A controversial herbal "healer" and naturopath is under fire after the death of a teen girl he was treating for leukemia using a strict vegan diet and herbal supplements.
The Canadian Broadcasting Company reported on the death of the teen girl, who was from one of Ontario, Canada's aboriginal First Nation tribes. Another teen girl from the same community is still in the care of Brian Clement, who Florida officials have ordered to stop practicing medicine and calling himself a doctor.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor union leaders across the country after remarks delivered on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington. "If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world," he said. read more
Televangelist Pat Robertson warned this week that women could have their pregnancies cursed by a "coven" of witches if they posted ultrasound photographs on Facebook. In an email to Robertson on Monday's 700 Club, a viewer explained that her daughter was pregnant. "Young parents now regularly post fetal ultrasound photos as their Facebook photo," the woman wrote. "From a spiritual point of view, is there any harm in doing this?" read more
At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State's large, illegal European population. After a long debate, NANC decided to extend a road to citizenship for those without criminal records or contagious diseases.
"We will give Europeans the option to apply for Native Citizenship," explained Chief Sauti of the Nez Perce tribe. "To obtain legal status, each applicant must write a heartfelt apology for their ancestors' crimes, pay an application fee of $5,000, and, if currently on any ancestral Native land, they must relinquish that land to NANC or pay the market price, which we decide. read more
Oliver Sacks: A month ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out -- a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. Although the radiation and lasering to remove the tumor ultimately left me blind in that eye, only in very rare cases do such tumors metastasize. I am among the unlucky 2 percent. read more