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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The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care

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Researchers who want to study Medicare or Medicaid patients with substance-use disorders — and illnesses disproportionately affecting them like H.I.V. and hepatitis C — are, at best, working with biased data. At worst, they’re flying blind

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Collateral Damage

April 29, 2015

How one misconduct case brought a biology institute to its knees. The fall out from the STAP case is still being felt across Japan

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Religious leaders and scientists gather to discuss moral implications of global warming as Pope drafts key letter

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It is the second time in seven years that the justices have looked at the lethal injection question, and it comes after three botched executions over the past year

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159 scholars of health law, bioethics, medicine and pharmacy from U.S., Canadian, European, Australian and New Zealand institutions are calling on the Minnesota Legislature to act

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The Berman Institute of Bioethics will enroll its first class of master’s degree students in Fall 2015, offering a multidisciplinary Master of Bioethics (MBE) program for full-time and part-time students

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