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Overdiagnosis Of Illnesses Is Harmful
2012-05-31 07:23:20

Overdiagnosis poses a significant threat to human health by labeling healthy people as sick and wasting resources on unnecessary care, according to a new study.

2010-10-01 13:59:27

Drug companies have not only sponsored the science of a new condition known as female sexual dysfunction, they have helped to construct it, in order to build global markets for new drugs, reveals an article in this week's BMJ.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]