Getting to Know You

May 15, 2019

The power direct-to-consumer giants have to understanding our genetics

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Nothing so alters a person as learning you have a terminal illness

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The advent of social media technology has opened many new avenues of research in population health, demographics, psychology, and the social sciences

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Neuroskeptic writes, “Regular readers will recall that I have myself often criticized the idea of ‘blaming the brain’ for our misbehaviours. …”

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Hospitals celebrate their safety records, but rarely discuss their mistakes. Yet it’s difficult, if not impossible, to improve safety without identifying and learning from errors. That’s why Brigham and Women’s Hospital has launched Safety Matters. This blog aims to describe mistakes made at the hospital along with steps the hospital is taking to prevent them in the future

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Harding’s website Lab Scribbles is a test to see if this idea could work. There, Harding is publishing her lab notes on the structure of Huntington proteins in real time. She hopes the transparency will encourage others in the field to collaborate with her, correct her when she’s wrong, and, most importantly, help bring science up to the speed of the internet age

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It is a story of training, a story that was clearly intended by its author to be a “real life” story of how a senior surgeon taught Dr. Amantine as a resident to handle a dangerous situation. The problem is that it was appalling on so many levels. You’ll see why as soon as you see the story

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‘None of It’s True’

April 22, 2015

Wellness blogger Belle Gibson admits she never had cancer. Gibson, who built a wellness empire on the back of claims she cured terminal brain cancer through diet and lifestyle, has admitted deceiving her followers

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