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Pence Leaves Out Key Details About Health Coverage Of Coronavirus Testing

“With regard to the cost, let me be very clear: HHS has designated the coronavirus test as an essential health benefit.  That means, by definition, it’s covered in the private health insurance of every American, as well as covered by Medicare and Medicaid.”  — Vice President Mike Pence during a March 4 press briefing Amid… Read More »

A machine-versus-doctors fixation masks important questions about artificial intelligence

Next time you go to the doctor, remember to bring your genome card.  What, you don’t have one? Of course you don’t. Wallet-sized cards containing a person’s genetic code don’t exist.  Yet they were envisioned in a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, which predicted that by 2020 the makeup of a person’s genome would drive… Read More »

Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of “top” websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence. As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome’s rise to fame, probiotics have grown… Read More »

Alabama Democratic senator dismisses ‘stupid question’ about 20-week abortion ban

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones dismissed what he called a “stupid question” about whether he’ll vote against a Senate bill next week to ban abortions after five months. A member of the National Republican Senatorial Committee circulated video Wednesday of an unidentified man recording Jones passing by. When the man behind the camera asked Jones about… Read More »