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COMMENTARY: Scientists argue that The Washington Post and The New York Times should not have published paid ads on climate change that present as "fact" statements that directly contradict scientific consensus.
Ethics review of human subject research matters, writes Paul C. McLean. In pushing pause on a Zika study, the NIH ethics panel indicated awareness of a history too often either forgotten or considered yesterday’s problem.
Based on his own experiences, a Harvard doctor lays out the upsides and downsides of the new rule that will allow medical interns to work up to 28-hour shifts -- up from a limit of 16 -- beginning in July.
Among the politically distressed, is this syndrome -- toxic Trump-related concern concentrated among blue-voting people -- enough of a thing that it needs a name? Like maybe 'Post-Election Stress Disorder?' No, says a leading psychologist, but it is a "stress reaction" and the remedy is increasing a sense of control.
A retired doctor from Falmouth who has terminal prostate cancer says he doesn't want to die, but wants some control when the time comes. He is suing the state to be able to ask his doctor for "medical aid in dying."
Tufts researchers find that nearly half of American deaths from major "cardiometabolic" killers -- heart disease, stroke and diabetes -- were hastened by eating too few healthy foods and too much salt, processed meat and other unhealthy foods.
Not many tattoo artists make it into a leading medical journal -- but Chicago artist David Allen just did: the journal JAMA invited him to write on “the healing role of post-mastectomy tattoos” for its big audience of doctors and other caregivers.