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UK doctors warn of potential life-threatening allergic reaction to e-cigarettes after treating teen

A man vapes at a store on September 17, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Doctors in the U.K. who recently treated a teenage boy with respiratory failure are warning that the fluid in e-cigarettes could trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction that causes inflammation in the lungs. The doctors diagnosed a… Read More »

Outcome Health to pay $70 million to settle U.S. doctors’ office ad fraud probe

(Reuters) – Outcome Health, which streams pharmaceutical ads on televisions and computer tablets it installs in doctors’ offices, agreed to pay $ 70 million to end a U.S. criminal probe into whether it defrauded clients by selling ad inventory it did not have. In a statement on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said Chicago-based… Read More »

Doctors’ beliefs about treatment affect patients’ experience of pain

New research finds that the placebo effect may be socially contagious. In other words, a doctor’s beliefs about whether or not a pain treatment will work can exert a subtle influence on how much pain the patient will actually experience. Share on PinterestA doctor’s display of confidence in a treatment may make it more effective.… Read More »