At a time of rising concern over the cost of medicine, a government-funded study has found that three drugs, ranging in price from $50 to $1,950 a dose, are equally effective in treating many cases of a common form of vision loss caused by diabetes

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When the expert opinions of doctors, government regulations, insurance limitations, and patient desires collide, who gets to decide the if, when, and how of fertility care?

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The DEA restrictions, adopted to curb opioid abuse, mean many vets have to make more appointments with an already overburdened VA

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But could someone use that information to make the brains of a nonhuman species more like us — to create the kind of super chimps that mocked humans in the Planet of the Apes? “One can never say never, but I think it’s a pretty long-shot, far-fetched type concern,” says Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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What Pushes Scientists to Lie?

February 18, 2015

The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata. The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery

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A few months ago, I met a grandpa whom I’ll never forget. His name is Edwin Koryan. And he’s a pharmacist in Voinjama, Liberia. Edwin remembers the moment he felt the first symptoms of Ebola. He was taking care of his 5-year-old granddaughter Komasa. They were sharing a room and a bed

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Pregnant And Uninsured?

February 18, 2015

Uninsured women who learn they are pregnant outside of the regular three-month open enrollment period, which this year ended Sunday, can get stuck paying thousands of dollars for prenatal care and delivery — or worse, going without care. Advocacy groups are asking the administration to allow women to sign up whenever they become pregnant

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“There was a lot of excitement about it,” said Ms. Agrawal, the chief executive of Health Flights Solutions, adding that if Americans start traveling to Cuba for affordable medical treatments, it could mean a big economic boost for the country’s health system

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