Stacey Lee, an assistant professor at JHU’s Carey Business School, suggests a more transparent process for patients

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The discovery of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in 1991, which permits non-invasive imaging of brain function, and the wide availability of scanners for research starting in about 2000 fueled claims that what we would learn about the brain and behavior would transform and perhaps revolutionize criminal law

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—and why medical accuracy matters in Hollywood

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After his son’s suicide aged 18, Steve Mallen sees the world differently. Along with a growing number of mental health experts, he wants to reduce the rate of suicide across the world, and is aiming for zero. Simon Usborne finds out more

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For the analysis, published in the July issue of Health Affairs, researchers reviewed 150 studies published from 2011 to 2016 that reported on the proportion of adults who completed advance directives, focusing on living wills and health care power-of-attorney documents

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Patients watch health care debate with dread. The war in Congress over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has brought anxiety to the people whose health insurance is at risk

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Not getting an answer at all. “I thought you could have a mutated gene or not, and with all the cancer in my family, I believed I would carry a mutation. I didn’t know there was this huge third category,” she says. “I got no information – it felt like a huge waste of blood to get a giant question mark.”

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Companies want to replace addictive painkillers and help people detox from opioids

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