Homeopathy Good for Literally Zero Illnesses, Says Study

By Gary Cutlack on at

A study that aggregated the results of 225 separate trials of homeopathic treatment of illnesses has found there's literally zero benefit to drinking diluted nettle juice and bee piss, with those who try likely to delay proper medical treatment and make their situations worse.

The study, compiled by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council, summarised: "...there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective," with the paper's lead author warning: "People who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence for safety and effectiveness."

Another comedy sentence to infuriate believers reads: "No good-quality, well-designed studies with enough participants for a meaningful result reported either that homeopathy caused greater health improvements than placebo, or caused health improvements equal to those of another treatment." [NHMRC [PDF] via Guardian]

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