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“alternative medicine”

Aug 1, 2014 05:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
As doctors work to stem an epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus, rumor and folklore help spread the disease. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 04:50 AM ET
From cinnamon to thyme to rosemary, some of your favorite spices could offer more to your day than just a nice bit of flavor.
Jun 30, 2014 06:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Dirty needles and other carelessness can spread serious diseases among acupuncture patients.
May 29, 2014 11:16 AM ET
A safer, more natural way to find relief from period cramps? Can it be true? Tara has the details on how thyme oil may be the ticket.
Mar 11, 2014 07:56 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A health fad called "oil pulling" has gone viral, in which people swish their mouths with oil for better health. Continue reading →
Jan 2, 2014 10:07 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new study finds that real and fake acupuncture are equally effective in treating the side effects of cancer drugs in breast cancer patients, thus symptom relief is due to the placebo effect, not acupuncture. Continue reading →
Nov 15, 2013 10:40 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Houston cancer doctor is coming under fire for offering patients unproven therapies. Continue reading →
Jun 7, 2013 04:09 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Seattle woman believes she can survive without eating for months, and she's not the only one. Continue reading →
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