A group of patients and doctors are filing a lawsuit Wednesday asking New York courts to rule that medically-assisted suicide is legal in the state

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The health law brought regulations to limit for the first time the cost-sharing in plans. An individual plan sold on an exchange can’t include out-of-pocket costs greater than $6,600. But the regulation still only applies to providers and specialists specified by the plan as “in-network.”

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So has dying in America gotten any less painful? Despite efforts to build hospice and palliative care programs across the country, the answer seems to be a resounding no

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How close are we to preventing the inheritance of mitochondrial disorders?

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For three years, Dr. Robert Green, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been painstakingly gathering genetic data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients, trying to figure out whether genetic differences explain why the disease progresses over a quarter century in some people and kills others within five years

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The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people

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People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there’s no direct translation for the word “depression” in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means “the water in my heart has fallen.”

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The halted trial was testing the antiviral drug brincidofovir at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. The developer of the drug, Chimerix, announced late Friday that it would no longer participate in the study.

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