Female physicians at some of the nation’s most prominent public medical schools earn nearly $20,000 less a year on average than their male colleagues, according to an analysis published on Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine

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According to the testing schedule, the U.S. plan was to demolish a 95-vessel fleet of obsolete warships on June 30, 1946 with an airdropped atomic bomb. Reporters, U.S. politicians, and representatives from the major governments of the world would witness events from distant observation ships. On July 24, a second bomb, this time detonated underwater, would destroy any surviving naval vessels

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There are lots of ways to make a buck, but becoming a human guinea pig for drug research has to be one of the oddest. “We are selling our bodies, most definitely,” says Paul Clough, who has taken part in more than 80 drug tests in the past 11 years

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A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state employees

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Though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore may have been exposed to the chemical brew and seek benefits. The battle is playing out in the courts and in Congress. It boils down to a comma

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Victims will be paid $25,000 (£16,000) following a legal fight by campaigners. Along with more than 30 other US states, Virginia once operated a sterilisation programme for individuals deemed undesirable or mentally unsound. More than 8,000 Virginians were operated on between the 1920s and 1970s

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Protecting Donors

July 3, 2012

Jeff Kahn comments on a court ruling allowing payments for bone marrow, “Whatever policy approaches are tried, the protection of donors must remain paramount–both health and voluntary decision making”

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Op-Ed: Compensation

June 21, 2012

Victims of morally egregious government programs should receive compensation

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