Ira Byock writes, “Centuries from now, one of the things our era will be known for is the plague of dying badly. A growing number of physicians believe that one solution is helping their dying patients choose to end their lives. I disagree.”

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The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half

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A new batch of projects launched this month reflects a broadened scope, with topics ranging from self-driving cars and animal welfare in agriculture to refugee policies under the Trump administration

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Chris Gard and Connie Yates want permission to take the 11-month-old home for his final days. But Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said it was not practical to provide the level of life-support treatment to Charlie at the couple’s London home. It says a hospice would be a more appropriate place for him

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It remains to be seen if the trial will move forward

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Unplugged and Unmoored

September 16, 2016

Susan Gubar: I realized that I could do without the television and the landline, but the loss of the web was harrowing. I worried: How could I, as a cancer patient, manage to exist without internet access?

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Kimberly Cervantes has spent much of her young life in Compton. She’s street smart and savvy; her maturity was born out of a violent childhood. Cervantes and other students are suing the School District, arguing that the trauma they faced makes it difficult to learn and demanding that the district offer them additional support, in much the same way schools must accommodate students with other disabilities

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Doctor suicide is the medical profession’s grubby secret – but it’s unclear why some of those dedicated to preserving life silently plot their own deaths

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