‘Maisie’s Army’

August 20, 2019

How a grassroots group is mobilizing to help toddlers access a lifesaving drug

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How many depression subtypes exist—and how they differ—is hotly debated. One way researchers are trying to settle the question is by peering into the brain

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Some argue that good medicine depends on physicians having a wide discretionary space in which they can act on their consciences. Interestingly, those who are against conscientious objection in medicine make the exact opposite claim – giving physicians the freedom to act on their consciences will undermine good medicine. So who is right here?

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The temptation to use these technologies to “enhance” ourselves or our children, or to edit out undesirable traits, will be enormous, writes Mildred Z Solomon

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But a curable disease? If this controversial idea gains acceptance, it could radically change the way we treat getting old

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Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely

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No Mercy

August 19, 2019

After the hospital closes, how do people get emergency care?

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Amy Gutmann and Jonathan Moreno write: It is a patchwork that covers some people and some diseases but not others. We can improve it by bolstering Obamacare

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