Health

Attempts to correct 'death panel' myth may backfire

Efforts to correct false beliefs about health care reform may backfire, depending on individuals' political views and level of knowledge, suggests a study in the February issue of Medical Care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Empathy doesn't extend across the political aisle

When we try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we do. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Genetics

UK drops DNA tests for refugees and asylum seekers

(AP) -- Britain has dropped a controversial policy of using DNA tests to identify the nationality of African refugees and asylum seekers after criticism that there is no scientific merit to the practice.

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