SURVEY: Half of Adults Believe in 'Medical Conspiracies'


Locutus
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, according to new survey results.

Some conspiracy theories have much more traction than others, however.

For example, three times as many people believe U.S. regulators prevent people from getting natural cures as believe that a U.S. spy agency infected a large number of African Americans with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

J. Eric Oliver, the study's lead author from University of Chicago, said people may believe in conspiracy theories because they're easier to understand than complex medical information.


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darkbeaver
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The people are waking up.
 
El Barto
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So , you are saying this is fall out of Obamacare?

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

The people are waking up.

yes , during the operation
 
darkbeaver
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Chemotherapy myth shattered: toxic drugs cause more cancer than they prevent (external - login to view)



New research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shattered the prevailing myth that chemotherapy drugs actually fight cancer. To the contrary, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (UMA) found that these clinical poisons, though sometimes initially effective at stemming the growth and spread of existing tumor cells, eventually induce major stem cell damage that causes even more cancer.

People believe in conspiracy theories because of the widespread conspiracies.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, according to new survey results.

Yeah, well, some Uhmarcns still believe the planet's flat and women can get pregnant by proxy, too. lol
 
SLM
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SURVEY: Half of Adults Believe in 'Medical Conspiracies'

Hmm. Well I'm a whole adult so I only half believe in them.

 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Hmm. Well I'm a whole adult so I only half believe in them.

LOL .............. lololol
 
Cliffy
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More people die from chemo than cancer. There are many natural cures but chemo is a multibillion dollar industry so allopathic medicine won't kill its own cash cow.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

More people die from chemo than cancer. There are many natural cures but chemo is a multibillion dollar industry so allopathic medicine won't kill its own cash cow.

Alternative medicine is a multiple-billion dollar business as well.

Americans spend $33.9 billion a year on alternative medicine (external - login to view)

You're being silly again.
 
Twila
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New research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shattered the prevailing myth that chemotherapy drugs actually fight cancer. To the contrary, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, (UMA) found that these clinical poisons, though sometimes initially effective at stemming the growth and spread of existing tumor cells, eventually induce major stem cell damage that causes even more cancer.

Chemo therapy is used when the cancer they are treating is going to kill you if left alone. They'll deal with amy potential cancers caused by treatment should they occur.

Cancer cells operate vastly different depending on the part of the body they start at and where they end up. This is why treatment is so very difficult.

Medical Conspiracy theories appeal to people because it offers them the belief that they "know" something and can control their mortality a little bit. Rather then being stuck in a world whereby your body can up and rebel against you and no one, including you (the bodies owner) can do anything to stop it. Disease and death are terrifying.
 

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