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Being a doctor was once a job with great purpose. Now it's just a business

As a physician, I resent the fact that the divisive healthcare reform debate has made my profession look like it is only a business, essentially a commodity. Growing up in the small hill-resort town of Nainital in northern India, I was the son of the only surgeon in this small town. Solely on his …

How to make high doses of chemo less toxic

There may be a way to use higher doses of chemotherapy and radiation without killing healthy cells.<p>Side effects such as heart damage, nausea, and …

For teens with autism, tablets could be a game changer

Visual technology, such as tablets and phones, could help teens with autism develop the skills they need to live independently after high school, …

Who Should and Who Shouldn’t Take Daily Aspirin

Heart doctors around the country got a lot of phone calls from worried patients after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that taking …

Statins have no side effects? This is what our study really found … | Ben Goldacre

Our paper on the side effects of statins used the right method to address an important issue, but our data was flawed<p>I was surprised to see a study I'm a co-author on getting some front page media play on Thursday, under the headline "Statins 'have no side effects'". That's not what our paper …