England's top medical officer terms homeopathy as 'rubbish'
- Aurangabad arms haul case: MCOCA court convicts 12 including Abu Jundal
- Rajnath Singh to visit Pakistan in August, attend Saarc meet
- Indigo flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai after passenger creates ruckus
- Assam floods: Sonowal directs ministers to visit constituencies as situation worsens
- Bhagwant Mann: Didn't breach security, even TV channels broadcast from Parliament
Britain's chief medical officer has termed homeopathic treatment as 'rubbish' and practitioners of homeopathy as 'peddlers', and said such treatments do not have any place in the country's National Health Service (NHS). Concerned over the fact that homeopaths can still prescribe medicines to combat critical diseases, Professor Dame Sally Davies said that homeopathy works only because of the 'placebo effect- the belief that any benefits perceived by the patients are caused by their optimistic views and their faith in the physician, the Daily Mail reports.
However, Davies views are in conflict with the views of influential people like Prince Charles and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who are in favour of homeopathy. The NHS also backs homeopathy, which can be seen it's spending of around four million pounds annually on funding homeopathic hospitals, prescriptions and referrals.
- The amended act legalises child labour while claiming to do the opposite
- The concept of private members’ bill is central to a deliberative democracy
- Mahasweta Devi drew imaginary landscapes to narrate stories of the oppressed
- With the latest figures on industrial output, the case for a stimulus is pressing
- An open letter to new students entering Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Irom Sharmila calling off her fast against the AFSPA reflects the state’s failure to engage