Some groups say a ban could infringe on traditional religious teachings, such as the belief that all sex outside a heterosexual marriage is sinful. The Evangelical Alliance, which says it represents 3,500 churches, has suggested an “expansive definition” of conversion therapy could restrict religious freedoms.
Jonathan Bush, the controversial former CEO of athenahealth, is re-emerging with a new health IT venture. Bush was ousted from athenahealth three years ago, while the company faced a takeover bid by activist investor Elliott Management. During that time, old court records came to light showing domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. He apologized, saying […]
A culture of “avoidance and denial” allowed a breast surgeon to perform botched and unnecessary operations on hundreds of women, a report has found. An independent inquiry into Ian Paterson’s malpractice has recommended the recall of his 11,000 patients for their surgery to be assessed. Paterson is serving a 20-year jail term for 17 counts […]
In a first, the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to an algorithm designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in young children. Developed by Palo Alto-based startup Cognoa, the software uses questionnaires from parents, clinicians, and home videos to make a recommendation to assist pediatricians with diagnosis. The goal is to identify autism […]