Thursday, September 15, 2005

Shocking New Study

I tell you, I'm shaken. Look at this

Study says homeopathic medicines don’t work
Evidence suggests remedies offer placebo effect, but no real benefits

LONDON - The world may be beating a path to the doors of homeopathic practitioners as an alternative to conventional medicines, but according to a new study they may just as well be taking nothing.

The study, published in Friday’s edition of the respected Lancet medical journal, is likely to anger the growing numbers of devoted practitioners of and adherents to alternative therapies that include homeopathy.

“There was weak evidence for a specific effect of homeopathic remedies, but strong evidence for specific effects of conventional interventions,” the study concluded.

“This finding is compatible with the notion that the clinical effects of homeopathy are placebo effects,” it added after examining findings from 110 homeopathy trials and an equal number of conventional medical trials.

You mean diluting something millions of times until it's not even detectable makes it ineffective? What the? Curse you, Science, you hated dream killer! Curse you and your so-called "method." When will you finally be made illegal?

As to the study results: well, duh.

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