Prince Charles

Prince Charles’s homeopathy for cows: the Royal Society cannot stay silent

The antibiotics crisis is one of the urgent issues of our time and great attention should be paid to any…

North Korean wonder drug

From cow urine to a North Korean wonder drug: the weirdest alternative health stories of 2016

Picking out the highlights in alternative medicine in 2016 got me thinking for quite a while. There have been many…

Why should Public Health England be allowed to stop us choosing between taste and fewer calories?

You would think that people who support sugar taxes would be pleased to find that high-sugar ice cream is more…

Iridology: Prince Charles may like it, but the evidence shows it’s bogus

Ignaz von Peczely (1826-1911) was a Hungarian physician who entered the history books for one of the most bizarre ideas in…

Prince Charles’s ideas about medicine may seriously harm your health

We tend to think of alternative medicine as a colourful array of therapeutic methods. However, this ignores the fact that…

‘Integrated medicine’ is quackery hitting the mainstream

Anyone with an interest in alternative medicine will have come across the term ‘integrated medicine’ (or ‘integrative medicine’ in the…

Say no to the needle: why acupuncture just isn’t worth trying

It’s Acupuncture Awareness Week! According to the British Acupuncture Council, this event ‘aims to help better inform people about the…

The war on homeopathy isn’t working. We need to call a truce

Disclaimer: I am not a believer in homeopathy, but I am rather partial to the remedies because I love the…

Pharmacies should ‘strip homeopathy from their shelves’, says Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Professor Jayne Lawrence FFRPS FRPharmS, Chief Scientist of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, is unlikely to be invited to dinner at Highgrove any…