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worelia

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NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy
« on: March 10, 2015, 10:21:07 PM »

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/media_releases/nhmrc_releases_statement_and_advice_on_homeopathy140311.pdf

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MEDIA RELEASE
MARCH 11

NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy

The National Health and Medical Research Council today released a statement concluding that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions.

Its release follows a thorough review of the evidence, conducted as part of NHMRC’s responsibility to provide advice and support informed health care decisions by the Australian community.

The conclusion is based on the findings of a rigorous assessment of more than 1800 papers. Of these, 225 studies met the criteria to be included in NHMRC’s examination of the effectiveness of homeopathy.

The review found no good quality, well-designed studies with enough participants to support the idea that homeopathy works better than a placebo, or causes health improvements equal to those of another treatment.

Although some studies did report that homeopathy was effective, the quality of those studies was assessed as being small and/or of poor quality. These studies had either too few participants, poor design, poor conduct and or reporting to allow reliable conclusions to be drawn on the effectiveness of homeopathy.

According to CEO Professor Warwick Anderson, “All medical treatments and interventions should be underpinned by reliable evidence. NHMRC’s review shows that there is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy works better than a placebo.”

He drew particular attention to the NHMRC Statement on Homeopathy’s advice that homeopathy should not be used to treat 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. People who are considering whether to use homeopathy should first get advice from a registered health practitioner and in the meanwhile keep taking any prescribed treatments.’

He emphasised that health practitioners should always offer treatments and therapies based on the best available evidence.

“Each year NHMRC funds research to test treatments and procedures offered to patients, with more than $320 million spent on clinical and health services research in 2014," Professor Anderson said.

“NHMRC conducts reviews of evidence on a range of health topics which is developed into guidelines or advice. Examples include clinical practice guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity and the Australian Dietary Guidelines,” he said.

“It is important that the public has access to independent, high quality advice when it comes to making decisions about their health care.”

“From this review, the main recommendation for Australians is that they should not rely on homeopathy as a substitute for proven, effective treatments.”

“This statement was the result of a rigorous examination of the evidence and used internationally accepted methods for assessing the quality and reliability of evidence for determining whether or not a therapy is effective for treating health conditions.”

“NHMRC is also aware of strongly held views on this topic so it is important to note that the process was thoroughly consultative and that the public was invited to submit information and evidence, all of which was considered by our expert working committee.”

The findings of the homeopathy working group’s review are summarised in the final NHMRC Information Paper: "Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating a clinical condition" also released today. Its release follows public consultation on the draft information paper in 2014.

The Statement, Information Paper and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the
NHMRC website.

CONTACT:NHMRC Media Team
0422 008 512
media@nhmrc.gov.au
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Re: NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 10:52:14 PM »

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/cam02

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NHMRC Statement on Homeopathy and NHMRC Information Paper - Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions


Summary information
Publishing date: 2015
Status: Current
Reference number: CAM02
Available in print: No - PDF only
Further information: nhmrc.publications@nhmrc.gov.au

NHMRC has reviewed the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating a variety of clinical conditions with the aim of providing Australians with reliable information about its use. The comprehensive assessment of the evidence included:

    a systematic review of the evidence from available systematic reviews (an overview) on the effectiveness of homeopathy in treating a variety of clinical conditions in humans;
    a report on evidence submitted to the NHMRC prior to the commencement of the review;
    a report on evidence submitted to the NHMRC during public consultation on the draft information paper; and
    consideration of published guidelines and other government reports.

The evidence identified in this assessment of the evidence has been summarised in a NHMRC Information Paper.

A NHMRC Statement has also been developed, based on the Information Paper.

The Administrative Report provides a brief summary of the processes underpinning the homeopathy review, as well as links to a number of additional documents:

    Frequently Asked Questions;
    a summary of responses to public consultation submissions;
    a summary of responses to expert review feedback; and
    a list of studies considered in the Overview and Review of submitted literature.


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NHMRC Statement on Homeopathy (PDF, 85KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02_nhmrc_statement_homeopathy.pdf

NHMRC Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions (PDF, 392KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02a_information_paper.pdf

Administrative Report - NHMRC advice on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions (PDF, 218KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02b_administrative_report.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 238KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02c_frequently_asked_questions.pdf

Summary of responses to public consultation submissions (PDF, 178KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02d_public_consultation_summary.pdf

Summary of responses to expert review feedback (PDF, 171KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02e_expert_review_comments.pdf

Effectiveness of Homeopathy for Clinical Conditions: Evaluation of the Evidence – Overview Report (PDF, 3.29MB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02i_homeopathyoverviewreport140408.pdf

Effectiveness of Homeopathy for Clinical Conditions: Evaluation of the Evidence – Overview Report: Appendices (PDF, 3.8MB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02h_overviewreportappendices140408.pdf

Effectiveness of Homeopathy for Clinical Conditions: Evaluation of the Evidence – Review of Submitted Literature (PDF, 1.59MB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02g_reviewofsubmittedliterature140408.pdf

List of systematic reviews and primary studies already considered by NHMRC (PDF, 585KB) application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02f_listofconsideredevidence140407.pdf

Effectiveness of homeopathy for clinical conditions: Evaluation of the Evidence. Review of Literature from public submissions application/pdf icon
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/cam02j_review_literature_public_submissions.pdf

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Re: NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 11:47:45 AM »

If you’re a ‘scientific’ person, I understand the concern and doubt which might be going on in your mind right now, but please read something more before deciding if homeopathy is indeed baseless
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Re: NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »

suzzie said: "If you’re a ‘scientific’ person, I understand the concern and doubt which might be going on in your mind right now, but please read something more before deciding if homeopathy is indeed baseless"

suzzie is an arrogant bitch. suzzie does not provide any proof pro homeopathy, but with her arrogant sentence (one single sentence!) she implies that she knows better, that she has read pro homeopathy stuff, and the critics did not, and so the critics are undereducated and dumb.

suzzie is a typical bully. I bet she even did not ever read the organon. She is only a stupid shill. Might be she runs a shop selling quackery. A member of the pharma mafia she is, I dare say.
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Re: NHMRC releases statement and advice on homeopathy
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 06:00:06 PM »

Cryotaeng, you hit the bull's eye. Homeopathy shills are easy to recognize. Fish in a barrel.
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