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Get Rich Quick Scheme Backfires: Malawi Man Loses Penis to Hyena

By EDGE | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
A get rich quick scheme backfired when a Malawi man following the instructions of a witch doctor who promised him wealth lost three toes and his penis to a hungry hyena.

DC on Fast Track to Decriminalizing Pot Possession

By Ben Nuckols | Sunday Nov 3, 2013
The D.C. Council is poised to approve a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, and Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray announced last month that he supports it. He could sign the bill into law as early as January.

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids

Thursday Dec 23, 2010
Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says.

Experts: Placebo power behind many natural cures

By Marilynn Marchione | Wednesday Nov 11, 2009
People looking for natural cures will be happy to know there is one. Two words explain how it works: "I believe."

More insurers are paying for alternative remedies

By Marilynn Marchione | Tuesday Nov 3, 2009
Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans.

Somers’ new target: conventional cancer treatment

By Jocelyn Noveck | Tuesday Oct 20, 2009
Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used by more than a third of all Americans.
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