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Google sets limits on addiction treatment ads, citing safety | The New York Times
Google is restricting the ads that appear when people search for addiction treatment. The company will no longer sell ads for phrases such as "drug rehab" and "alcohol treatment centers," which often bring up ads for treatment centers that are part of the $35 billion addiction treatment industry.
Telemedicine helps pregnant women at risk | The Wall Street Journal
Complications from pregnancy are on the rise in the U.S. But especially in rural areas, women lack access to providers who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, cardiologists, and other specialists. Telemedicine providers are stepping in to make up for those barriers to care.
After a man asked for copies of his medical records, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital did just that, sending the man his records. The problem: The documents contained sensitive information, such as the man's HIV status, and the hospital sent them to the wrong place, faxing them to the man's workplace rather than mailing them to him at home or to his P.O. box. Now, that man is suing the hospital for $2.5 million.
As part of its announcement of a new Apple Watch at Tuesday's event, Apple said it's working with Stanford to study how accurately the watch can detect irregular heart rhythms. The company is also working with FDA regulators in the study.
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If new draft recommendations for cervical cancer screening go into effect, women would be able to choose how often they're screened based on which kind of screening they undergo.
Drug companies tie costs to outcomes | The Wall Street Journal
Pharmaceutical companies have been inching towards value-based reimbursement in new models in which they're reimbursed for drugs' efficacy, rather than their volume.
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What you need to know from Apple's Tuesday event: The iPhone X will cost $999 (for the base model), it won't have a home button, and it will recognize faces.
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