The more elusive a cure for a health problem, the more folks are out there claiming to have the newest, greatest remedy. The Internet has become the preferred way for snake oil salesmen to tout their often untested and unreliable "cures."

For example, a Google search for "strep throat cure" yields 93 hits ( it's universally accepted that antibiotics cure strep throat), whereas "tinnitus cure" yields 3,210 hits (there are effective treatments, but no cures) and "baldness cure" yields 16,800 hits. Let the buyer beware.


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