British Homeopathic Association: ‘Homeopathy Awareness Week’
Every year between 14–21 June* we encourage people to raise awareness about homeopathy.
Fair enough. For the uninitiated, homeopathy is a bogus medical treatment based on impossible, unscientific premises. Its medicinal benefits, such as they are, are indistinguishable from those derived from far cheaper placebo treatments. Homeopathic medicine is, quite literally, sugar pills.
In 2010, the UK parliament's Science and Technology Select Committee ruled that homeopathy is useless and unethical. When used in place of genuine medicine, it can also be extremely dangerous.
If you are feeling poorly, go and see a proper doctor.
For more on this specious medical practice, please see my numerous earlier posts on homeopathy.
I trust you are all now suitably aware.
[* Postscript added 10-Apr-2014: Since this article was written, ‘Homeopathy Awareness Week’ has been moved to 10–16 April—and, the great news is, sceptics have blagged the domain name!]