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Election 2016: Where do the parties stand on health


by Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.

These recent weeks have been historical firsts in the U.S. The first time a billionaire with no political experience became a major party Presidential candidate and the first time a female became a Presidential candidate. Listening to the Republican and Democratic conventions feels like a tennis match not only for the personal lobs but also because they present such drastically different views of the world.

Part of the purpose of the convention (other than free prime time advertising and encouraging the base) is to lay out their platforms for the upcoming election.…

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Europe overhauls rules for ‘first-in-human’ trials in wake of French disaster Science

The European Union is beefing up protections for volunteers in phase I clinical trials in the wake of a disastrous clinical study in Rennes, France, that resulted in the death of one volunteer and the hospitalization of five others. On 21 July, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London announced in a “concept paper” that it wants to improve strategies to identify and reduce risks in “first-in-human” (FIH) studies on healthy volunteers. EMA is asking for input from stakeholders.

Building a Better Human With Science? The Public Says, No Thanks New York Times

Americans aren’t very enthusiastic about using science to enhance the human species. Instead, many find it rather creepy

A New Depression Treatment Shows Promise Time

A new method known as behavioral activation (BA) is effective and can be cheaper than cognitive behavioral therapy.

The HIV Trap: A Woman’s Lack Of Control NPR

When you’re pregnant, going to the doctors can be exciting. You get to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl. Maybe hear the baby’s heart beat. But in southern Africa, many women find out something else.