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. 

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. 

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.

‘Thermographic scans gave my son false hope’ (BBC)

When Sean Walsh was told his cancer had returned, he rejected conventional treatment. A well-known figure on Liverpool’s music scene, he documented his search for alternative ways of managing his condition for his followers. He also used thermography, heat images of the body, which are promoted by some as an alternative to conventional scans.

False Hope? Alternative Cancer Cures (BBC Three)

Sean Walsh was 20 when he found out his cancer was back. He’d been in remission for less than two years and was determined that this time round, he would not have conventional treatment. He turned down chemotherapy in the hope that he could cure his Hodgkin’s Lymphoma through an alternative approach, including a vegan …

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Alternative medicine and thermography: Sean’s cancer story (BBC)

Sean Walsh was 20 when he found out his cancer was back. He’d been in remission for less than two years and was determined that this time round, he would not have conventional treatment. He turned down chemotherapy in the hope that he could cure his Hodgkin’s Lymphoma through an alternative approach, including a vegan …

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BBC Three exposes dangerous cancer claims by thermography clinic

A new BBC Three documentary, “False Hope? Alternative Cancer Cures”, shows the dangerously misleading claims made by alternative cancer clinics and how ineffective thermography scans are giving cancer patients an inaccurate view of their prognosis.

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PSA to review Society of Homeopaths’ accreditation over anti-vaccine conspiracy theory posts

The Professional Standards Authority – the government body which oversees and accredits healthcare bodies – has confirmed it is reviewing the accreditation of the Society of Homeopaths, after the Society’s new Professional Standards Director was revealed to have shared anti-vaccine conspiracy theories online.  In early June, the Society of Homeopaths (SoH) announced that Sue Pilkington …

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To win the war on Covid-19 we must inoculate Britain against the crazy anti-vaxxers (Daily Mail)

There is only one sure way to deal with the coronavirus which has plunged the world’s economy into recession and killed (so far) more than half a million people. A vaccine. The global race to develop one has been extraordinary in its scale and speed. As a result, it is thought possible that a vaccine might be …

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