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Homeopathy follow-up: Reactions in the wake of CBC Marketplace coverage

Homeopathy follow-up: Reactions in the wake of CBC Marketplace coverage

03 February 2011 by Kim Hebert

Earlier in January, CBC Marketplace investigated homeopathy. Now that there has been some time for people to react, here is a summary of some coverage around the Internet. Please also feel free to share relevant links in the comments. Favourable Reactions Digital Journal’s opinion section covered the topic of homeopathy in several articles the week […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Pseudoscience9 Comments

Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

20 January 2011 by Scott Gavura

It’s been quite a week for critical thinking and science advocacy in Canada! First off, if you didn’t catch the CBC Marketplace Cure or Con episode, check out Kim’s review and go watch it now.

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Canadian Groups to Stage Homeopathic Overdose: 10-23

17 January 2011 by Michael Kruse

Today, groups from across Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa and Montreal, announced their intent to participate in the international 10-23 event, as organised by the Merseyside Skeptics in the United Kingdom. Independent organizers, along with the Centre for Inquiry Canada, the Association for Science and Reason, and Les Sceptiques du Québec will be joining skeptics […]

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CBC Marketplace Investigates Homeopathy: A Review

CBC Marketplace Investigates Homeopathy: A Review

14 January 2011 by Kim Hebert

Benefiting from the Atlantic Time Zone, I got to be one of the first to watch CBC Marketplace on Friday night (darn you, Newfoundland!) where they covered the topic of homeopathy. Here are my impressions. First, I want to praise Marketplace for not offering false balance on the issue. Homeopathy is not something about which […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Media, Pseudoscience, Reviews40 Comments

Cure or Con? CBC Marketplace to Review Homeopathy

Cure or Con? CBC Marketplace to Review Homeopathy

14 January 2011 by Mitchell Gerskup

Tonight at 8pm, CBC Marketplace will air a review of homeopathic medicine entitled “Cure or Con?”. This hotly anticipated episode is expected to critically examine the practice of homeopathic medicine, in the name of consumer protection. As a skeptic, I know it can be dangerous to get my hopes up over stories of this nature […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Culture, Health Policy, Media, Pseudoscience, Skepticism15 Comments

Heel – Using Science as a Sales Pitch

Heel – Using Science as a Sales Pitch

02 September 2010 by Kim Hebert

The phrase “scientifically proven effective” is thrown around a lot in the marketing world. But in the case of a product making a health claim, what value is there in such a statement? One might reasonably think it means the vast body of scientific literature supports the treatment. But what about when it means that […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising5 Comments

Evidence Check: Bryce Wylde’s 21 Favourite Papers

Evidence Check: Bryce Wylde’s 21 Favourite Papers

23 August 2010 by Kim Hebert

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article critical of Bryce Wylde’s appearance on Canada AM where he indicated that homeopathic treatments were of benefit for cuts, bruises, burns, and bug bites. Mr. Wylde responded in the comments section of that post (leading to further discussion here) where he provided a list of his “favourite […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Ontario33 Comments

A Homeopathic Dose of Consumer Protection

A Homeopathic Dose of Consumer Protection

09 August 2010 by Erik Davis

I hope you all caught Scott’s excellent post over at Science Based Medicine last week, comparing the regulatory regimes for natural health products in Canada and the US.  This article will pick up one of his points — the weak enforcement of fraudulent health claims — and summarize some investigations I’ve conducted over the last […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism8 Comments

Homeopathy’s Greatest Hits

Homeopathy’s Greatest Hits

12 April 2010 by Kennedy Goodkey

Happy World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW) everyone! Homeopaths are once again holding a massive, week-long publicity campaign to raise awareness for their practice. So, many Skeptic North contributors and skeptical activists have also committed to raising awareness of homeopathy. I’m not going to get into the details of homeopathy, rather I am going to give […]

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