For about a decade now, policy makers and the soda industry have been fighting about the idea of a big soda tax. Proponents say it would fight obesity by reducing consumption of sugary drinks. A leading objection by the industry is that the tax simply would not work

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In August, 2015, a US federal district judge summarily dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Alabama in Birmingham’s institutional ethics review board brought by families of infants who had participated in the Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT) study

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Doctors say Pauline Cafferkey is suffering “an unusual late complication” from her previous Ebola infection. They note that “Pauline previously had the Ebola virus and this is therefore not a new infection.”

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It is hoped the cells, which are able to transform into a range of tissues, will lessen symptoms of incurable brittle bone disease

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In recent times it has become appealing to believe that your dead brain might be preserved sufficiently by freezing so that some future civilization could bring your mind back to life

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William C. Stubing, former President of The Greenwall Foundation and beloved friend, died on October 4, 2015. He was a singular force in building a robust field of biomedical ethics in the United States

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Study to collect data from customers of genetic-testing services

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