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Mom Jailed After Son Dies From Strep Treated With Home Remedies

Tamara Lovett was sentenced to three years in prison

(Newser) - A Calgary mother has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to medically treat the strep throat that caused her seven-year-old son’s death. Per CBC News , Tamara Lovett was found guilty of criminal negligence in January after treating her son Ryan’s illness with home remedies in... More »

370 Babies, Toddlers Got Sick After Using Teething Tablets

FDA also reviewing 8 deaths

(Newser) - A STAT investigation reveals that more than 370 infants and toddlers got sick after their parents gave them Hyland's teething tablets or gel, a homeopathic remedy the FDA has been warning about for years . Eight children died, though the FDA is still reviewing whether the products are to blame.... More »

Parents Warned to Avoid This Type of Baby Teething Product

FDA says homeopathic tablets, gels may cause medical issues in babies

(Newser) - New parents will do almost anything to relieve their little ones' teething pain—but one thing the FDA says they shouldn't do is give their babies homeopathic teething products, Live Science reports. In a Sept. 30 statement , the FDA warns these "natural" tablets and gels found in some... More »

Good for Actually Nothing: Homeopathy

'There are no health conditions for which homeopathy is effective'

(Newser) - Homeopathy—the idea that one can heal oneself with illness-inducing substances in tiny quantities—is basically a bunch of quackery practiced by delusional people who take their own lives in their hands and might just as well take a sugar pill instead, according to Australia's National Health and Medical... More »

Homeopathy Critics Plan Mass Overdose

Group hatches OD to protest sale of homeopathic remedies

(Newser) - A group that says homeopathy is quackery is planning to prove its point by "overdosing" en masse with homeopathic medicines outside outlets of British pharmacy chain Boots. The Merseyside Skeptics Society says the OD is to protest at Boots profiting from an "unscientific and absurd pseudoscience." The... More »

WHO Sounds Alarm on Homeopathy

(Newser) - The World Health Organization has issued a warning against homeopathic treatments for TB and other life-threatening illnesses, reports the BBC. The organization issued the alert after pressure from a group of young researchers who complained that homeopathy was being promoted in poor countries as a treatment for TB, infant diarrhea,... More »

Scientists Urge WHO to Slam Homeopathy as HIV Remedy

Brits want such treatment ruled out for HIV, TB, malaria

(Newser) - Concerned about deaths tied to choice of treatment, British scientists are calling on the World Health Organization to speak out against homeopathy as a way to battle HIV, TB, malaria, influenza, and infant diarrhea. Clinics throughout Asia and sub-Saharan Africa offer to treat such diseases through homeopathy, though there is... More »

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