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Homeopathy has a proven track record of treating and preventing serious epidemic diseases. It’s used by governments for dengue fever, leptospirosis, epidemic fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis epidemics, and, historically, for other serious contagious diseases.
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Over 3,000 idiots and counting. This is the intersection of Hanlon’s Razor with Clarke’s third law: any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
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The spoof was inspired by a similar report of a phenomenon called "guitar nipple", which happened when the edge of the guitar was pressed against the breast, causing irritation. ... Somewhat to our astonishment, the letter was published (in the British Medical Journal, 1974).
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A study found those who were prayed for were as likely to have a setback in hospital, be re-admitted, or die within six months as those not prayed for.
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A study carried out by the University of Maryland in the US has found prayer and spiritual healing may reduce pain and speed up the recovery of patients.
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Patients admitted to hospital with heart problems suffer fewer complications if someone prays for them, according to scientists in the US.
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Could a natural rhythm - which some experts believe we all possess - be a cure for a variety of health problems?


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People's health could be harmed by social networking sites because they reduce levels of face-to-face contact, an expert claims. Dr Aric Sigman says websites such as Facebook set out to enrich social lives, but end up keeping people apart.


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Literature dating back to the first century AD consistently portrays narrow women's waists as beautiful - the finding links beauty to good health.


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The study showed hugs increased levels of oxytocin, a "bonding" hormone, and reduced blood pressure - which cuts the risk of heart disease.


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Restless leg syndrome, social anxiety disorder, female sexual dysfunction, celebrity worship syndrome - it seems that a new illness is invented every week, covering every potential quirk in human behaviour. Is the human condition becoming a medical condition?


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It may feel like the aspirin, fry-up or even "hair of the dog" is helping to alleviate that hangover caused by over-indulging the night before. But in fact there is no such thing as a "cure" for a hangover.


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Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits.


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