November 19, 2013 6:01 pm
There is no statistical proof that doctors enjoy a better quality of life before death than the rest of us. But research indicates they are better planners.
November 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Only the second-ever set of US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity — and the first in 15 years — have been issued today.
November 8, 2013 1:41 pm
Regulatory policy should be based on rules that are clear, with a process that is transparent, and on decisions that are accountable and reviewable, and that are congruent with other public policy imperatives.
November 6, 2013 7:16 pm
A New Mexico man is suing police for allegedly “subjecting him to multiple digital penetrations and three enemas,” among other “shockingly invasive medical procedures” — all on an invalid warrant, all without finding any drugs — his lawyers claim.
November 6, 2013 4:37 pm
A new report accuses the U.S. government of directing doctors, nurses and psychologists to participate in the abuse of detainees in Afghanistan, Guantánamo and Iraq.
October 22, 2013 3:20 pm
Right now there are no rules or even suggestions to guide doctor-patient relationships over the Internet.
October 21, 2013 3:24 pm
Smart people disagree about whether the SUPPORT study was ethical or safe. It turns out that a few more babies in the low-oxygen group died, and a few more babies in the high-oxygen group developed short-term eye disease.
October 17, 2013 5:42 pm
Clinical ethicists play a vital role in hospitals and other health care systems by helping to resolve ethical conflicts that arise between patients, families, and clinicians about end-of-life care and other important medical decisions.
October 16, 2013 2:46 pm
A young woman, dying of a cancer, makes choices that test the bounds of autonomous choice and test her physician’s own moral code.
October 15, 2013 2:37 pm
The compensation of nonprofit hospital executives wasn’t linked to processes of care, patient outcomes, or the charity care the facility provided, a retrospective observational study found.