University students have less privacy for their campus health records than they would have if they sought care off campus. Schools say they are trying to seek the right balance between privacy and safety

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A new digital pill system could save billions in health care costs — but will courts take it too far?

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Thousands of critical medical systems, such as MRI machines, are available for hackers to access online, according to researchers

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You are not one organism, but a system of trillions. Each groove in the body and all its surfaces are teeming with microbes

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Some countries’ demands for the erasure of search engine results on privacy grounds could soon affect even information available in the United States

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How do people use, misuse or abuse Hipaa, the federal regulations protecting patients’ confidential health information?

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A US company is the first to face penalties under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a law that protects the privacy of genetic information. On 22 June, a federal court jury in Georgia awarded US$2.25 million to two men whose employer tested their DNA, seeking to identify who had repeatedly left feces in one of its warehouses

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The face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think

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