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

FINANCE | By EDGE | Apr 6
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

HEALTH | By Ben Nuckols | Nov 3
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

HEALTH | Dec 23
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

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 11
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

FINANCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 3
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

CELEBRITIES | By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 20
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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