“The cost of doing this research versus the cost of essentially denying women access to something that could be highly beneficial, there’s really no comparison.”, says our Carleigh Krubiner, coauthor of a recent report on maternal immunization

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Nearly three years after a Zika outbreak in Brazil caused thousands of cases of microcephaly and other devastating birth defects in newborns, Reuters returned to check on the mothers and their children

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The revised rules, proposed this week as part of the agency’s efforts to reduce “burdensome” federal regulations, would no longer penalize hospitals if too many of their patients die following transplants. St. Luke’s in Houston recently lost its Medicare funding for heart transplants for that very reason

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Settlement ensures care of 2,200 state prisoners with hepatitis C. Inmates will no longer be required to undergo drug or alcohol treatment as a precondition for care

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Using online platforms such as GoFundMe to solicit donations for health-related needs can help people access legitimate health services and avoid medical debt. But this kind of medical crowdfunding also raises funds for a multitude of scientifically unsupported procedures

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Julian Savulescu presents hypothetical cases to explore whether safe and effective gene therapy ought to be compulsory

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Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank

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Allocation of research funding for cancer and COPD is not always proportional to disease burden. “We wouldn’t want the situation to be based solely on having the loudest person’s priorities being funded; we have to take care that the needs of the less vocal as well as the least well off are taken care of”, Jeremy Sugarman said. “Governments should find ways to establish fair processes of making fair and right decisions”

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