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Cosmetic Surgery And The Secret World of Instagram Dolls

They call themselves dolls. These are cosmetic surgery patients who document their desires and results on Instagram, but only, most say, for other patients or prospective clients. They use names and hashtags that connect the work to their provider. So, for example, KathySmithDoll would be a woman who underwent surgery with a Dr. Kathy Smith. […]

Misrepresentation In Abstracts Found In Over Half Of Top Psychiatry Journals

‘Spin’, defined as exaggerating the clinical significance of a particular treatment without the statistics to back it up, is discernible in more than half of clinical trial abstracts published in top psychology and psychiatry journals, a review of relevant research has found. The findings bring concerns about the possible effect this might be having on […]

New Technologies For The Brain Require Ethical Approaches To Innovation

Brain technologies are all the rage these days. Entrepreneurs are selling wearable devices in the open marketplace with claims of benefits to memory, attention and concentration. Neurosurgeons and psychiatrists are exploring new ways and further developing old invasive ones to intervene in the brains of people with major mental illnesses whose conditions are resistant to […]