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Apr 21, 2015 11:13 AM ET
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting its decision not to regulate homeopathic products. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2015 05:22 PM ET
The murder trial of a man in a high-profile disappearance of a young boy hinges on whether his confession was true. Continue reading →
Apr 11, 2015 11:00 AM ET
More support for a psychological basis of near-death experiences comes from a new study involving cardiac arrest in rats. Continue reading →
Apr 8, 2015 08:36 AM ET
A new Canadian law regulates the homeopathy, but critics fear it legitimizes the disproven treatment. Continue reading →
Mar 20, 2015 11:29 AM ET
Attorneys General from several states have launched a crackdown on unregulated herbal supplements.
Mar 12, 2015 06:32 PM ET
Rescuers who saved a 'miracle baby' claim they heard a mysterious voice from the accident. Continue reading →
Mar 12, 2015 12:53 PM ET
A Connecticut teenager forced by the Supreme Court to accept cancer treatments is in remission. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2015 08:54 AM ET
ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently reminded his audience about the importance of vaccination. Continue reading →
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