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2012-04-21 23:00:52

Dealing with Rising Rates of Oxycodone Abuse New York, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD has witnessed an increase in requests for holistic treatment or complementary medicine approaches. What was once scoffed at and disdained by the medical community is finding strange allies in major universities and research institutes like Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins has been voted America´s #1 hospital for 21 consecutive years. People from all over the world...

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2012-01-26 14:32:11

Australian doctors and scientists are urging universities to stop teaching "nonsense" alternative medicine courses like aromatherapy and homoeopathy. Friends of Science in Medicine say universities have been trashing their reputations by teaching "quackery" and pseudoscience courses. Half of Australia's universities offer courses in alternative medicine, including Chinese herbal remedies, chiropractics, homoeopathy, naturopathy, reflexology and aromatherapy. The group has written to...

2008-10-09 03:00:17

By Bowditch, Peter There are still people alive today who were born before Felix Hoffmann invented aspirin, so almost the entire history of modern medicine has happened in their lifetimes. My parents were born before the discovery of penicillin and before anything was known about the biology or reproduction of viruses. I can remember the first successful heart transplant, and in my children's lifetime we have beaten smallpox and now have polio staggering on the ropes. We now know the...

2005-08-22 13:37:17

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller. Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the "unholy alliance" of drug companies and government regulators. "It's...

2005-08-22 08:07:13

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller. Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the "unholy alliance" of drug companies and government regulators. "It's...

2005-08-21 08:10:00

NEW YORK -- He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller. Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the "unholy alliance" of drug companies and government regulators. "It's all about money. The drug industry...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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