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Apr 21, 2015 11:13 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting its decision not to regulate homeopathic products. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
An innovative British effort to stem sex trafficking in Africa uses belief in magic and witchcraft to help victims. Continue reading →
Dec 8, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Runners may benefit from the power of placebos -- even after they know they've been duped.
Mar 8, 2014 02:48 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Can hypnotists put unwilling people into a trance and rob them while hypnotized? 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 →
Feb 22, 2013 03:22 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new study suggests acupuncture helps allergies, but a closer look suggests otherwise. ->
Apr 26, 2010 12:17 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new trend promises to help people lose weight through fake surgery.
Apr 19, 2010 03:26 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
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.
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