Matthew De Camp, MD, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University, Berman Institute of Bioethics, and colleagues authored a position paper from the American College of Physicians published the Annals of Internal Medicine which says volunteer medical trips and other short-term experiences in global health come with specific ethical responsibilities for physicians regarding the people and communities they serve

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Three years ago, Dr. Philip J. Cheng, a urology resident at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, nicked himself while preparing an HIV-positive patient for surgery. Following hospital protocol, he took a one-month course of Truvada, a cocktail of two anti-HIV drugs, to prevent infection. Later, because he was an unattached gay man, he decided to keep taking Truvada to protect himself from getting HIV through sex

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A new working group will develop guidelines for determining whether moving the primates to sanctuaries is harmful to their health

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When Man Meets Metal

November 1, 2017

Rise of the transhumans. At the borderline of technology and biology, ‘bodyhacking’ pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. Is this really the future?

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Policy in UK stirs debate. One local health committee in the UK has announced a controversial policy “to support patients whose health is at risk from smoking or being very overweight.”

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An obscure Obamacare provision forces rural hospitals to pay full price for drugs that many bigger hospitals buy at deeply discounted rates

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a 20-week gestation limit for abortions into law Tuesday, while separately vetoing a measure that would have banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable

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Ohio’s Republican-led legislature passed a law on Tuesday making abortion illegal once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (typically at about six weeks’ gestation). The bill is awaiting a signature from Republican Gov. John Kasich and has divided anti-abortion activists — some support it, but others fear the bill would not withstand a court challenge

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