You might expect your doctor to recommend what they think best during childbirth, but it’s not uncommon to feel pressured into having a procedure that you don’t want. Rebecca Grant reports on the ethics and law of consent in the delivery room

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Hurricanes Maria and Irma devastated Puerto Rico, a major area for drug-manufacturing plants, causing shortages of many drugs, including cancer and HIV drugs. The storms have also exacerbated the shortage of saline bags that started in 2014. With comments from our Yoram Unguru

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—and why medical accuracy matters in Hollywood

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Nor is the call to regulate it

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The rise of crowdfunding on sites like GoFundMe reflects — and potentially worsens — inequities already at play in US health care, according to new research – with comments from our Alan Regenberg

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Throughout our history, particularly recently, the human race has looked far and wide to answer a complex question — what is a good death? With so many life-sustaining technologies now able to keep us alive almost indefinitely, many believe that a “natural” death is a good one

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— and it’s driving a business worth billions. Adam Tanner, a fellow at Harvard’s institute for quantitative social science and author of a new book on the topic, Our Bodies, Our Data, said that patients generally don’t know that their most personal information – what diseases they test positive for, what surgeries they have had – is the stuff of multibillion-dollar business

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When a woman gets her genome sequenced, questions about privacy arise for her identical twin sister

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