Homeopathy doesn’t work. And in other news, water is wet

Homeopathy does not improve people’s health, scientists say.

Further more, health funds should reconsider offering rebates for homoeopathic therapies, Australia’s peak medical research body says.

After reviewing 1800 studies on the health effects of homeopathy, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) scientists say there is no reliable evidence to back its effectiveness.

“There is no good quality evidence to support the claim that homeopathy works better than a placebo,” the NHMRC report said.

The report said homeopathy should not be used to treat health conditions that are serious or could become serious.

Homeopathy is based on the idea that the body’s own healing response to disease can be stimulated by using specially prepared, highly diluted substances.

A World Health Organization review in 2009 estimated Australians spend $US7.3 million ($NZ10m) a year on homeopathic medicines.

Here’s a challenge to the 1080 eco-terrorist: ? take one spec of 1080 and dissolve it in a 2 litre bottle of water. ?Shake well. ?Then add one drop to another 2 litre bottle of water. ?Shake well. ?Take a drop from that bottle, and add it to the next. ?Shake well. ?Repeat this another 10 times.

Then go to your nearest fresh water reservoir, and put one drop of your homeopathic 1080 solution behind the dam.

It is bound to work.

But why stop there? ?Get a firefighting plane or chopper to start scooping that water from the reservoir, and rain it down on those pesky possums.

Why use 1080 pellets when you can kill them with highly sophisiticated homeopathic 1080?

No need to thank me.


– AAP via Stuff