Coverage of conflicting breast and lung cancer screening studies puts the science news “see-saw” on tilt. What duties do scientists and journalists have in reporting findings to the public?

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Berman Institute faculty discuss the dilemma posed by randomizing patients — and the anguish of withholding hope.

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Comfort care found to add precious months at the end of life. An interview with palliative care expert Cynda Hylton Rushton

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Jeremy Sugarman has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an organization that serves as an independent adviser to the nation to improve health.

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Overcoming anxiety about autism may be part of the answer in combating the rise in whooping cough cases in California. But Berman Institute faculty say that teen and adult revaccinations are also part of the solution.

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Reporting progress to a hopeful public: News articles underscore the ethical burden of balance shared by researchers, funders and the media

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Focus On: Jack Kevorkian

September 2, 2010

Recent HBO films put “Dr. Death” back in the spotlight. Despite popular sympathies, critics say Kevorkian flouted the ethical duties of a doctor.

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A report from the group Physicians for Human Rights accuses the C.I.A. of experimenting on detainees – evidence suggests health professionals played an unethical role

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