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Scientology is using international stars to lure in new recruits

Sheena ChohanGetty Images The subtitle of Tom Cruise’s last “Mission: Impossible” movie, “Fallout,” could also describe the current state of Scientology. The church, which still maintains a flock of A-list adherents including Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, is at a crossroads. Hollywood members, who for decades brought in mega-star wattage as well as mega-bucks,… Read More »

Most U.S. patients not using online medical portals

(Reuters Health) – Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don’t use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests. In a nationally representative survey, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of insured participants had not used an online medical portal in the past year. Disparities among… Read More »

We’ve been using CRISPR for years – now we know how it really works

The CRISPR gene editing complexCARLOS CLARIVAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Michael Le Page A storm of criticism met the claimed creation of the first genome-edited children in China last month. One reason is that the twin girls have unpredicted new mutations whose effects are unknown. But it now appears there’s a really easy way to ensure… Read More »

Stress from using electronic health records is linked to physician burnout

While electronic health records improve communication and access to patient data, researchers found that stress from using EHRs is associated with burnout, particularly for primary care doctors such as pediatricians, family medicine physicians and general internists. Common causes of EHR-related stress include too little time for documentation, time spent at home managing records and EHR… Read More »