The cannabis compound known as CBD is being touted as a treatment for a variety of conditions. But the substance’s uncertain legal status is stalling serious investigation

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It’s a well-known problem with clinical trials: Researchers start out saying they will look for a particular outcome—heart attacks, for example—but then report something else when they publish their results

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Facebook has halted plans to collect patient data from hospitals and match it up with its users’ information. The social network confirmed the idea had been discussed but had been “paused” while the company dealt with its privacy crisis

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When an assessor arrived in 2016 and went over her situation, it was a familiar process: how much help did she need to use the bathroom? What about eating? How was her emotional state? The woman typed notes into a computer and, when it was over, gave Dobbs a shocking verdict: her hours would be cut, to just 32 per week

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The number of people covered is only half the healthcare story. The other is quality of coverage for those fortunate enough to have health insurance.
Frequently, it can be a struggle for patients to receive coverage for legitimate claims

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You might expect your doctor to recommend what they think best during childbirth, but it’s not uncommon to feel pressured into having a procedure that you don’t want. Rebecca Grant reports on the ethics and law of consent in the delivery room

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Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated Puerto Rico, a major area for drug-manufacturing plants, causing shortages of many drugs, including cancer and HIV drugs. The storms have also exacerbated the shortage of saline bags that started in 2014. With comments from our Yoram Unguru

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—and why medical accuracy matters in Hollywood

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