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04/20/2018 - 1:08pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, put the brakes on implementation of the world’s first dengue vaccine today when it recommended it only be used in people who have previously been infected with the disease—a move that will shrink the potential market for the vaccine’s producer, Sanofi Pasteur

04/20/2018 - 12:55pm

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

04/20/2018 - 12:31pm

A key section of the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act explained to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which categories of software should be exempt from medical device regulations

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?