quackery

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Viva Mayr clinic: where VIPs ‘detox’ by slowly chewing stale bread

‘A glass of wine at dinner and a flatter stomach in 14 days? It can be done, with this savvy…

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‘Slapping therapy’ death: don’t say alternative medicine is harmless

Any therapy that is not supported by sound evidence showing that it generates more good than harm should not be…

Eight slogans that quacks love to use: if you hear these, find a proper doctor

In the first of this two-part article, I discussed six popular tricks of the quackery trade. Some readers pointed out…

Six signs you are being treated by a quack

The term ‘quack’ is often employed as a disrespectful description for clinicians, particularly those who are unskilled, ignorant, dishonest and…

‘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…