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The proliferation of online news sources makes it difficult to keep up-to-date with the wide range of news about homeopathy from around the world.  This page contains a selection of newsworthy articles intended to provide insight and information about homeopathy, based on the criteria of interest, accuracy, readability, and variety of topics and sources.  We welcome suggestions for inclusion on this page at

April 24, 2016:  Hippocratic Post
More NHS homeopathy, not less
UK homeopathic doctor urges more use of homeopathy under NHS insurance coverage.

April 14, 2016: Free Press Journal
People turning towards homeopathy for cost effective treatment
In the past year, 59% of Indian people in major cities have shifted from allopathy to homeopathy.

March 7, 2016:  Times of Malta
A Holistic Treatment for Your Pets
Article investigates the basic principles of homeopathy, which is increasingly becoming popular among pet owners in Malta.

March 4th, 2016:  Integrative Practitioner
Harvard Study Has Good News for Homeopathic Medicine
Results from 2012 survey indicates small use of homeopathy by US adults, but up 15% over previous 5 years.

February 19, 2016:  MPR
Honing in on Homeopathy: Public use and perception examined in the US
Report suggests that the most likely American demographic to use homeopathy is white married women, with a high level of education, aged between 30 to 44, and living in the western US.

February 15, 2016:  Fox News
Homeopathy: A natural alternative for pregnancy & postpartum issues
An overview of homeopathy including many conditions of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period that can be helped with a well-selected homeopathic remedy.

February 5, 2016:  Rodale's Organic Life
The Real Deal on Homeopathy
A sceptic of homeopathy tries it for herself.

January 4, 2016:  The Times of India
Emotional crisis triggers PCOS in every third patient
Study reveals improvement with homeopathic treatment in over 70% of polycystic ovary syndrome cases.

October 5, 2015:  GreenMedinfo
In Defense of Homeopathy
Article concludes that homeopathy is here to stay because it doesn't really matter how homeopathy works -- the final results are what count.

August 24, 2015:  One Green Planet
The Rise of Animal Experimentation in 'Natural' Healthcare and What We Can Do
Animal experimentation has no place in homeopathic research and in fact may be illegal in Europe.

July 31, 2015:  Government of Canada
Statement from the Minister of Health on labelling changes for certain homeopathic products
The Federal Minister of Health announces changes that will affect the labelling of some retail homeopathic products.

June 25, 2015:  LancasterOnline
Rodale opens medicinal garden filled with homeopathic plants in Kutztown
The Rodale Institute opens new Boiron Medicinal Garden with herbs, flowers, and other plants that form the basis of the natural medicine and homeopathic materia medica.

April 21, 2015:  Science
FDA Takes a New Looks at Homeopathy
US Food and Drug Administration holds hearings to consider policy changes regulating quality and manufacturing of homeopathic products.

April 1, 2015:  Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
New College Established for Homeopaths
The Ontario government announces new College of Homeopaths of Ontario to oversee and ensure accountability of the profession.

March 19, 2015:  IBN Live
Homeopathy is Here to Stay
The future of homeopathy in India looks bright!

March 14, 2015:  The Ontario Gazette
Ontario government proclaims that provisions in the Homeopathy Act, 2007 will come into force as of April 1, 2015.

February 10, 2015:  Natural Healing News
Transform self-defeating patterns with homeopathy
For physical, emotional, and mental transformations, “homeopathy gets in front of you and opens the door.”

January 28, 2015:  Class Action
No Duck, No Luck: Quebec Superior Court denounces passive class action petitioners and their enterprising counsel
Quebec Superior Court rejects class action suit against Boroin Canada and deems that plaintiff’s case is less than adequate and lawyer-driven.

December 3, 2014:  TogiNet Radio
Introduction to Homeopathy
Marijke van der water, RCSHom begins an introductory series to homeopathy on her weekly radio show Healing with the Marijke Method (available on recorded podcast.)

November 7, 2014:  Homeopaths Without Borders
From the Center for Disease Control (CDC): Chikungunya in the Caribbean
HWB reports on the chikungunya epidemic in the Americas.

October 21, 2014:  Farmers Guardian (UK) 
Animal health: Discover potential health benefits of using homeopathy
Mainstream farming periodical reports favourably on the use of homeopathy for livestock.

September 25, 2014:  Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Effectiveness of homoeopathic therapeutics in the management of childhood autism disorder
Study demonstrates usefulness of homeopathic treatment in childhood autism disorder, as reflected in significant reduction of hyperactivity, behavioral dysfunction, and sensory impairment, and improvement in communication and psycho-social adaptation of autistic children.

August 28, 2014:  American Journal of Therapeutics
Effectiveness and Safety of Arnica montana in Post-Surgical Setting, Pain and Inflammation
Study states that "Arnica montana is more effective than placebo when used for the treatment of several conditions including post-traumatic and postoperative pain, edema, and ecchymosis.”

August 21, 2014:  Research in Complementary Medicine
A Minimum Protocol for Randomised Homeopathic Drug Proving as Basis for Further Research
Study calls for universal acceptance of a minimum protocol for homeopathic provings.

July 18, 2014:  Daily Mail (UK)
Michelle Collins says homeopathy changed her life
British actress from Eastenders and Coronation Street advocates for homeopathy as new ambassador for the British Homeopathic Association.

June 1, 2014:  European Journal of Integrative Medicine
The integration of homoeopathy into Czech Health Care – A 10-year follow-up
Questionnaire of Czech general physicians concludes that homeopathy has been firmly integrated into Czech primary health care and has remained so, despite the worse economic conditions of the population and lack of public support.

May 23, 2014  ABC Health & Wellbeing
Can homeopathy “work” even when there’s no evidence?
Article questions the perceived importance of scientific evidence of homeopathy to support the established credibility with millions around the world.

April 22, 2014:
Additive homeopathy in cancer patients: Retrospective survival data from a homeopathic outpatient unit at the Medical University of Vienna
Study concludes that it is “interesting”, though inconclusive, that under homeopathic treatment, survival times were extended in patients with terminal prognosis from several forms of cancer.

April 19, 2014:  The New Zealand Herald
Homeopaths fighting back against negative finding
The homeopathic and medical communities in New Zealand disagree with conclusions in the recent draft paper from Australia.

April 16, 2014:  Research Gate
Proof against Homeopathy does in fact support Homeopathy
New analysis of the meta-analysis published in Lancet, August 2005, reveals critical flaws in the original paper and reverses its conclusions.

April 1, 2014:  Alive Magazine
Homeopathy to the Rescue; a traditional system of natural medicine
Seraphina Capranos, RCSHom draws national attention to Homeopathy Awareness Month with this introduction including little-known facts about homeopathy.

March 15, 2014:  World Health Organization
WHO global atlas of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine
The World Health Organization releases an online version of its 2005 study of the popularity of traditional, complementary and alternative medicines, revealing that homeopathy ranks second in low income countries and first in high income countries (see pp 61 & 63).

March 10, 2014:
Well-educated Dutch women most likely to use alternative medicine
According to the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, homeopathy is the second most popular form of alternative medicine (after acupuncture), especially among educated women.

February 1, 2014:  Science Direct
Homeopathic medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial finds homeopathy effective for acute coughs in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis.

January 31, 2014:  Times of India
Homoeopathy healing 80% leprosy patients, claims Ayush
A pilot project testing effects of homeopathy on leprosy patients shows an over 80% success rate for restoring sensation to the affected parts.

January 23, 2014:  VIN News Service
Judging merits of veterinary homeopathy not an AVMA objective
Delegates at the recent American Veterinary Medical Association meeting resoundingly defeat resolution to publicly condemn homeopathy as ineffective.

December 26, 2013:  Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Homoeopathic management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A randomised placebo-controlled pilot trial
Study on individualized treatment of ADHD children with homeopathic medicines in LM potencies reports significant changes in baseline questionnaires and academic improvement, with stable results maintained over subsequent 12 month period.


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