How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate

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Ben Moscovitch Contributor Share on Twitter Robert S. Rudin is an information scientist with the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Suppose the next time you go to a new doctor’s office, you wouldn’t have to balance a clipboard on your knee, write down your whole medical history, remember the five-syllable name of every medication you’re taking and list […]

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Breaking the taboo: the director who has filmed the moment of death

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Shooting a real death is a line cinema rarely crosses. Steven Eastwood, whose new documentary follows hospice patients confronting their final days, explains why this squeamishness does us a disservice If you watch movies youll have seen umpteen deaths, sometimes in a single film. (According to the people who keep a tally of such things, […]

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Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak claims 20 lives

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Burst sewers prompt closure of schools and ban on meat and fish sales in Harare as council requests fresh water supplies Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare killed 20 people and left more than 2,000 infected from contaminated drinking water. The government has also shut schools […]

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‘Conversion therapy’ hits the big screen while laws play out in states

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(CNN)A therapist forbade 16-year-old Mathew Shurka from speaking to his mother and sisters for three years. The youngest child and only son in a tight-knit Long Island family, Shurka said that his mom wasn’t physically or emotionally abusive. Instead, the therapist told the teen to give the women the silent treatment because it would help […]

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Adele urges mums to open up about their mental health after best friend’s experience of postpartum psychosis

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Adele has shared a touching message about her best friend’s struggle with postpartum psychosis after giving birth six months ago. “This is my best friend,” wrote Adele on Instagram. “We have been friends for more of our lives than we haven’t.” Adele wrote that her friend, Laura Dockrill, gave birth to her “beautiful godson” six […]

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