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Homeopathy is worthless… says an expert in the subject as he claims it is unethical to prescribe treatments on NHS

Fiona MacRae Daily Mail Homeopathic potions do not work and it is unethical to give them on the NHS, a leading  scientist has claimed. Edzard Ernst, a professor of  complementary medicine, also described the logic behind homeopathy as bizarre and … Continue reading

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British doctors endorse radical solutions to organ shortage

Michael Cook BioEdge Some of the most controversial methods of obtaining organs have been endorsed by the British Medical Association in a report released this week. “Building on Progress: what next for organ donation policy in the UK?” laments “the … Continue reading

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‘No critics’ to attend NHS meeting

BBC News Some of the fiercest critics of the planned NHS reforms in England say they have not been invited to a meeting about the changes with David Cameron. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing, which … Continue reading

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Doctors’ radical plan to tackle organ shortage: Patients could be kept alive to become donors and hearts retrieved from newborn babies in controversial BMA proposals

Jennifer Miller Bio Ethics International [Denis Campbell, Guardian] Patients could be kept alive solely so they can become organ donors, hearts could be retrieved from newborn babies for the first time, and body parts could be taken from high-risk donors … Continue reading

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Leading doctor: Should NHS spend millions keeping alive terminally ill patients for few weeks?

Source: Daily Record A LEADING doctor has questioned whether the cash-strapped NHS should continue to spend a fortune keeping terminally ill patients alive. Dr Brian Keighley, chairman of the British Medical Association Scotland, said tens of thousands of pounds are … Continue reading

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