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04/20/2018 - 8:22am

By Nicolas Terry and Leo Beletsky  Subscribe to TWIHL here! In April, 2018 the Northeastern University School of Law held a conference titled “Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law.” TWIHL was asked to be the event’s podcast partner and we roped … Continue reading →

04/20/2018 - 6:35am

UpToDate reviews our new JAMA article in a summary of "What's New in Palliative Care."

A review of the clinical, ethical, and legal aspects of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) discusses VSED as a medically acceptable option that patient...

04/20/2018 - 6:35am

UpToDate reviews our new JAMA article in a summary of "What's New in Palliative Care."

Though its legality in the United States has not been specifically tested, patient, family, and clinician participation in VSED is probably not illegal. ...

04/20/2018 - 6:18am

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it was reported that Facebook planned to partner with medical organizations to obtain health records on thousands of users. The plans were put on hold when news of the scandal broke. But Facebook doesn’t need … Continue reading →

04/19/2018 - 9:23pm
Olivia Goldhill prepared this good story for Quartz after the Harvard brain death conference last week" A Legal Quirk Means You Can Be Dead in New York but Alive in New Jersey."
04/19/2018 - 9:23pm

Olivia Goldhill prepared this good story for Quartz after the Harvard brain death conference last week" A Legal Quirk Means You Can Be Dead in New York but Alive in New Jersey."

04/19/2018 - 1:35pm

Humans have been drilling holes into each others’ heads for thousands of years, and, surprisingly, we’ve actually been pretty good at it, even way back when. A re-analysis of a 5,000-year-old cow’s skull suggests humans were performing cranial surgery on animals as well—but why would they even bother?

04/19/2018 - 10:40am

Part of the Law and Ethics Initiative of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University: Article authored by Adam M. Finkel, Chris Deubert, Orly Lobel, I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), and Holly Fernandez Lynch (Former Executive Director Could occupational health … Continue reading →

04/19/2018 - 10:39am

By: Gali Katznelson Jahi McMath was issued a death certificate four years ago in California. Today, at the age of 16, she remains connected to a ventilator in an apartment in New Jersey. Jahi was declared brain dead by her … Continue reading →