“It’s well known that Medicaid enrollees overall have higher burden of physical and mental health problems than the general population,” said study co-author Brendan Saloner of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore

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Administrators at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, yesterday tried to reassure alarmed employees that its recent dismissals of faculty members alleged to have broken federal funding rules were not connected to race or ethnicity

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Updated regulations allow scientists to use some genome-editing techniques in plants and animals without government approval

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New York lags behind other states in vetting nurses and moving to discipline those who are incompetent or commit crimes. Often, even those disciplined by other states or New York agencies hold clear licenses

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Our Travis Rieder, “I think it’s time to vote environmentally. If Republican officials have their way, then President Obama will be unable to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia, meaning that the next president will play a large role in deciding whether the Court is split 5-4 against climate change regulation, or for it.”

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Safety First

February 24, 2016

Nature Eds.: It is worrying that US government departments are unable to divulge basic data on research projects involving human subjects. Such data should be publicly available to ensure volunteers’ safety

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Aaron Carroll: it will most likely be even harder to change the public’s expectations. For decades, we’ve been told, over and over, that more screening is better, that early detection is the key to a cure. That’s true, up to a point. We seem to have passed that point, though, and more and more experts are trying to reverse course

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Op-Ed: Just Another Rule

August 9, 2013

Our Ishan Dasgupta on Alex Rodriguez, PEDs, and why we need to rethink doping in sport.

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