Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins, including our Jeremy Sugarman, and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential treatment, known as amnioinfusion

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Facebook is expanding its artificial intelligence-based suicide prevention efforts. The company said today that it has plans to eventually monitor and respond to suicidal intent on Facebook “worldwide,” excluding the European Union

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Dr. Adnan Hyder hopes the program can have as big an impact on public health policy in Afghanistan as it has in Pakistan. “To me, the fundamental innovation here is to stop the … brain drain,” said Hyder, adding that all trainees from Afghanistan will be asked to do work that will not only contribute to their degrees but also to the important policies around injury and trauma in their country

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For some, progress cannot come soon enough. Running short on time, dying cancer patients are concocting do-it-yourself versions of highly experimental cancer therapies, without the oversight of doctors or regulators

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Stem cell medicine has huge potential but unscrupulous clinics offering unrealistic hopes are endangering its future

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The health law professor’s never-ending quest to debunk too-good-to-be-true medical procedures, diets and revived ancient therapies has been turned into six-part documentary series titled A User’s Guide to Cheating Death

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Driven by fear of malpractice. Johns Hopkins research team conducts national survey of more than 2,000 physicians

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Brendan Saloner, who studies substance use treatment among young people at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Berman Institute of Bioethics, said the general lack of collegiate recovery options is symptomatic of a broader problem. “We don’t have the infrastructure set up to really help anyone in most places. It’s sort of a bleak world,” he said. “People are desperate, and understandably so.”

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