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Medicine has improved a lot over the years, but there are still plenty of treatments out there that aren't based on evidence that they actually work. Some modern snake oils are backed up by technobabble worthy of a Star Trek episode, and others just appeal to "common sense" for justification. Here are a few quick links on some "reliable" medical treatments. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    PopeRatzo (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 9:43pm

    home remedy

    Cocaine is GREAT for flatulence and hysteria. I can't say much for the others.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Oct 20th, 2011 @ 10:17pm

    Re: home remedy

    There probably needs to be a double-blind control experiment to determine the effectiveness of cocaine against hysteria/flatulence.... :P

     

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    Beta (profile), Oct 21st, 2011 @ 8:50am

    what more do you want?

    As someone once said, "if you take a patent medicine that's 10% morphine, no matter what's wrong with you, you will feel better.

     

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