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Forget manuka, kanuka is the new superhoney

Friday, 4 May 2012, 4:35 pm | Shaun Holt

New Zealand kanuka honey has double the levels of bug-killing manuka factor according to work recently published by Crown Research Institute Industrial Research Limited. More >>

Programme of Research on Medical Uses of NZ honey launched

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 1:41 pm | Shaun Holt

Medical researcher Professor Shaun Holt has announced what is believed to be the world's largest programme of research on the medical uses of honey. Speaking at a meeting in the Beehive yesterday, Professor Holt said that honey had huge potential ... More >>

Natural therapies may be more effective than antidepressants

Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 1:39 pm | Shaun Holt

The effectiveness and safety of some natural and complementary therapies means that they may be superior to antidepressant medications for most people with depression, according to Professor Shaun Holt of Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Call for doctors not to practice homeopathy or refer

Sunday, 17 April 2011, 1:47 pm | Shaun Holt

17th April 2011 – Medical researcher Professor Shaun Holt has called for doctors not to practice homeopathy or refer their patients to homeopaths. In a letter published in the current New Zealand Medical Journal, he and other senior researchers from ... More >>

Parents warned against chiropracters

Thursday, 14 October 2010, 10:14 am | Shaun Holt

Medical researchers Professor Shaun Holt and Andrew Gilbey have issued a strong warning against parents taking their children to see a chiropractor for any reason. Many chiropractic practices and organizations, in New Zealand and overseas, advocate ... More >>

Researchers welcome WHO warning against homeopathy

Monday, 24 August 2009, 10:18 am | Shaun Holt

21st August 2009 – the World Health Organization has warned that people with conditions such as HIV, TB and malaria should not rely on homeopathic treatments. New Zealand researchers Dr. Shaun Holt and Andrew Gilbey welcomed the warning, but said that ... More >>

Survey finds most NZ doctors prescribe placebos

Friday, 3 July 2009, 9:34 am | Shaun Holt

3rd July 2009 – 3/4 of NZ doctors who completed a recent survey have prescribed placebos to their patients and ½ have done so in the previous year. Placebos were defined in the survey, which is published in the latest edition of the New Zealand ... More >>

Homeopathy users think it works

Monday, 25 May 2009, 2:46 pm | Shaun Holt

92% of users of homeopathic remedies think that the products work according to a survey published in the latest edition of the New Zealand Medical Journal. But only 6% of those surveyed knew that homeopathic remedies did not contain any active ingredient ... More >>

Dr calls on pharmacists not to sell homeopathics

Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 1:28 pm | Shaun Holt

25th March 2009 - “Pharmacists are scientists, and I urge them not to sell products that are proven to be ineffective”, states Dr. Shaun Holt in the latest issue of Pharmacy Today. Mirroring a similar call made by Professor Ernst in the UK, Dr. Holt ... More >>

 

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