What alternative health

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Interpretation: "Biases are present in placebo-controlled trials of both homoeopathy and conventional medicine. When account was taken for these biases in the analysis, there was weak evidence for a specific effect of homoeopathic remedies, but strong evidence for specific effects of conventional interventions. This finding is compatible with the notion that the clinical effects of homoeopathy are placebo effects." Aijing Shang, Karin Hawiler-Muntener, Linda Nartey, Peter Juni, Stephan Dorig, Jonathan A. C. Sterne, Daniel Pewsner, Matthias Egger; Lancet 2005; 366: 726-32 (27th Aug. — 2nd Sept. 2005) [pdf]