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Many stem cell clinics promise unapproved treatments: How to stay safe

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 25, 2019, 4:50 AM UTCBy Patrick MartinGoogle has cracked down on pervasive, predatory ads promoting sketchy medical treatments — a move that could affect many of the hundreds of stem cell treatments advertised online.At the end of October, the internet giant stopped accepting ads for “unproven or experimental medical techniques,” according to a statement from the company. Google is taking this step after seeing a rise in “bad actors” offering “deceptive” and “untested” treatments, the company said.Stem cells came up this week during the senate confirmation hearing for the next head of ...