Are the eligibility criteria used for hip and knee replacements color, income or sex blind? Perhaps not, says new work from Johns Hopkins. Study co-author, our Casey Humbyrd, MD, and her team found that those who met cutoff factors for surgery tended to have higher incomes, more education and be white

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The gene-editing technology Crispr has the power to remake life as we know it. Questions about how to use it concern everyone

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How the Americans With Disabilities Act could change the way the nation’s jails and prisons treat addiction. Most jails and prisons around the country forbid methadone and a newer addiction medication, buprenorphine, even when legitimately prescribed, on the grounds that they pose safety and security concerns

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Success against sickle-cell would be “the first genetic cure of a common genetic disease” and could free tens of thousands of Americans from agonizing pain

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If ‘neurotechnology’ isn’t a glamour area for researchers yet, it’s not far off. Technologies centred upon reading the brain are rapidly being developed. Among the claims made of such neurotechnologies are that some can provide special access to normally hidden representations of consciousness

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Report: The authors, including our Jeremy Sugarman, Jeffrey Kahn, Megan Collins, and Joseph Carrese, convened a “Summit on the Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising,” with the goal of identifying primary ethical issues in GPFR and offering recommendations regarding how to manage them

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Are not clear or adequate for non-communicable disease surveillance, finds new global stakeholder survey led by our Joseph Ali

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The percentage of outpatient medical visits that led to a benzodiazepine prescription doubled between 2003 and 2015, according to a study published Friday. And about half those prescriptions came from primary care physicians

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