Life and Limb

March 6, 2019

‘It’s Kind of Crazy in a Developed Country’: Inside the Amputation Crisis in the Rio Grande Valley

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A study on rats offers the first biological evidence that small doses of hallucinogenic drugs could have therapeutic benefits

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During the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014, medical workers collected hundreds of thousands of samples of blood from victims and those presumed to be infected, in an effort to stem an epidemic that eventually took more than 11,000 lives

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A look at why some families dealing with serious illnesses are having to put treatment on hold over prescription drug shortages – with comments from our Yoram Unguru

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Going Under

March 5, 2019

When Jessica Hopper was inappropriately groped by an anesthesiologist, during labor, she tries to out him that same day, to a roomful of hospital staff who don’t believe her. That sets her on a many year mission to get someone to take up her cause. She exhausts herself trying

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Family Medicine

March 5, 2019

James Marcus writes about how, at the end of his life, his father went from doctor to patient, from scientist to subject

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Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded

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A powerful new national medical ethics committee, which will approve all clinical trials involving high-risk biomedical technologies, is at the center of a regulatory shakeup Chinese authorities are planning in the aftermath of the widely condemned “CRISPR babies” experiment, STAT has learned

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