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Les machines nous dépassent… et alors ?

Dans son récent livre La Guerre des Intelligences, Laurent Alexandre (fondateur de Doctissimo) tente d’alerter le monde politique français sur les conséquences sociétales et économiques du développement actuel et à venir des programmes informatiques intelligents. Son analyse concernant l’imminence du “rouleau compresseur” de l’IA est étayée et sérieuse. On ne compte plus, aujourd’hui, les personnalités… [lire la suite]

Execution Stay for Cancer-Hit Alabama Inmate with Damaged Veins

The US Supreme Court has reportedly granted a temporary stay of execution to a cancer-stricken death row inmate in the state of Alabama

Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected

One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If that wasn’t effective, the second line of defense has been the big guns

Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

The virus found its way into pockets of unvaccinated children all over the continent, from Romania to Britain. The number of recorded cases quadrupled, to 21,315 in 2017 from 5,273 in 2016, a record low

Mad Cows, Oprah Winfrey and Communicating Science in a High Profile Court Case

Twenty years ago, images of staggering cattle and descriptions of brains resembling Swiss cheese became associated with one of the most popular television programs of the day when Texas Panhandle cattlemen sued “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for defamation under Texas’ “veggie libel law.” They claimed the program’s negative portrayal of their business caused a steep decline of beef prices

New Study Finds That TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) Laws Are More Pervasive and Stringent Than Laws Regulating Other Office Interventions – Datasets and Mapping Tool Now Available on LawAtlas

Researchers from The University of California, San Francisco’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) and Temple University’s Policy Surveillance Program of the Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR) published a study yesterday in the American Journal of Public … Continue reading →

REGISTER NOW! Will Value-based Care Save the Health Care System?

Will Value-based Care Save the Health Care System? March 2, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036) Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA Value-based health care is one of the most pressing topics … Continue reading →

Rhode Island Considers Physician Gag Law

The Rhode Island Legislature is considering a bill that would amend the medical practice act such a physician would engage in "unprofessional conduct" for "informing a patient of their life expectancy." 

"No physician or facility or any agen...