22 Oct '11, 10am

Another child, this time Italian, has died after being treated exclusively with #homeopathy #ten23

ROME (AFP) - An Italian couple are under investigation for the manslaughter of their sick three-year-old son who died after being treated at home with exclusively homeopathic medicine, media reports said on Saturday. Luca Monsellato was reportedly suffering from bronchial pneumonia, stomach pain and hair loss but was treated by his father Marcello, an orthopaedic and homeopathy expert in Ferrara in northern Italy, with homeopathic medicine. He was rushed to a hospital on Thursday morning after the fennel tea his mother Giovanna gave him failed to ease his pain and died shortly afterwards. Investigating magistrate Alberto Santacatterina accused the parents of 'having omitted to give their child specialist care even though faced with lasting, serious and worrying' symptoms, according to the Repubblica newspaper.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

Comments

  1. 22 Oct '11, 1pm

    Death is what happens when someone who has a real non-self-limiting illness relies homeopathy.

    Homeopathy is medical fraud. It is to all intents and purposes water or sugar. Italian Farmacie know this but sell it because it is legal, therefore profitable for their businesses (just like Chemists in the UK and other Countries). Everyone who sells homeopathy is complicit in medical fraud, intentionally or otherwise. Those who are not deliberate in their deception display massive credulity and ignorance about chemistry, physics, history, the nature of evidence and how the world works.

    Homeopathic preparations at 10C and above contain not a single molecule of active medical ingredient. Yet homeopaths claim, despite the evidence of reality, that higher dilution means greater potency.

    Claiming homeopathy to be efficacious for any medical condition, apart from hypochondria is intellectually and fundamentally dishonest.

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