In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence

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In two studies published recently, researchers ran systematic searches through crowdfunding sites to see just how pervasive this issue is. They identified thousands of campaigns raising millions of dollars for medical treatments that are not backed by science

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Nicole Veum had been sober for nine years when she and her husband, Ben, decided to have a baby. Motherhood was something she wanted to feel. If she needed an epidural during labor, Veum told her doctor, she didn’t want any fentanyl in it. She didn’t want to feel high

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The general theme of digital health care is easy to grasp — maybe too easy. Somewhere, right now, a hopeful CEO is making a pitch to a potential investor about how its new digital product or service will transform health care and improve outcomes, reduce costs, and save time. The story works

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Clear Up This Stem-Cell Mess

September 27, 2018

Confusion about mesenchymal stem cells is making it easier for people to sell unproven treatments, warn Douglas Sipp, Pamela G. Robey and Leigh Turner

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But some clinics stray from the science and hype its benefits. Walk into Kalypso Wellness Centers in San Antonio, Texas, and you might be treated with one of five “proprietary blends” of ketamine. They’re not cheap — $495 per infusion

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Procedures live on even after they’ve been proved ineffective. It can lead to harms and wasted resources

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One of science’s best tools for understanding obesity is debunking myths about metabolism

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