SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
SARS drug ready for clinical trial
Fri April 3rd - A drug developed to treat lung disease has shown early promise against the Covid-19 virus, researchers reported last night. More
'Promising' COVID-19 vaccine revealed
Fri April 3rd - A potential vaccine for COVID-19 has been described for the first time after promising mice studies, US scientists have revealed today (2 April 2020). More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
On 12/03/2017 Steph wrote:
The photo you have paired with this article is its... on 'Fat shaming' limits...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS - 6/1/09

Detox products anger scientists

Tuesday January 6th, 2009

Scientists took a campaign against so-called detox treatments to the High Streets yesterday.

A young scientist group leafleted the public in central London, urging them not to be spend money on expensive treatments to purge their Christmas excesses.

The scientists also published a dossier, highlighting the responses they received from makers of detox products.

According to the dossier, those who promote detox substances cannot provide "reliable evidence" of their benefits - or consistent explanations.

Most retailers had to admit they were simply renaming mundane tasks, such as cleaning and brushing, as detox, they said.

The investigation showed that detox bath accessories can be sold for as much as £36.95.

The dossier was published by the Sense about Science organisation which runs the Voice of Young Science network to help young scientists take part in public debate.

Scientist Tom Wells said: "The minimum sellers of detox products should be able to offer is a clear understanding of what detox is and proof that their product actually works. The people we contacted could do neither."

The leaflet circulated yesterday suggests three simple steps to help people recover from excess - a glass of water, a balanced diet and a good night's sleep.

Tags: Alternative Therapy | Nutrition & Healthy Eating | UK News

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

CATEGORIES