Michelle Meyer: The district court has granted summary judgment for all remaining defendants as to all of plaintiffs’ remaining claims in Looney v. Moore, the lawsuit arising out of the controversial SUPPORT trial. This therefore ends the lawsuit, pending possible appeal by the plaintiffs

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As many as 60,000 American women each year are told they have a very early stage of breast cancer — Stage 0, as it is commonly known — a possible precursor to what could be a deadly tumor. And almost every one of the women has either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, and often a double mastectomy, removing a healthy breast as well

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Susan Dwyer: There is a reason we balk at the idea of experimenting on human beings in order to save lives – even a lot of them

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Advocates believe that legal use of marijuana as medical treatments has allowed many with intractable medical problems to receive a safe and effective therapy. Opponents argue that these benefits are overblown, and that advocates ignore the harms of marijuana. Mostly, opponents say that the real objective of medical marijuana is to make it easier for people to obtain it for recreational purposes

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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to draw up list of 100 interventions to advise against in attempt to curb ‘unnecessary’ care, rousing fears of NHS rationing

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Debra Mathews of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics agrees that the industry is lightly regulated because “assisted reproduction has grown up as a medical services business not under the auspices of medical research.”

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TIE’s Aaron Carrol Blogs: I dragged myself out of bed this morning for day 59 of P90X3, and when I got back upstairs, I found my wife in a panic. Evidently, she had seen stories like this on Facebook: Popular sleep remedies and hayfever pills ‘increase risk of Alzheimer’s by more than 50%’

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Most patients overestimate the benefits of medical treatments, and underestimate the harms; because of that, they use more care

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