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01/19/2018 - 9:34am

CancerSEEK is a noninvasive test that can detect cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast

01/19/2018 - 9:30am

Carl Erik Fisher writes, 'It depends on the type of coercion you use.'

01/19/2018 - 8:29am

Co-Blogged by Christopher Robertson and Kelly McBride Folkers (research associate at the Division of Medical Ethics of the NYU School of Medicine) In 2014, Arizonans overwhelmingly voted in favor of a ballot referendum that claimed to allow terminally ill patients … Continue reading →

01/18/2018 - 10:01pm

Recently, Wesley Smith posted on the National Review’s “Corner” blog new concerns that Oregon’s “Death With Dignity” law may not be as tightly regulated as advertised.  Specifically, a Swedish fellow named Fabian Stahle, who evidently is troubled by the prospect that his country might embrace doctor-assisted suicide, claims to have carried out an e-mail exchange with someone in the Oregon Health Authority to ask how... // Read More »

01/18/2018 - 9:54am

By using an artificially intelligent algorithm to predict patient mortality, a research team from Stanford University is hoping to improve the timing of end-of-life care for critically ill patients. In tests, the system proved eerily accurate, correctly predicting mortality outcomes in 90 percent of cases. But while the system is able to predict when a patient might die, it still cannot tell doctors how it came to its conclusion

01/18/2018 - 9:34am

Burnout continues to be a pervasive problem among physicians

01/18/2018 - 9:16am

People with severe mental disorders endure abuse around the world, caged, warehoused in institutions, and imprisoned. But those living chained to trees or concrete blocks in parts of Africa are among the most trapped, forgotten people on earth

01/18/2018 - 9:11am

Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: the fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope

01/18/2018 - 8:37am
The Tulsa Zoo announced that it is starting hospice care for its 67-year-old elephant. Gunda is among the oldest elephants in human care.
01/18/2018 - 8:37am

The Tulsa Zoo announced that it is starting hospice care for its 67-year-old elephant. Gunda is among the oldest elephants in human care.