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‘Spin’ found in over half of clinical trial abstracts published in top psychiatry journals

‘Spin’—exaggerating the clinical significance of a particular treatment without the statistics to back it up—is apparent in more than half of clinical trial abstracts published in top psychology and psychiatry journals, finds a review of relevant research in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. The findings raise concerns about the potential impact this might be having on […]

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Florida latest place to declare emergency over hepatitis A

Officials have declared a public health emergency over the rising number of hepatitis A cases in Florida, the latest part of the country dealing with outbreaks of the liver disease. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency Thursday to allow the state to spend more on testing and treatment, saying Florida has had more […]

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Doctors’ row over pensions ‘is putting lives in danger’

Doctors’ row over pensions ‘is putting lives in danger’ as cancer patients are being forced to wait weeks for scan results Cancer patients wait weeks for results as doctors cut hours over pension crisis Report says waiting times increased from one to six weeks at many hospitals  Top radiologists say lives are being put in […]

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Ex-doctor in Texas sentenced to 20 years in prison over opioid deaths

Howard Gregg Diamond, a Texas doctor who wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. (Fannin County Sheriff’s Office) A former North Texas pain management doctor was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for prescribing painkillers that […]