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dystopia
dystopia

This Biotech Company Wants You to Give it Selfies and Blood Tests in Exchange for Cryptocurrency

Users will "probably will be able to earn a good universal basic income," the company's founder says.
Caroline Haskins
12.6.17
DONT TRY THIS AT HOME
DONT TRY THIS AT HOME

People Are Buying Fish Antibiotics Because They Can’t Afford Human Ones

”My fish got bronchitis the first week of a new job.”
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.17
over the counter
over the counter

Canadians Are Being ‘Deceived’ by Natural Health Products, Doctor Says

Why natural health products and non-prescription drugs shouldn’t be lumped together on store shelves.
Lisa Cumming
6.26.17
Wait What?
Wait What?

Under Trumpcare, Having a High Fever Once Is a Pre-Existing Condition

There are horror stories of all kinds of crazy things being deemed “pre-existing conditions” before the Affordable Care Act.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.25.17
right-to-die
right-to-die

Doctor-Assisted Dying Has Been ‘Normalized’ in Canada in Just One Year

At Canada’s biggest hospital network, 19 patients had a medically assisted death in 2016-17.
Kate Lunau
5.24.17
growing pains
growing pains

What’s Digitization Doing to Health Care?

New software is industrializing medicine by turning doctors into data entry clerks—and making them suicidally depressed in the process.
Conrad Amenta
5.8.17
See You In The Future
See You In The Future

This AI Company Offers Cryogenic Freezing With Its Health Plan

Staff members who die will be put in cold storage until medical science can revive them.
Corin Faife
5.8.17
A Smarter Gun
A Smarter Gun

Gun Violence Cost Americans $6 Billion in Health Care Over the Last Decade

The Dickey Amendment makes research like this hard to come by.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.21.17
Big health
Big health

Google’s Handling of Public Health Data Should Serve as a Cautionary Tale, Report Says

Academic paper assesses DeepMind’s ‘inexcusable’ approach to British patients’ data privacy.
Ben Sullivan
3.17.17
healthcare
healthcare

Canadians With Cystic Fibrosis Live 10 Years Longer Than Americans

Canadians had a 77 percent lower risk of death over the course of this study than US patients with no health insurance.
Kate Lunau
3.13.17
The Cure Culture
The Cure Culture

Remember the People America’s Healthcare System Has Already Killed

We've heard brave stories from people whose lives have been saved by health insurance, but thousands of Americans have already died because of lackluster coverage.
Jason Koebler
3.13.17
Disastrous Plan
Disastrous Plan

As a 29-Year-Old Cancer Patient, I Find Paul Ryan’s Argument Against Health Insurance Appalling

No one should have to decide between being bankrupt or dead.
Derek Mead
3.9.17