NHS England has said it is going to ‘formally request’ that the Government ban GPs from prescribing homeopathy. In 2017, NHS England published guidance to stop prescriptions for 18 low clinical priority treatments including homeopathy given the lack of ‘clear or robust evidence’.
Apr 08 2019
Journey to the edge of the earth! It’s as crazy as it sounds, an expedition by the Flat Earth Society to prove the world ISN’T round (Daily Mail)
For most people, a trip to Antarctica would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a chance to see one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet. But early next year, there could be a journey to the bottom of the Earth with a very different purpose. Its mission could not be more startling: to prove the …
Apr 05 2019
Mar 20 2019
The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is banning fundraising campaigns for a controversial cancer treatment clinic in Germany, according to the Financial Times. The Hallwang clinic in Dornstetten charges up to thousands of euros for what it claims is a “cutting-edge, next generation medicine.” But medical professionals have criticized the clinic for offering treatments such as “ozone therapy” and …
Mar 07 2019
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Dec 11 2018
There are a number of charities who should take this as a clear sign that they need to review whether their actions align with this new guidance, and ask themselves what evidence they have to demonstrate that the therapies they promote and provide actually have the benefits they claim. If they find they cannot meet these new guidelines, they should refocus their activities and then amend what claims they make to patients and the public, to ensure that they are not in breach of charity law.
Nov 28 2018
Olivia Guo from Shrewsbury Concord College in Shrewsbury was today crowned the 2018 UK winner of Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, our annual search for the country’s top young mathematical mind. Olivia competed in the final earlier today, alongside fellow finalists Paul Scarr from Whitley Bay High School in Newcastle, Zaka Ahmed from King …
Nov 20 2018