV, £25,000 for airing promotions for Peter Popoff – the teleganvelist and would-be faith healer who we investigated in 2015. In the infomercials, Popoff advertises his ‘miracle water’, which he has claimed will bring viewers health, happiness and great wealth. During the programme, aired on …

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Judicial Review over PSA reaccreditation of Society of Homeopaths granted permission by High Court

Good Thinking challenged the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) over their failure to protect vulnerable autistic children from anti-vaccine proponents and potentially harmful ‘cures’ The PSA accredited the Society of Homeopaths, despite registrants of the Society of Homeopaths offering CEASE therapy – an anti-vaccine ‘cure’ for autism If successful, the challenge could see the accreditation decision …

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Superstar needed to help revolutionise maths education

An exceptional opportunity for a multi-talented maths enthusiast with huge talents both inside and outside the classroom. Three years ago, Simon Singh (author of bestselling books such as “Fermat’s Last Theorem”) created the Top-Top Set Maths Project, designed to develop maths excellence among students in non-selective state secondary schools, enabling a broader range of students …

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Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is back!

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is back!

Win $10,000 and a trip to Colorado.

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ASA upholds our complaint against weight loss supplement claims

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld our complaint against misleading advertising claims made by supplement company USN (UK) Ltd. The ASA investigated claims relating to three “weight loss” products advertised on the website https://uk.usn-sport.com: USN’s CLA Thermo was claimed to offer “vital nutrients that cause a Thermogenic reaction within the body”. Phedra Cut Lipo XT …

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Good Thinking files Judicial Review over PSA reaccreditation of Society of Homeopaths

Help us protect people with autism from harmful homeopathic ‘cures’. We are challenging the Society of Homeopaths’ PSA accreditation, to keep autistic children safe from homeopaths who offer harmful CEASE therapy.

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‘It’s anti-science’: Scientists attack Prince Charles for becoming the patron of a homeopathy group (Daily Mail)

Prince Charles has been accused of promoting disproven and dangerous medical treatments in his new position as patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy. The Prince of Wales is a long-time supporter of homeopathy and has used his royal position to try to get it widely accepted. This is despite some homeopaths operating in the UK claiming …

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