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“alternative medicine”

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 →
May 22, 2013 12:32 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Los Angeles doctor and minister who sold phony cures for cancer and other diseases is sentenced to prison. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2013 02:21 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Pennsylvania couple who lost a second child after choosing prayer over medical treatment may face criminal charges. Continue reading →
Mar 18, 2013 05:32 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Swiss acupuncturist is accused with infecting 16 people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. ->
Feb 22, 2013 03:22 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new study suggests acupuncture helps allergies, but a closer look suggests otherwise. ->
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