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Scientist Who Received Millions From NIH Leaves Alabama Posts

By Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch | May 24, 2018

An investigation finds 20 papers by Santosh Katiyar, who studied alternative treatments for cancer, include image manipulation.

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Opinion: Do Not Believe the Hype

By Aymen I. Idris | February 5, 2018

Marijuana ointments as cancer treatments remain a distant prospect. 

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Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 26, 2017

The donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.

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Vitamin C Blocks Leukemia Progression in Mice

By Aggie Mika | August 17, 2017

High-dose vitamin C injections reverse the effects of a leukemia-promoting genetic deficiency.

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Book Excerpt from Cure

By Jo Marchant | 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 Jo Marchant | 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 Daniel Cossins | 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 Jef Akst | 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 Bob Grant | 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 Bob Grant | April 14, 2014

Government researchers conclude that homeopathic therapies do not work.

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