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A new trend promises to help people lose weight through fake surgery.
The British government recently conducted an inquiry into whether homeopathy is a scientifically valid and effective treatment. The results are in, and homeopaths won't be happy.
Less than 10 percent of studies in top journals reveal placebo pill ingredients.