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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Society of Homeopaths under review amid claims standards chief promoted anti-vaccine propaganda (Telegraph)

The Professional Standards Authority has launched an emergency review amid claims material published on Facebook breached social media rules.

Debunked child trafficking conspiracy theory trends on Twitter (Telegraph)

Twitter is promoting a debunked conspiracy theory which claims that many of the world’s most powerful people are running a child trafficking ring.  The “Pizzagate” hashtag appeared in the social network’s trending topics on Tuesday and reached the top of the “For you” section of the app for some users. Twitter users who tapped on the hashtag were …

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What Doctors Don’t Tell You / Get Well withdrawn from shelves in in the UK

Today, we learned that the editors of Get Well – the rebranded What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine – have decided to withdraw it from the shelves of retailers across the UK, so it will in future only be sold on a subscription-only model. What Doctors Don’t Tell You has been notorious for years as …

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The Good Magic Award Winners announced

The first Good Magic Awards received many impressive applications. After careful consideration, the judging panel selected two winners to receive the £1000 awards: Megan Swann and Breathe Magic.

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Homeopaths ‘risking lives with bogus coronavirus treatments’ (The Times)

Medical experts have condemned homeopaths they accuse of giving false hope to coronavirus victims by offering bogus treatments. Across the country, hundreds of homeopathic practitioners have been identified using the pandemic to drive sales of “remedies” and consultations. The Times built a database together with the Good Thinking Society, a pro-science charity, to identify practitioners selling virus-related products …

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How Facebook is battling dangerous 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories (Telegraph)

The alarming sight of a flaming phone mast set alight by conspiracy theorists has enraged Government ministers. The arsonists were apparently motivated by a false belief that 5G helps spread coronavirus, something that Downing Street has described as a “crazed conspiracy theory”.

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