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Health - how to discover the facts from the fiction?
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Andrew Wakefield: autism inc

Andrew Wakefield: autism inc | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
Andrew Wakefield's 'dishonest and irresponsible' research into the causes of autism led to his being struck off by the General Medical Council. That would have ended most doctors' careers.
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Bad Pharma And The Statin Wars - Forbes

Bad Pharma And The Statin Wars - Forbes | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
It's been amusing to watch former Pfizer executive John LaMattina try to pick apart Ben Goldacre's new book, Bad Pharma,  a powerful indictment of the industry in which LaMattina used to work.
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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
Inside the hyperengineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for American “stomach share.”
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Telling pregnant women to drink no alcohol is counterproductive

Telling pregnant women to drink no alcohol is counterproductive | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
Linda Geddes: There is no strong evidence that low levels of drinking during pregnancy are harmful, and to say so risks stigmatising responsible drinkers
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Big Pharma’s placebo problem

Big Pharma’s placebo problem | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
Rebranding drugs is a lucrative tactic for pharma companies. The author suggests it's "corporate deception"
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Importance of a Drug's

Importance of a Drug's | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
The von Eschenbach/Philipson proposal, if adopted, would likely result in more drug recalls and more liability costs, resulting in a decrease of confidence in the work of pharmaceutical companies on the part of physicians and patients.
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Chinese struggle through 'airpocalypse' smog

Chinese struggle through 'airpocalypse' smog | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
Pollution has hit record levels recently, prompting citizens to ask if they're paying for economic growth with their health
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Group releases list of 90 medical ‘don’ts’

Group releases list of 90 medical ‘don’ts’ | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
Report aims to prevent unnecessary or harmful tests and procedures.
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Health Care’s Trick Coin

Health Care’s Trick Coin | Health, Wealth and Well Being | Scoop.it
If I toss a coin, but hide the result every time it comes up tails, it looks as if I always throw heads.
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