Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether

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A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes

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What Cancer Takes Away

April 8, 2019

Anne Boyer writes, “When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.”

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The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Tuesday that it’s putting an end to a controversial research program that led scientists to kill thousands of cats over decades

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Hospitals should require patients to give explicit informed consent before physicians are authorized to discuss life-and-death matters with them offsite via technology

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Dr. Jen Gunter writes “When he was born, my husband at the time and I knew he couldn’t survive. That doesn’t make me a murderer.”

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The research, to be published in the March issue of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, represents an ambitious attempt to show that, through a series of events, human activity was affecting the climate long before the industrial revolution and global warming

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The Medical Board of California has launched investigations into doctors who prescribed opioids to patients who, perhaps months or years later, fatally overdosed

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