I see this so often in the news, blogs and even in conversation amongst friends sometimes. Someone puts for an argument or a point of view and someone reponds to either a completely different or only partially related point that wasn't made. In this case, where a study finds that the use of alternative remedies is a danger to children primarily due to the abandonment of convential treatment, a professor of complmentary medicine (aside: Exactly how low have Exeter University sunk that they actually have a deparment to study woo) says that "alternative therapies can have side effects, especially in vulnerable groups like children".
Pity it's the BBC reporting on this, I find the quality of their science reporting to be sub-par. I shall have to go look for the actual report now, if I get time.