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07/11/2018 - 3:30am

Japanese police are investigating 31-year-old nurse Ayumi Kuboki for murdering two patients.

Sozo Nishikawa and Nobuo Yamaki died at the Yokohama Hajime Hospital in Yokohama in September 2016 after being administered a high concentration of the d...

07/11/2018 - 3:30am

Japanese police are investigating 31-year-old nurse Ayumi Kuboki for murdering two patients.

Koboki confessed that she poisoned more than twenty patients who were seriously ill. She explained: "It was tough to carry out end-of-life care work," and "I didn't like my job as I had to frequently comply with requests from patients." ...

07/10/2018 - 1:07pm

Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun Raviv explores the rights – and duties – of doctors, patients and families

07/10/2018 - 10:25am

The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) aims to improve bioethics capacity development for institutions within Africa

07/10/2018 - 10:18am

Study participants share their blood and spit in the name of biomedical research. Now, a national group of experts says these volunteers should be told what scientists learn about their health from those samples

07/10/2018 - 10:06am

The advent of social media technology has opened many new avenues of research in population health, demographics, psychology, and the social sciences

07/10/2018 - 3:30am

Physicians in Queensland, Australia are calling for death education to be taught in the classroom in a bid to demystify the processes of ageing and dying.

07/10/2018 - 3:30am

Physicians in Queensland, Australia are calling for death education to be taught in the classroom in a bid to demystify the processes of ageing and dying.

Among other things, AMA Queensland Chair of General Practice Dr Richard Kidd says that people should be creating Advance Care Plans as early as adolescence. Young people will also need to know how to make a will. “Including these sorts of issues or death education in science, legal studies, health and other school subjects will help build this understanding.”

07/09/2018 - 11:17am

"My signature was so bad, and my writing was just atrocious," he says. "One day I was over at our business and I was writing an order. And one of my foremen said, 'Why don't you let me write that for you?' "

07/09/2018 - 11:06am

State prisons across the U.S. are failing to treat at least 144,000 inmates who have hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal liver disease, according to a recent survey and subsequent interviews of state corrections departments