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This Apple Watch includes new features designed to detect falls and heart problems. With descriptions like “part guardian, part guru” and “designed to improve your health … and powerful enough to protect it,” the tech giant signaled its move toward preventive health and a much wider demographic

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Several years ago, British entomologist Steve Lindsay landed at an American airport and was immediately struck by all the furry creatures walking around the baggage claim area

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Few may realize that ill-advised screening tests come at a price, and not just a monetary one that adds many billions to the nation’s health care bill. Every screening test has a rate of false positive results – misleading indications of a possible cancer that requires additional, usually invasive, testing with its own rate of complications

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Trust in different guidelines and a physician’s specialization affect their screening recommendations, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine

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Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress disorder or even heart disease

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Neuroskeptic asks: Is it the job of peer reviewers to detect scientific fraud? He’s been pondering this question for a while but lately, interest was sparked by the case of a retracted cancer biology paper in the high-profile journal Nature Cell Biology

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Mental Illness in a Test Tube

November 17, 2016

As psychiatric disorders become attributable to specific, testable causes, will psychiatry become obsolete?

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