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Health

Snake oil salesman pitches to Dragons Den

His magic water cures cancer and many other ailments. Sounds legit!

Update! Steven Novella writes about The Miracle Cure for Everything in an excellent SBM piece.

The reality check of science may be disappointing to our emotional desires, but at the same time it has given us the actual ability to prolong life and improve quality of life significantly. I personally would never trade the hard-won knowledge of science for the comforting fictions of the cure-all.

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Food

The Placebo Effect

Via The Cork Skeptics who showed this video at their last meeting when Rebecca O’Neill talked about being a health food shop worker. (Audio of the talk here, Colm’s going to love all the pingbacks!)