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Homeopathy is a "treatment" based on the use of highly diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself. A 2010 House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathy said that homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos (dummy treatments). The review also said that the principles on which homeopathy is based are "scientifically implausible". This is also the view of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY? Homeopathy is a complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) . This means that homeopathy is different from treatments that are part of conventional Western medicine in important ways. It's based ... Full story

25 April