So why aren’t black celebrities, pastors and the NAACP screaming about this issue? Because, according to Dr. Carlton Haywood Jr. of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, a lot of this anti-vaccination movement is about class and choice, as much as it’s about race. “It’s true that blacks and Latinos are less likely to get immunized from diseases than whites, but a lot of that is about healthcare access”

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The Supreme Court of Canada says a law that makes it illegal for anyone to help a person commit suicide should be amended to allow doctors to help in specific situations. 1993 Rodriguez decision ruled against giving terminally ill the right to die

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One campus is refusing to admit kids who haven’t been immunized, and more could follow. With comments from our Leslie Meltzer Henry

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Judy Illes & Fabio Rossi: Gordie Howe’s pursuit of stem cell treatment aboard is an awakening for continued education and informed choice

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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is considering US engagement in the global response to the current Ebola epidemic by examining ethical issues that arise when conducting research during a public health emergency. Our Nancy Kass testified about efforts to accelerate development of drugs and vaccines

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When Tove Schuster raced to help a fellow nurse lift a patient at Crozer-Chester Medical Center near Philadelphia in March 2010, she didn’t realize she was about to become a troubling statistic

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“I have several patients a day who have threatened to leave our practice if we are still going to see patients that are unvaccinated.” Eric Ball, pediatrician

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The device has the potential to save millions of lives

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