Holford, Burne and Serotonin Pills

March 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm (Bad Science) (, , , , , , , , , )

Here, Jerome Burne is given space on Patrick Holford’s blog to defend homeopathy by attacking drugs that are part of conventional medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cultural Bias in Scientific Research

February 3, 2010 at 7:49 pm (Bad Science, Miscellaneous) (, )

This paper is a systematic review of controlled trials that asks the question “Do certain countries produce only positive results?” The authors conclude that: Read the rest of this entry »

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Boosting Your Serotonin or Exploiting Your Depression?

February 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm (Bad Science, Big Pharma, Homeopathy, Patrick Holford) (, , , , , , , , )

What do Big Pharma, Patrick Holford, and Homeopaths all have in common? Well, apart from any other similarities, they all claim to be able to “boost your serotonin”, “remedy your neurotransmitter imbalance”, or help you to “overcome depression.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Homeopathic Confusion

January 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm (Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

There are likely to be many reasons why consumers choose to buy homeopathic remedies. The marketing of homeopathy as “natural and gentle” probably helps. I suspect that ignorance and confusion also play a part. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Pills and Happy Hormones? If Only It Were That Simple

October 10, 2008 at 12:24 pm (Bad Science, Big Pharma, Recreational Drugs) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Simply checking on Google or Google News will bring up lots of examples of the use of the term “happy hormone”. There are several points of interest for me. One is that there seems to be no agreement on which hormone is the happy one. Read the rest of this entry »

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