Medicine

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

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It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"

A label that misleads patients and helps quacks

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

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Suzanne Somers Is a Dangerous Medical Hack

The Obamacare critic's unscientific hormone claptrap

Long before she was wrong about Obamacare, she was pushing unscientific hormone claptrap

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The anti-vaccination movement is coming to take your good health away.

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The Quackish Cult of Alternative Medicine

Dr. Paul Offit's battle against charlatanism

Think the government should allow people to medicate themselves and their children however people want to? Think again.

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Last week, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof nominated Syria as the world capital of human suffering.

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Held Hostage by a Hospital

The Mayo Clinic is making Rochester, Minn., double in size—and billing residents for it

When the billionaire owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team decided last year he wanted a new, $1 billion stadium, he did what sports franchise owners often do: threaten to relocate to another state—at least implicitly—and thereby wrung nearly $500 million dollars from taxpayers.

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The New Puritans

When did liberals become so uptight?

When I read last month that voters in Portland, Oregon, had defeated a bill that would have fluoridated their drinking water, I was reminded of my first experience with an anti-fluoridation wacko. Jeffrey lived three houses down from me when I was a child. He was in his forties, lived at home with his mother, and did not work. I suppose that today he would be diagnosed as a highly functioning autistic. He was bright but very awkward.

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