Need another reason to get the flu shot if you’re pregnant? A study out this week shows that pregnant women with the flu who are hospitalized in an intensive care unit are four times more likely to deliver babies prematurely and four and a half times more likely to have a baby of low birth weight

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HotDoc talked to our Travis Rieder PhD, a bioethicist who became dependent on opioids following a motorcycle accident. Travis shares what his experience with withdrawal felt like and how every doctor he spoke to was at a loss when it came to helping him safely taper off his medication

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But that can hurt you. Few people are familiar with the term “step therapy,” but most Americans have health insurance policies that adopt it. Step therapy programs, also known as “fail first policies,” require patients to try less expensive treatments before insurers agree to pay for more costly alternatives

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A new report, developed by the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics and New Technologies (PREVENT) working group, identifies a cycle of exclusion that prevents pregnant women from accessing the benefits of vaccines. With comments from our Carleigh Krubiner

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What is the deadliest animal on earth? It’s a question that brings to mind fearsome lions, tigers, sharks and crocodiles. But the answer is an animal that is no more than 1 centimeter long

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The unintended consequences of animal gene editing. Unintended effects have included enlarged rabbit tongues and extra pig vertebrae, as bioethicists warn of hubris

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PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true

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