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What Are 250 Million Americans Infected With?

Even for weird internet ads, this one is especially disgusting. It looks like it was drawn in crayon by a six year old, and shows three equally icky images. One is a “white coated tongue” sticking out, another is a … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling Revisited: Where The Danger Lies

This week my social media feed exploded with one particular link to the trend of ” oil pulling.” While Mike Rothschild already did a great job of debunking some of the miracle claims on a Skeptoid blog last year, and … Continue reading

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Oil Pulling: Miracle Treatment or Woo Mouthwash?

The phrase “oil pulling” probably makes you think of a Texas wildcatter putting up derricks and extracting black gold from the barren earth. But to some alternative medicine advocates, it means something else entirely: an ancient method of improving oral … Continue reading

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On the Fringes of MS

The number of Americans living with some form of chronic illness is estimated to be around 133 million. They run a wide spectrum, from obesity to genetic abnormalities to cancer. Many can be managed through a combination of medicine and … Continue reading

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