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Here Are The Cold Remedies That Don’t Work – And A Few That Might

For many of us, the worst of flu and cold season is already here. Personally, I’ve had two colds nearly back to back since New Year. So it’s an opportune time to run down the long list of remedies that won’t actually prevent or help you recover from these pesky infections – as well as a few that may really work. Read More >>

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The Quack Medicine Industry Is Getting Millions From Crowdfunding Sites

Another study has found that when well-meaning people donate to crowdfunding campaigns raising money for medical treatments, that cash sometimes ends up in the pockets of people offering useless or even dangerous therapies. Read More >>

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A US Doctor Is in Trouble for Claiming to Treat Ebola Though Sound

Bill Gray, a 75-year-old, Stanford-trained doctor based in the US state of California, claims on his website that he can treat almost any patient’s health problems through personalised, “homeopathic” audio recordings sent via email. But the California medical board is having none of it. Earlier this month, it filed a five-page complaint against Gray for behaving unprofessionally, setting the stage for a hearing that could strip Gray’s license to practice medicine. Read More >>

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Homeopath Says She Used Dog Rabies Saliva to ‘Cure’ Misbehaving 4-Year-Old, Gets Yelled at by Everyone

A Canadian naturopath is feeling the heat after she published a blog post about treating a young child’s behavioural problems with a homeopathic remedy made from the saliva of a rabid dog. But it’s really only the latest episode to highlight the absurdity of the popular alternative “medicine.” Read More >>

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National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle

Hi, National Geographic, it’s me, Ryan. I got your package today and I guess I’m wondering — why did you send me a pseudoscientific crystal healing water bottle with your name on it? Read More >>

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The NHS Wants Homeopathy Blacklisted, Because Magic Sugar Pills Still Don’t Work

Good news for fans of medicine that actually works: NHS England has recommended to the Health Secretary that he should slap homeopathic remedies on to the blacklist - so that Doctors will no longer be able to prescribe the "alternative" medicine, because there's no scientific evidence that the pills actually do anything. Read More >>

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CDC Finds Lead Poisoning in Child Who Wore ‘Homeopathic Magnetic Hematite Healing Bracelet’

Homeopathy is, at best, worthless and potentially dangerous. Lead poisoning is always bad and dangerous. Lead poisoning from a supposedly homeopathic product is thus ultra-terrible. Read More >>

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Homeopathy Good for Literally Zero Illnesses, Says Study

A study that aggregated the results of 225 separate trials of homeopathic treatment of illnesses has found there's literally zero benefit to drinking diluted nettle juice and bee piss, with those who try likely to delay proper medical treatment and make their situations worse. Read More >>