Mar 19, 2014 — Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.
Feb 27, 2014 — At a Maryland workshop, doctors learn how yoga techniques can help patients with a range of health problems. The doctors also get continuing education credits for the classes.
Jul 23, 2013 — Physicians are partly to blame for the increasing popularity of untested treatments, says Dr. Paul Offit. Rather than pushing back against misguided patient demand, he says, doctors have "acted like waiters at a restaurant, simply asking, 'What would you like?' "
Apr 30, 2013 — The natural remedy is a popular option for people who aren't satisfied with standard medical treatments for eczema. But a review of the studies finds that evening primrose doesn't help with symptoms.
Jul 18, 2011 — The Philippines health department told people in the country that geckos, a traditional folk remedy, have no legitimate medical use. The lizards are an ingredient in some Asian alternative medicines, and gecko populations have come under pressure as a result of strong demand for the treatments.