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09/13/2018 - 2:43pm

By Mark Satta Tim Caulfield—a Law Professor at the University of Alberta and the author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?—wants to help us get better at fighting misinformation about health. This past Monday, Caulfield came to the Petrie-Flom … Continue reading →

09/13/2018 - 1:23pm

Most moms take medications during pregnancy. There’s practically no research on their safety - with comments from our Ruth Faden

09/13/2018 - 1:16pm

Dean Ellen MacKenzie writes 'We must protect the health—and human rights—of those forced from their homes.' - featuring commentary on Berman Institute scholarship

09/13/2018 - 10:05am

By Stephen Phillips Norman Cantor has prompted widespread discussion with his recent article “On Avoiding Deep Dementia” in the Hastings Center Report (link is to the abstract only). In his article he states that he finds the possibility of living through progressive cognitive dysfunction and helplessness an intolerably degrading prospect. As a result, he has …

Continue reading "Avoiding advanced dementia"

09/13/2018 - 9:17am

Pharma CEO Nirmal Mulye said it was a “moral requirement to make money when you can”

09/13/2018 - 9:08am

Academic institutions are breaching rules by failing to report the results of clinical trials, new research shows. A study, published in journal BMJ, found “poor” compliance with EU regulations which require outcomes to be posted to a central register within 12 months

09/13/2018 - 9:01am

In 2016, as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread through the Americas and cases of infected women having brain-damaged babies mounted, investigators raced to develop a vaccine. Now, a $110 million vaccine trial is underway at 17 sites in nine countries, but it faces an unexpected, and ironic, challenge

09/13/2018 - 8:23am

According to participants in the docuseries, producers promised compassion but delivered exploitation instead

09/13/2018 - 7:23am

The Washington State Health Care Authority has certified 23 patient decision aids relating to end of life care.

CPR: advanced cancer...

09/13/2018 - 7:23am

The Washington State Health Care Authority has certified 23 patient decision aids relating to end of life care.

Certification assures these evidence-based educational tools present information that is readily comprehensible, accurate, up-to-date,...