Alternative medicine

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Victorian chiropractor suspended for six months after linking childhood vaccination to poison
Tribunal hears Simon Floreani also screened an antivax movie in his clinic and participated in an interview called ‘Nazi vaccine regime in Australia’

Melissa Davey

23, Sep, 2021 @7:51 AM

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Spanish couple arrested over toad-venom and ayahuasca rituals
Pair allegedly charged €150 for ‘ancestral’ ceremonies involving psychotropic substances

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

22, Aug, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Knowledge of medicinal plants at risk as languages die out
Loss of linguistic diversity means less chance to discover age-old remedies not known to science, study warns

Phoebe Weston

08, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Alan Raddon obituary
Other lives: Shoemaker who operated from a home workshop in west Wales and sold his wares around the world

Ruth Emily Davey

24, Mar, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Far right 'exploiting' anger at lockdowns to radicalise wellness community, police say
Security services warn that Australians as young as 13 are involved in terrorism

Elias Visontay

24, Feb, 2021 @9:15 PM

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How the wellness and influencer crowd serve conspiracies to the masses
A distrust of traditional institutions saw wellness advocates find common ground with QAnon during the pandemic – and soften their message for the mainstream

Michael McGowan

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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I am a doctor. Here's what I know about communicating with reluctant patients | Ranjana Srivastava
Ridiculing the hesitant never works. Firmly but respectfully, I refuse to legitimise quackery

Ranjana Srivastava

09, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Ginger root and meteorite dust: the Steiner ‘Covid cures’ offered in Germany
The movement best known for its schools is firmly entrenched within the German health sector

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

10, Jan, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Can you hack yourself happy? Five DIY health crazes put to the test
From cold baths to burning sage, there’s a self-improvement hack for everything. But do they work?

Coco Khan

09, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Snake oil is still snake oil, no matter which celeb extols its amazing health benefits | Catherine Bennett
The Duchess of Sussex won’t let the dearth of hard evidence stop her flogging oat drinks

Catherine Bennett

20, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Farewell James Randi, prince of reason. Now who’ll mock the quacks and anti-vaxxers? | Catherine Bennett
The great magician dedicated his later years to exposing all forms of fake science

Catherine Bennett

25, Oct, 2020 @6:52 AM

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'I worked in horror films. Now I'm an undertaker': arts workers who had to find new jobs
A DJ turned shaman, a lighting designer turned railwayman, a dancer turned gayrobicist … as the government causes fury with a ballerina job ad, we meet workers forced to retrain due to Covid

Kate Hutchinson

13, Oct, 2020 @3:09 PM

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