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Do THC or other cannabis compounds cure/slow cancer?
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The answer is yes, in laboratory experiments, and perhaps in a clinical setting as well. Let me emphasize: the proof exists in controlled laboratory experiments. It has not been demonstrated to be ...

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Do abortions cause breast cancer?
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There is one study from 1981 that suggests that there is a positive correlation between early abortion and breast cancer in patients younger than 32: A first-trimester abortion before FFTP, whether ...

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Do "probiotics" have health benefits?
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Well, all respect to the EFSA, but there are several claims about probiotics that can be found in about five minutes on scholar.google.com that show clear health benefits, not least of which appear to ...

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Is routine screening for breast cancer for asymptomatic women worthwhile?
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Yes, they absolutely save lives. Here's one study, relevant quote (apart from the title, "Death from breast cancer occurs predominantly in women not participating in mammographic screening"): ...

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Are women who have had children less likely to get breast cancer?
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According to the American Cancer Society, yes. Not having children or having them later in life: Women who have had not had children, or who had their first child after age 30, have a slightly ...

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Does Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) speed the healing of wounds?
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I would avoid it. First, DMSO causes everything that's sitting on your skin to get absorbed into your bloodstream (the wikipedia article about it is fairly thorough), to the point that it's actually a ...

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Is chiropractic treatment safe and effective?
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So, to completely counter the currently accepted result (as of 4 Jan 2012, anyway), a new study from the Annals Of Internal Medicine shows that chiropractic and neck exercises is a more effective ...

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Can orgasm help prevent breast cancer?
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The hormone claim means that there could be a causal link. However, these hormones (oxytocin and prolactin) are released during breastfeeding and other normal activities. These hormones are ...

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Are voter ID laws harmful to minority voters?
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It seems to depend on who you ask, and they will depend on different interpretations of the same data gathered since HAVA went into effect. tl;dr Photo ID does not seem to lead to minority voter ...

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Are mobile phones causing the demise of bees?
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I tend to go with the explanation that colony collapse is caused by a virus and fungus acting together, as described by Ars Technica. Colony collapse disorder (CCD), wherein entire bee colonies die ...

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Do physicians that use the paradigm of evidence-based medicine achieve better health outcomes for their patients?
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I can only speak to the one instance of evidence-based medicine I've seen in practice. A few years back, there was a study in mammography that claimed that only women above the age of 50 should be ...

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Does organic food have more vitamins than nonorganic food?
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Depends on the food-- Organic Tomatoes have more Vitamin C A large review in 2006 showed that different vegetables have different contents depending on the farming practices used (ie, organic vs non-...

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