So it happened again. An underreported story about a half-baked advance in cancer medicine caught fire and scorched its way through social media, onto network TV, and into the minds of millions of people

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Lessons from the Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study were applied to the creation of Vision for Baltimore. “Many children in need of vision care are not accessing it routinely,” said Megan Collins, MD, MPH, assistant professor of ophthalmology, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild

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Plastic surgeons’ Instagram accounts of the weekend trip didn’t note the drug company’s sponsorship, which some ethicists say should be disclosed

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“Working in advocacy is a way to deal with burnout,” said Dr. Jessica Beard, a trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia

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Dr Yasser Awaad ordered tests on hundreds of Detroit-area children and intentionally misread the results, telling them they had epilepsy or some other seizure disorder, say a plaintiff’s lawyers. The diagnoses disrupted their lives, forcing them to take medicines they didn’t need and to undergo further tests during repeat visits

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“We can’t stop progress with words on paper,” Denis Rebrikov said, when asked about international efforts to ban such research. Rebrikov spoke about his plans, addressing the scientific arguments against his CCR5 target and specifics about his ultimate aims and the prospect of his controversial experiment moving forward

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Daniel Salmon, at Johns Hopkins, said that research suggests commonly shared attributes for many parents who choose not to vaccinate children. “They tend to be better educated. They tend to be white, and they tend to be higher income. They tend to have larger families and they tend to use complementary and alternative medicine like chiropractors and naturopaths,”

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