Ethicists can step in. It’s not uncommon for nursing staff to report moral distress after administering palliative sedation to a patient who dies shortly afterward. With comments from our Cynda Rushton

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Long-awaited regulations may curb rogue clinics offering unproven treatments

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Amateurs are ready and able to try the CRISPR technique for rewriting genes

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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast and the New Orleans levees failed, we still don’t know how many people died in the storm and its aftermath

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Aphantasia

August 26, 2015

A life without mental images. Close your eyes and imagine walking along a sandy beach and then gazing over the horizon as the Sun rises. How clear is the image that springs to mind?
Most people can readily conjure images inside their head – known as their mind’s eye

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Mosaic: The WHO wants to eliminate rabies in Asia by 2020. But how, when rabid dogs are running India ragged? Mary-Rose Abraham reports

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More than 46 million people around the world suffer from dementia, according to a report released Tuesday

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A prototype 3D-printed robotic hand that can be made faster and more cheaply than current alternatives is this year’s UK winner of the James Dyson Award

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