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By Mark Crislip One person’s ethics is another’s belly laugh, but in medicine ethics are formalized. The basic principles in the US are Respect for autonomy –...

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By David Edwards Televangelist Pat Robertson advised a mother on Monday that she could cure her son’s stomach pains by finding someone to cast out...

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By Brooke Borel Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to...

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By Sarah Knapton   BBC journalists are being sent on courses to stop them inviting so many cranks onto programmes to air ‘marginal views’ The BBC Trust on...

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By Nicky Phillips   New superfoods seem to be discovered with increasing frequency but rather like Superman they tend to be a fantasy construct. The label seems...

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By Joseph Brownstein Among the many nutrition supplements trumpeted for potential health benefits, fish oil supplements have been among the most ballyhooed. But as the research on...

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By Harriet Hall   This post is dedicated to two people who are frequent commenters on SBM, Stephen S. Rodrigues and Peter Moran. Rodrigues is an...

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By Mark Crislip   I knew that Jann was thinking of writing about reiki and fraud, but did not know the details of her most excellent discussion from...

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By Francie Diep Dr. Oz is having a bad day. The celebrity doctor went to Washington, D.C., today to testify before a Senate subcommittee. The...

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By Scott Gavura   One of the most pervasive yet appealing health myths is the idea that natural equals safe. It’s a statement that’s repeated constantly by...