Don’t eat your placenta, researchers warn

More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by scientific researchers: It’s probably a bad idea to eat your placenta. The 11-page, medical jargon-filled article published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks to provide a clear answer to what…

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Josh Gordon, new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, weighs its future

When Joshua Gordon arrived in Washington in July to lead the National Institute of Mental Health, he was confronted with a long-simmering controversy. Inside and outside of NIMH, scientists and others in the field were divided over whether the largest funder of research into mental illness should be concentrating its grants on high-tech studies of possible…

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A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.

A doctor in northern Florida is under criminal investigation after he was seen on video shouting at a patient to “get the hell out” of an urgent-care clinic, then apparently grabbing her daughter’s cellphone, which was recording the incident. Peter Gallogly, a physician at Gainesville After-Hours Clinic, was captured on video Monday arguing with a patient…

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