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Cancer Patients Are Getting Robotic Surgery. There’s No Evidence It’s Better.

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has hardly deterred doctors in the operating suite. The equipment is widely used to operate on patients with various malignancies, from breast cancer to prostate cancer. Yet there have long been questions about how well doctors are trained on the machines,… Read More »

Data show no evidence that teens' social media use predicts depression over time

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. However, the findings do show that relatively higher depressive symptoms predicted later social media use among adolescent girls. This research stands… Read More »

The delusion of detoxing: There’s no evidence to support holiday cleanses, experts say

Timothy Caulfield felt as if blood was pooling in his brain. He was hanging upside down by his ankles, his gravity boots strapped to a bar, and his crew was worried he might kill himself. In theory, inversion therapy claims to detoxify and drain the lymphatic system, and decongest the organs. But, while many detox… Read More »