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Minn. parents let son, 7, suffer wounds, inflamed pancreas with no medical attention before he died, police say. "The parents had "issues with going to doctors", they told authorities, and instead relied on their own research, giving the boy vitamins, "medical honey" and Neosporin, adding later that they "prayed" for the boy's health. Using their own research, the Johnsons "diagnosed" the child with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury,"

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Sex Med. 2016 Dec 29. pii: S2050-1161(16)30072-1. doi: 10.1016/j.esxm.2016.08.002. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Management of Premature Ejaculation: A Systematic Review. "There is preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurvedic herbal medicine, and topical severance secret cream in improving IELT and other outcomes. However, results are based on clinically heterogeneous studies of unclear quality."

BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 26;6(4):e010606. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010606. Conflicts of interest and spin in reviews of psychological therapies: a systematic review. "Non-financial COI, especially the inclusion of own primary studies into reviews and researcher allegiance, are frequently seen in systematic reviews of psychological therapies and need more transparency and better management."

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