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FDA Puts New Restrictions on Hiring of Foreign Scientists
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Documents suggest the limits are linked to background check hurdles-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficit Skyward
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If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums would rise by as much as 20 percent and the federal deficit would rise. www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/...
For Parents of Children Like Charlie Gard, Learning to ‘Redefine Hope’
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For parents of incurably ill children, the death of a British baby evoked memories of their own search for treatment and answers where often few existed. www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/...
The Ethics Issue Blocking Organ Transplant Research
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As a matter of biology, brain death is catastrophic for the body.

Yes, the heart can still beat and a ventilator can provide oxygen, but there is no brain to coordinate the tasks of staying alive. Hormones that tell organs what to do are out of whack. Inflammatory molecules flood the body. Cells die. “You can see the kidneys don’t work as well, the lungs don’t work was well, and the heart can look stunned,” says Darren Malinoski, a

The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital
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The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment. www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/...
The New Science of Sex and Gender
Why the new science of sex & gender matters for everyone-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com www.scientificamerican.com/...
The New Old Age: The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.
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Patients often don’t recall what was said in the doctor’s office. Should you record the visit to review later? www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/...
This 10-Second Quiz Can Tell You if You Should Get Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women, partly because the disease is often diagnosed too late to treat effectively. The American Lung Association wants to change that, by encouraging people who are at high risk of lung cancer to talk to their doctor about a potentially lifesaving screening procedure.

On a website launched this month, people can take...

More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen
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The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday. www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/...
The Next Chapter in a Viral Arms Race
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In 1898, scientists in Uruguay noticed that some of their laboratory rabbits were dying from a mysterious illness, their skin riddled with tumors and weeping wounds. The researchers named the disease myxomatosis. They showed that it was caused by a new virus. And they argued that this myxoma virus—highly lethal, specific to rabbits, and spread by mosquito bites—was exactly what the Australian government was looking for.

Europeans had introduced rabbits to Australia at the end of the ...