US diplomats did suffer ear damage after mysterious illness at Cuba embassy – doctors

More than two dozen diplomats stationed at the US embassy in Cuba suffered genuine in-ear damage after a mystery illness caused “intense” pain and dizziness, a study by the doctors who first treated them found. The series of unexplained cases had prompted fears that the diplomats were intentionally targeted by Cuba with some kind of […]

Eye doctors find that WebMD symptom checker was wrong more than half the time

Enlarge / Giving online symptom checkers the hairy eyeball. (credit: Carol Munro / Flickr) In 2015, The BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) did a thorough audit of online symptom checkers. It found that, on average, the sites listed the correct diagnosis first only about a third of the time. Carl Shen, an ophthalmology resident at […]