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NHMRC: no evidence homeopathy works

There is no evidence that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions, a review has found.

The National Health and Medical Research Council found the body of evidence doesn't support the case that homeopathy works better than placebo, or causes improvements equal to those of another treatment.

Professor Paul Glasziou, chair of the NHMRC Homeopathy Working Committee and director of the Centre for Research into Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University, said at the moment the NHMRC would discourage people from using homeopathy for any health condition.

"We're particularly concerned [about people] using a homeopathic treatment where there is an alternative treatment for a serious [disease] or a disease that could potentially be serious in a chronic illness," he said.

Listen below to hear more from Glasziou.

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