Not so harmless: common herbal remedy might cause liver cancer

“Natural healthy medicine, no side effects” … yeah.

The most expensive fungus in the world: a dead caterpillar that sells for 50,000 USD a pound

It’s also known as the “Viagra of the Himalayas”.

CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” dramatically increases lead levels in babies’ blood

You know how you call alternative medicine that works? Medicine.

Dancing keeps the brain young

Just keep on dancing!

“Bio-energy healing stickers” are a scam. Now, debunked by NASA

NASA called “bullshit.”

Meditation and Tai Chi don’t just improve your health and mental state, they seem to improve genetic activity

The health benefits of meditation might seem unexpected, but they’ve been documented by a wealth of studies.

The CDC warns that “chronic Lyme” is bogus and the treatments are horrifying and deadly

The only thing ‘chronic’ about chronic Lyme is the suffering treatments will cause you.

Yoga might help ease your menstrual pain, new review of study finds

Yoga might greatly reduce menstrual pain.

Guess what? Homeopathy doesn’t work on cows, either

I wish people would stop trying to milk homeopathy already.

A drop of dragon’s blood: using animals’ natural defenses to fight drug resistance

“Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.”

Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’, despite lack of evidence

Doctors are seeing a massive rise in the demands for the so-called vaginal seeding procedure, despite no evidence that this actually helps. Also called ‘microbirthing’, the process involves taking a swab from the mother’s vagina and rubbing it over the baby’s mouth, eyes, face and skin shortly after a C-section birth. The idea is that exposing the baby to vaginal

Completely useless: Homeopathy no better than placebo, study confirms

While there is a full scientific consensus that homeopathy is a pseudoscience many people still believe in it.

Acupuncture lessens chronic pain, new study finds

Generally regarded as a pseudoscientific treatment, acupuncture has proven itself quite effective, at least at alleviating pain.

Can’t find motivation to exercise? Do some drugs, expert says

Exercise is good for you, we all know that. Even better with drugs.

Amazing 1930 map of “Herbal Cures”

Slate just reported on this amazing map of ‘Herbal Cures’ from 1932 of the medicinal plants in common use among pharmacists and the public back then.

Pause the cat video and read this article: or keep watching cat videos, science says it’s awesome

A study conducted by assistant professor Jessica Gall Myrick, surveyed almost 7,000 people about their viewing of cat videos and how it affects their moods, to try and find out why so many of us enjoy seeing the furry little pets on video.

Your hand shake is an indicator of your heart’s health

You can find out a lot about a man by his handshake – about his personality, his feelings towards you, or… his heart health. According to a new Canadian study, a firm handshake is a reliable indicator of good health; they actually want to use handshake tests as initial ways to gauge the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Psychedelic tea might help with depression

Hallucinogenic tea brewed from South American plants might treat depression, according to a new study – but don’t start your homebrewing just yet; it’s a small study, and there are still unclear aspects about it.

1,000 year old garlic remedy treats styes and MRSA better than modern antibiotics

A 1,000 year old Anglo-Saxon ‘eye salve’ made from onion, garlic, wine and part of a cow’s stomach wipes out 90 percent of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – much better than modern antibiotics. It also does a great job at treating styes, small abscesses on the eyelid.

Cosmetic eye surgery turns brown eyes into blue

We live in a society which puts a lot of pressure on looks. Women especially, are always looking for new ways to make themselves look more attractive either by dyeing their hair, wearing make-up or, in some particular extreme cases, plastic surgery. Now there’s another type of aesthetic procedure – a novel laser treatment which can change your eyes’ color. The