Machine learning has the potential to save thousands of people from skin cancer each year—while putting others at greater risk

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Dependence is a special type of drug-related harm. It’s an adaptive phenomenon resulting from exposure to a centrally-active drug and defined by the development of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is removed or the dose lowered too quickly

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Microbiome testing companies have become a thing, offering consumers a chance to see a snapshot of the billions of microbes that reside in their bodies. Some promise even more from a swab: personalized advice on how to improve your health

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Julian Savulescu presents hypothetical cases to explore whether safe and effective gene therapy ought to be compulsory

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The Trump Administration is planning to eliminate a vast trove of medical guidelines that for nearly 20 years has been a critical resource for doctors, researchers and others in the medical community

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Addyi Rises Again

July 11, 2018

Addyi, a drug that made a splash when it was approved in the summer of 2015 as the first “female Viagra,” is back. Its rise, fall, and rise again is an example of shrewd pharmaceutical marketing and the potential dangers it can have on patients

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Study participants share their blood and spit in the name of biomedical research. Now, a national group of experts says these volunteers should be told what scientists learn about their health from those samples

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Anthony Ryan Hatch writes, “Moments after Neo eats the red pill in “The Matrix,” he touches a liquefied mirror that takes over his skin, penetrating the innards of his body with computer code. When I first learned about the controversial new digital drug Abilify MyCite, I thought of this famous scene and wondered what kinds of people were being remade through this new biotechnology”

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