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HRI publications

Explore our collection of articles written or commissioned by the HRI team, from plain language summaries evidence summaries to scientific papers.


Sometimes you just need to cut to the chase! This is the place for quick and easy summaries of interesting articles published in scientific journals.

NHS Homeopathy in the Spotlight

As media stories circulate about a proposal suggesting that doctors should be banned from prescribing homeopathic medicines on the National Health Service (NHS), find out the facts about NHS spending on homeopathy and how scientific evidence is used in NHS decision-making here.

Examining reasons for divergence in interpretation of the evidence base for homeopathy

Synopsis by Alastair Gray of ‘Plausibility and evidence: the case of homeopathy’.
Rutten L, Mathie RT, Fisher P, Goossens M, van Wassenhoven M.
Med Health Care Philos 2013, 16(3): 525-32
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Improvements seen in independent reproducibility of homeopathic basic research results

Synopsis by Suse Moebius of ‘Repetitions of fundamental research models for homeopathically prepared dilutions beyond 10-23: A bibliometric study.’
Endler PC, Thieves K, Reich C, Matthiessen P, Bonamin L, Scherr C,
Baumgartner S.
Homeopathy, 2010; 99: 25-36
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A Trial of Homeopathy for Moderate to Severe Depression Open Access

Synopsis by Suse Moebius of ‘Homeopathic Individualized Q-Potencies versus Fluoxetine for Moderate to Severe Depression: Double-blind, Randomized Non-inferiority trial’.
Adler UC, Paiva AT, Cesar AT, Adler MS, Molina A, Padula AE, Calil HM
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011:520182
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Homeopathic Remedies Produce Specific Symptoms Different from Placebo

Synopsis by Suse Moebius of ‘Homeopathic Pathogenetic Trials Produce Specific Symptoms Different from Placebo’.
Möllinger H, Schneider R, Walach H.
Forsch Komplementmed 2009;16:105-110
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NHS Research Roundup on Homeopathy – more please!

Synopsis By Suse Moebius. The NHS Evidence service, launched last year, provides a valuable portal to a vast range of medical research. This user-friendly resource includes a comprehensive CAM section.
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Nobel Prize Winner for AIDS Investigates High-dilutions Effects

Synopsis By Dr Alexander Tournier. In a recent paper, Nobel Prize winner, Prof Luc Montagnier, and his team report the results of a series of rigorous experiments investigating the electromagnetic (EM) properties of highly-diluted biological samples.
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Long term health improvements of homeopathy users

Synopsis by Suse Moebius of ‘How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? Results from a long term observational study’. Witt CM, Lüdtke R, Mengler N, Willich SN.
BMC Public Health. 2008; 8:413
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