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‘A constant information lag’: The troubled recall of Philips CPAP machines underscores flaws in device oversight

The ongoing recall of millions of breathing devices made by Philips has been botched and belabored at nearly every turn: It took more than a decade after users first reported …

Elon Musk says Neuralink’s brain-machine interface could enter human studies next year

Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company Neuralink aims to put its first implant in a human subject in the next six months, he said during an event Wednesday. Musk said the …

‘The more voice, the better’: How tech could bring a fuller picture of living with a disability to health records

Electronic health records don’t leave much room for nuance: On paper, two patients with the same type of knee problem might score the same on a standardized walking test, and …

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Opinion: Breakthrough Therapies Act: Good idea, wrong solution

The Breakthrough Therapies Act, recently proposed by Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) as a way to expand access for therapeutic purposes to potentially beneficial but highly regulated …

Opinion: Congress: Close the gap between funding for nutrition research and the toll diet-related disease takes on Americans

You are what you eat. Every year, new scientific discoveries make clear that food is critical to health. In recent years, nutrition research trials have shown that a Mediterranean diet …

Opinion: The U.S. doesn’t need a new ‘essential hospital’ designation

A recent essay in Health Affairs, a prominent health care journal, proposed a useful-sounding idea: The government should create a new federal designation for “essential hospitals” — hospitals that, according …