Bad Patient

Ep. 7: Fitbit, Labeling, Language Patterns, Prostate

November 10, 2017
Bad Patient
Ep. 7: Fitbit, Labeling, Language Patterns, Prostate
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Bad Patient
Ep. 7: Fitbit, Labeling, Language Patterns, Prostate
Nov 10, 2017
Bad Patient
The NIH is giving away 10,000 Fitbits; medical marijuana is often mislabeled; the way you speak could reveal hidden stress; and tailored prostate cancer treatments could help men avoid treatment side effects.
Show Notes

The US government might give you a free Fitbit if you agree share all your data. We try really hard to understand gene expression (little help, Nature readers?). It turns out that LOTS of legal medical marijuana is mislabeled (hello, THC!). And we learn that wives of British men with prostate cancer can soon look forward to some helpful new pamphlets.

Better said, here are this week's four stories!

https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/07/the-national-institute-of-health-is-handing-out-10000-fitbits-to-research-precision-medicine/

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/health/marijuana-cbd-buy-online-study/index.html

https://www.nature.com/news/language-patterns-reveal-body-s-hidden-response-to-stress-1.22964

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/07/tailored-treatment-prostate-cancer-treatment-could-save-men/



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