Bioethicists call for oversight of consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ with unproven benefits

PHILADELPHIA -The marketing of direct-to-consumer “neurotechnologies” can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or “read” one’s emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren’t fully supported by science and have little to no regulatory oversight, which poses potential health risks to the public. In a…

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Medical News Today: 1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the United States. An analysis of antibiotic prescriptions for more than 19 million people found that over 23 percent were for ‘inappropriate’ use of antibiotics. Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA,…

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