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Midwife, and Homeopathy, Faulted in Home-Birth Death. "Demanuele instead tried a homeopathic "remedy" to relieve Lovell's anxiety. Only after Lovell fainted in a pool of her own blood and went into cardiac arrest was she taken to a hospital, where she died 12 hours later."

Acupuncture for low back pain no longer recommended for NHS patients. "Do not offer acupuncture for managing non-specific low back pain with or without sciatica."

Ask Amy: How do I keep people from offering alternative 'cures' for my husband's advanced cancer?. "Because I see on a daily basis the deterioration in my husband's condition, I find these comments and unsolicited advice extremely distressing."

Has Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival sold out to anti-vaccine crackpots?. Yep.

Anti-Vaxxers successfully bring back measles and whooping cough

Only 2.7 percent of U.S. adults live healthy lifestyle, Oregon State researchers find

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