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Attorneys General from several states have launched a crackdown on unregulated herbal supplements.
Rescuers who saved a 'miracle baby' claim they heard a mysterious voice from the accident. Continue reading →
A Connecticut teenager forced by the Supreme Court to accept cancer treatments is in remission. Continue reading →
ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently reminded his audience about the importance of vaccination. Continue reading →
An albino toddler was abducted and butchered for his body parts in Africa for use in magic spells, possibly on behalf of politicians. Continue reading →
An innovative British effort to stem sex trafficking in Africa uses belief in magic and witchcraft to help victims. Continue reading →
One of Canada's most prestigious newspapers published a story warning of the dangers of HPV vaccines, and doctors weren't happy. Continue reading →
NBC News anchor Brian Williams has apologized for telling a story that wasn't true. But psychologists have suggested it may not be a lie.
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