wasn't there some news earlier about a cure for cancer found in a university? in fact, it's been floating around for a few years. i'm not sure whether it's true or not, but it's not been widely known because the drug companies wouldn't make any money off it.
my sister is a nurse, and she's quite cynical of hospitals and doctors. she highly doubts that our sister-in-law, who is pregnant, needs a c-section, but it's what the doctors are touting, because it earns them a neat profit than a normal birthing.