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Old 7th January 2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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Paul Harvey reports that magnetic braclets don't relieve pain.

Paul "I never met an urban legend I didn't like" Harvey actually mentioned a British study that showed that magnet braclets don't relieve pain.

Apparently there is hope for even the strongest of believers.
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Old 7th January 2006, 09:45 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
[...] a British study that showed that magnet braclets don't relieve pain. [...]
BMJ, latest issue: Extract
Summary from BBC

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Old 7th January 2006, 04:49 PM   #3
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I make a game of counting the stories Paul Harvey does that has either been debunked on Snopes or Mythbusters or is just common knowledge that it didn't really happen that way.
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Old 7th January 2006, 06:22 PM   #4
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And how many would that be? Or can't you count that high? (Oh well, helps keep Snopes and Mythbusters in business....)
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Old 7th January 2006, 07:12 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
Paul "I never met an urban legend I didn't like" Harvey actually mentioned a British study that showed that magnet braclets don't relieve pain.
"So now you know...the REST of the story."
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Old 7th January 2006, 08:05 PM   #6
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Oddly, I now have a strong suspicion that magnetic bracelets will eventually be shown to work.
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Old 7th January 2006, 11:40 PM   #7
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I heard PH say this on his radio show the other day and I damn near drove off the road. I couldn't believe that he actually reported it.
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Old 8th January 2006, 05:25 AM   #8
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Oddly, I now have a strong suspicion that magnetic bracelets will eventually be shown to work.
Well, they DO work... at holding ferromagnetic things to your wrists.
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Old 8th January 2006, 05:28 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Well, they DO work... at holding ferromagnetic things to your wrists.
only very light ferromagnetic things.
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Old 8th January 2006, 05:53 AM   #10
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You mean, Paul "Is this the beginning of a story or just another advertisement?" Harvey?
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Old 8th January 2006, 06:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
...a British study that showed that magnet braclets don't relieve pain.
Minor nitpick: the journal is British, but authors of the study are American. I only mention it because I've just noticed that one of them, Bruce Flamm, is mentioned in this week's Swift as pursuing the issue of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine "power of prayer" scandal.
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