Paul Offit likes to tell a story about how his wife, pediatrician Bonnie Offit, was about to give a child a vaccination when the kid was struck by a seizure. Had she given the injection a minute sooner, Paul Offit says, it would surely have appeared as though the vaccine had caused the seizure and probably no study in the world would have convinced the parent otherwise

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Hunting the Silent Killer

February 17, 2015

Hepatitis C has a cure, but how do we find those who need it? Patrick Strudwick reports on one attempt to identify some of the estimated 100,000 undiagnosed people in the UK

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A report by Sierra Leone’s national auditor says government ministers lost track of more than $3 million in internal emergency funds to fight the Ebola virus, impairing the response to the disease

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This is the third year hospitals can get bonuses or pay cuts from Medicare that can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and big hospitals are more likely to get penalized

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A new paper lists 10 situations when it’s justified

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Adolescent caregivers, particularly teenagers, can face a different set of challenges than adult caregivers. With comments from our Peter Rabins

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Q & A with Ettore Capri, PhD, Professor at the Catholic University in Piacenza, Italy. Director of the research center on sustainable development OPERA and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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Selling a Straight White Smile

February 13, 2015

The US doesn’t have enough dentists. So why are the ones we do have spending so much time and energy selling totally cosmetic procedures?

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