Obscure Detection

Health-conscious consumers turn to bizarre solutions to detect bodily changes

Implications - Despite global health improving steadily around the world, consumers are looking to obscure ways to detect problems early on. Speaking to a preference for home remedies and naturopathic approaches, the solutions break the scientific method in hopes of uncovering miracle cures and reinforce a negation of formalized healthcare in lieu of a more DIY ethos that's less expensive and widely attainable regardless of locale.
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Hot 6,865 Clicks Pub: Nov 25, 13
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Untested 515 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 14
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Untested 750 Clicks Pub: Mar 9, 13
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