Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it

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Vox’s emergency room database shows that patients can face steep bills even when they decline treatment

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Two doses a year of an antibiotic can sharply cut death rates among infants in poor countries, perhaps by as much as 25 percent among the very young, researchers reported on Wednesday

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Editing DNA may be par for the course in Chris Schramm’s genetics class at Waubonsie Valley High School, but so are discussions on the bioethics of that ability

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Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it was reported that Facebook planned to partner with medical organizations to obtain health records on thousands of users. The plans were put on hold when news of the scandal broke

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Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Monday against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who sought permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment that lower U.K. courts blocked in favor of suspending life support

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In 2012-2013, and again in 2016, researchers found that only about 80 percent of uninsured callers willing to pay in full could get a primary care appointment, and just one in seven could get an appointment if they needed to pay over time. “We’re just starting to learn how healthcare is changing as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” said lead author Brendan Saloner of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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David Gerber writes, “I couldn’t think of a single way in which the patient’s prior experience with cancer would interfere with treatments or assessments on a lung cancer trial. And yet I couldn’t enroll him…. Unfortunately, many sick patients are being denied the opportunity to test new drugs that might save their lives. It’s time for this to change.”

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