Unfortunately, limited by many factors, our health-care system has suffered from insufficient experimentation and a lack of innovation in approaches to physician and nonphysician provider compensation.
Many workers are routinely fired or forced to take unpaid leave in the U.S. after asking for basic accommodations during their pregnancy.
Despite years of media and public service campaigns appealing for organ donations, donor rates remained static while demand increased — until Facebook, researchers reported.
The Supreme Court rattled the pharmaceutical industry Monday when it ruled that antitrust regulators should be able to challenge the arrangements that allow rival drugmakers to delay the sale of a generic drug.
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling that bans the patenting of naturally occurring genes but allows edited or artificially created DNA to be patented.
The British royal family may have some explaining to do. If the results of a DNA test conducted by BritainsDNA are to be believed, the royal lineage has some unlikely roots — in India.
Boston Children’s Hospital is announcing Monday that it has started the world’s first hand transplant program for youngsters, with the goal of restoring limbs to victims of devastating infections, fires, or accidents.
Research suggests strong relationship between BPA and childhood obesity. The chemical can alter the body’s metabolism, making it difficult for children to lose weight.
The Japanese freshwater eel (Anguilla japonica) has more to offer biologists than a tasty sushi snack. Its muscle fibres produce the first fluorescent protein identified in a vertebrate, researchers report inCell1.
Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process.
A new study says if a teen sees more tobacco ads there is a greater change they will begin smoking, according to HealthDay News.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
Obama administration says NSA data helped make arrests in two important cases – but critics say that simply isn’t true.
The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics will host its first “Global Bioethics Week” June 10-14, designed to launch two unique global research ethics initiatives, in collaboration with colleagues from several African universities.
The Adler School of Professional Psychology recently conducted a study designed to assess the mental health impacts of policy decisions on socially and economically vulnerable communities.
A New England Journal of Medicine study argues that it’s fundamentally unethical for businesses, even ones in the business of healthcare provision, to refuse to hire candidates just because they smoke.
The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network voted to keep the so-called Under 12 Rule, but it created a mechanism that would allow doctors to request exceptions for their pediatric patients.
The Obama administration has decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability of the best-known morning-after contraceptive pill for all women and girls.
Today, organ transplant experts are meeting to review the guidelines for children.
Physicians and therapists traditionally haven’t collaborated much when treating the same patient, but the federal healthcare law is spurring a change.
Debate over the age restriction for lung transplants intensifies, as a second child is temporarily placed on the waiting list for adult lung recipients.
Thursday, the same judge has ordered that a second child at a Philadelphia hospital — a New York City boy — be put on the adult waiting list for donated lungs too, even though neither he nor Murnaghan technically qualify for the list based on their age.
Nearly 1.5 miles beneath Earth’s surface, scientists have discovered pockets of water that have remained in isolation for more than a billion years.
Video report of ethical issues in transplant case including clip of David Magnus.
Children need a full hour of exercise in schools every day, and not just in physical education classes, the Institute of Medicine recommended on Thursday.
Although adults make up the majority of the lung transplant waiting list, bioethicist Art Caplan said children should be given priority if they’re sicker than those adults.
Social stigma a major barrier to seeking help. Conference comes six months after school shooting.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the right of authorities to take DNA from people when they are arrested only partially assures that California’s DNA collection program will survive court.