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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:38


The shaky science of lie detectors

Wednesday at 22:12 PM, via CNN

A polygraph, or lie detector test, given to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2011 shows that she gave truthful answers to the questions: “Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?” “Around July 2006, did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?”

Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection, study says

Wednesday at 20:00 PM, via CNN

The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United States and Europe have seen more than a few outbreaks of mumps, a contagious viral disease, in the past couple of years.

Britain’s use of copycat biotech drugs takes off while U.S. lags

Wednesday at 19:35 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Cut-price copies of an expensive Roche biotech drug for blood cancer have taken 80 percent of the British market since launching last year, saving the healthcare system 80 million pounds ($113 million) a year, experts said on Wednesday.

Medscheme Using Data Analytics to Fight Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Wednesday at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

South Africa’s largest manager of medical schemes, Medscheme, has recovered over R107 milllion claimed fraudulently and through waste or abuse and more than R300 million in reduced claims through forensic interventions.

“Using the company’s robust data analytics system, Medscheme was able to identify claims that fell outside the average patterns. Investigations into these claims confirmed...

N.I.H. to Investigate Outreach to Alcohol Companies

Wednesday at 00:14 AM, via New York Times

After a report in The Times, the National Institutes of Health will examine whether health officials violated government policy by soliciting donations to fund a study of moderate drinking.

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