Why black men can expect to live 5 years less than white men

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America is aging, and most seniors want to stay in the places where they’ve lived for decades. Can they? What will it take?

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At a hospital in Kenya, Dr. David Barash remembers watching an obstetrician perform a cesarean section while at the same time instructing a nurse on how to deliver anesthesia. Then at another hospital in Nigeria, Barash saw women left unattended, lying on beds in the hallway, to recover on their own after C-sections.

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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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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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