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Book Excerpt from Cure

By | February 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Jo Marchant describes an interaction with a mother who embraced homeopathy as the jumping off point for writing about the scientific realities of alternative medicine.


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Mind and Matter

By | February 1, 2016

Research suggests that a combination of mental power and conventional medicine may be better than either alone.


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Cannabis Biotech

By | December 1, 2014

As medical marijuana businesses set up shop across the U.S., a handful of companies are taking the pharmaceutical route, guiding cannabis-derived drugs through clinical trials.


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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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Medical Marijuana: Where’s the Data?

By | June 30, 2014

As more states legalize therapeutic cannabis, some caution against overprescribing the drug, the benefits of which have not been rigorously tested in clinical trials.


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Australia Officially Debunks Homeopathy

By | April 14, 2014

Government researchers conclude that homeopathic therapies do not work.


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Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies

By | September 23, 2013

Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.


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Cholera Confusion, circa 1832

By | February 1, 2013

As cholera first tore through the Europe in the mid-19th century, people tried anything to prevent the deadly disease. Then science stepped in.


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Chelation Therapy Under Scrutiny

By | November 15, 2012

A clinical trial suggesting the heart benefits of the controversial treatment draws criticism from the scientific community.


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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.


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