"Stephen Joel Barrett" is an American retired psychiatrist, author, co-founder of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), and the webmaster of Quackwatch. He runs a number of websites dealing with quackery and health fraud. He focuses on consumer protection, medical ethics, and scientific skepticism. Quackwatch received a 2003 award as a useful source for online consumer information.

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You can affect anxiety level, and you can affect symptoms -- some symptoms are stress-related, and they're going to be worse when you're under stress, ... But as far as having an influence on the course of disease, there's no evidence of that whatsoever.

Last year, the global market was dominated by deals by U.K. and U.S. companies, but we are seeing some revival of the Japanese presence following a degree of economic stabilization, while in Europe, with the Euro successfully introduced, European business is turning to strategic M&A.

If those four deals go through, there is every possibility the United Kingdom will for the second year running [top] the United States to the number one spot for global merger activity.

Sincerity is a powerful sales tool.

He's nice-looking. He speaks with sincerity and enthusiasm.

Should be dealt with individually under medical supervision.

The general rule is that law firms are dropping names and shortening them to become like corporate brand names, like Coca-Cola.

Many doctors who treat children for autism claim they are suffering from mercury or lead toxicity. There is not sufficient evidence that autism is caused by mercury or lead toxicity.