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Crowdfunding raises millions for unproven — and potentially harmful — treatments

Crowdfunding campaigns for unproven — and potentially dangerous — therapies have raked in millions of dollars, a new analysis shows.
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Crowdfunding campaigns have raked in millions of dollars for scientifically unproven — and potentially dangerous — medical treatments since 2015, according to a new analysis.

, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, turned up 1,059 campaigns that raised money for five unproven or possibly risky treatments: homeopathy or naturopathy for cancer, hyperbaric oxygen for brain injury, experimental stem cell therapy for brain

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