Dr Yasser Awaad ordered tests on hundreds of Detroit-area children and intentionally misread the results, telling them they had epilepsy or some other seizure disorder, say a plaintiff’s lawyers. The diagnoses disrupted their lives, forcing them to take medicines they didn’t need and to undergo further tests during repeat visits

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The Mixed-Reality Social Prosthesis, based on the skills of so-called human lie detectors, magnifies microexpressions

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Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient’s benefit?

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It’s become a familiar story in the age of consumer DNA testing: A person spits into a test tube to learn more about their genetic heritage, and ends up finding out they have a parent or sibling they didn’t know existed. It can be hard to keep family secrets under wraps when all it takes to reveal them is $99 and a mouthful of spit

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The takeaway from a review by ProPublica and its partners at Kaiser Health News, Stat, and Vox of more than 200 letters that members of Congress sent out to their constituents in response to the public’s questions and concerns about the Affordable Care Act and its proposed replacement, the GOP’s American Health Care Act

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Münchausen By Internet

April 30, 2015

The sickness bloggers who fake it online. Australian blogger Belle Gibson has been exposed for fabricating her tragic cancer story. But her strange behaviour is more common that you’d think – faking disease in return for online fame is now a recognised medical condition

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