Tag Archives: Risks

ONC: Patients must balance benefits of third-party apps with risks

While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is pushing to empower patients to access and share their electronic health information, ONC is warning about the inherent risks from third-party apps. In March, ONC issued a proposed rule requiring healthcare providers to offer patients’ access to their electronic health information through secure, standards-based… Read More »

Moms, please don’t eat your placentas: Obstetricians say ‘placentophagy’ carries risks, with no proven benefits

After reviewing what scientific data exist on the subject, Canada’s pregnancy specialists are encouraging any woman considering eating or drinking her placenta to please refrain from doing so. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada has found no evidence of benefit from human maternal “placentophagy,” but potential risks of harm, including the transfer of… Read More »