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Patients often can’t help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they’re sedated. Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially charged comments. On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors’ initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious.   Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded
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Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have “less agreeable” personalities than those who just let them slide. And those friends who are super-sensitive to typos on your Facebook page? Psychological testing reveals they’re generally less open, and are also more likely to be judging you for your mistakes
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Scientists are reporting what could amount to be the firmest evidence yet of genetic links to male sexual orientation, in the first published genome-wide association study (GWAS) examining the trait. Researchers recruited more than 2,000 men of both homosexual and heterosexual orientation and analysed their DNA, identifying two genetic regions that appear to be linked
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When it comes to persuading parents in the United States who are hesitant about vaccinating their children, the public health messages often rely on facts and science to explain how immunisation not only protects those children but also shields other vulnerable people from dangerous infectious diseases. But information campaigns that emphasise fairness or preventing harm
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If this past year or two has made anything abundantly clear, it is that the information we rabidly consume isn’t always as factual or reliable as we might think. There exists an overwhelming barrage of intentional misinformation online, on television, and in print publications. This misinformation is especially prevalent when it comes to science. It’s
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