Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health will have access to health information from tribe members

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Feeling grateful and able, I donated a kidney to a stranger. The only problem: I made the decision on my own

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“Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his body.” Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, Schloendorff v Society of New York Hospital, (1914)

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Five states — California, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Colorado — allow the practice, and 20 have considered but not passed legislation to do so, according to the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures. In Ohio, the practice remains illegal. With comments from our Joe Carrese

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Spinal-cord stimulators — devices that use electrical currents to block pain signals before they reach the brain — are more dangerous than many patients know, an AP investigation found. They account for the third-highest number of medical device injury reports to the FDA, with more than 80,000 incidents flagged since 2008

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Seven months after cosmonauts landed, some brain tissues had recovered but others had not

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Scientists are allowed to conduct these experiments without obtaining consent from each individual participant because they are testing emergency medical procedures, and often the patients physically can’t respond

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has abruptly changed the focus of an annual fund-raising campaign amid a widening crisis that has already led to the resignation of its chief medical officer and a sweeping re-examination of its policies

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