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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

07/09/2018 - 9:32am

Using the internet for a diagnosis is not recommended, but there’s great power in sharing stories

07/09/2018 - 9:26am

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate

07/09/2018 - 8:52am

By Carmel Shachar Since the Republican controlled Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, the Trump administration has been trying to implement its more conservative vision of Medicaid through waivers. On June 29, 2018, however, the D.C. … Continue reading →

07/09/2018 - 3:30am

In this video from a recent Harvard Law conference Rebecca Dresser argues against advance directives for dementia.