Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert: Vaccination myths must be debunked

An analysis of anti-vaccine witness statements presented during the Texas Legislature's 2017 session revealed recurring misconceptions that need to be challenged, according to an expert at Rice University's Baker Institute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual avatar-to-avatar interviews may improve eyewitness testimony

Immersive virtual environments—where officials interview eyewitnesses using digital representations, or avatars, instead of interacting in person—may increase the accuracy and amount of recalled information, shows research ...

Health

DC's right-to-die law takes effect

Doctors in the nation's capital may now begin the process of prescribing life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

Pediatrics

AAP policy statement focuses on child witness well-being

(HealthDay)—In two policy statements published online Feb. 20 in Pediatrics, guidance is provided for safeguarding the well-being of child witnesses, and recommendations are given for pediatricians relating to expert testimony.

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