Is the mainstream media joining the fight against health fraud?

By Kevin 03/12/2007

There is an interesting set of articles in the Seattle Times entitled ’21st-century snake-oil’ [Times, page one, Nov. 18-21] in response to this tragedy. A five month old baby received twice a day ’Bio-Energy’ — powerful electromagnetic waves supposedly delivered to the tumour in his neck. The treatments failed and the baby died in what a health official has called a ’major national health fraud.’ Readers comments are also posted with comments such as ’Your article does a great service to this generation’ and ’Alternative treatments need scrutiny, too’