Reminder: Homeopathy Is Unscientific, Unproven Rubbish

Last year, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released a draft paper that suggested there was zero evidence that homeopathy — which improbably claims that massively diluted substances are an effective treatment for practically anything — had any scientific credibility whatsoever. The final paper is out, and it reaffirms that conclusion: Homeopathy is unproven, dangerous bollocks.

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The advice from the report is blunt but necessary:

Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy, NHMRC concludes that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective. Homeopathy should not be used to treat health conditions that are chronic, serious, or could become serious. People who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence for safety and effectiveness.

Overpriced drops of water are not going to cure what ails you. It’s a waste of effort, a waste of money, and a serious health risk if you choose that option over treatments based on actual evidence.


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