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Medical providers could soon use your social media to predict diseases from depression to diabetes, sparking questions of data privacy.
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Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
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People are being denied tubal ligations because they're too young, childless, only have one child, aren't married—or for any other reason their doctor chooses.
The Cat Who Could Predict Death
Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
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And, surprisingly, Goop isn't even the worst player in pseudoscience.
The Brazilian Government Considers Being Beautiful a Human Right
It subsidizes nearly half a million surgeries every year.
A Nonprofit In Bali Is Helping Mentally Ill Patients Break Free From Their Chains
By going door to door in Bali's villages, a psychiatry professor and a team of volunteers are uncovering the uncomfortable truth of the island's mental health crisis.
How to Make Millennials Actually Go to the Doctor
Blockchain might revolutionize our medical care.