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Monday 19th March 2018

Male Pill Could Be on Horizon as Trials Yield Positive Results

(The Guardian) – A male pill could be on the horizon after early trials showed a once-daily tablet was safe and appeared to work, according to researchers. The quest to develop a male contraceptive pill has been long and fraught. … Read More

Does California Abortion Law Protect Women or Force Clinics to Deliver Message They Abhor? Supreme Court to Decide.

(The Washington Post) – Vatuone’s pregnancy center and others like it will be at the Supreme Court next week arguing that California’s law is a violation of their free-speech rights. They claim the legislature’s attempt to counter “fake” clinics that … Read More

Government Panel Set Propose National Survey on Forced Sterilizations under Defunct Eugenics Law: Sources

(The Japan Times) – The government is planning to carry out a nationwide survey into forced sterilization operations ordered under a now-defunct eugenics law, amid renewed scrutiny of the practice, sources said Wednesday. The results of the survey, which the … Read More

How Editing RNA–Not DNA–Could Cure Disease in the Future

(Gizmodo) – DNA is the code of life, and so advances that allow us to edit that code have unlocked vast potential, from simply editing away the buggy code of disease, to engineering animals that don’t spread illness, to, maybe … Read More

Landmark Report Concludes Abortion in U.S. Is Safe

(NPR) – Abortions in the United States are safe and have few complications, according to a landmark new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report, called “The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction Becomes the New Frontier for Stem-Cell Clinics Hawking Unproven ‘Treatments’

(Los Angeles Times) – Sexual performance appears to be a new frontier for the stem-cell promoters. But it wouldn’t be surprising that they see it as a potential gold mine. U.S. Stem Cell, the Florida company that performed Greenfield’s liposuction … Read More

Woman Dies in Arizona after Being Hit by Uber Self-Driving Car

(Reuters) – A woman died of her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, and the ride hailing company said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle program across the United States and … Read More

Friday 16th March 2018

How I Saw Stephen Hawking’s Death as a Disabled Person

(BBC) – Stephen Hawking’s death has reminded me why I’m tired, as a disabled person and a wheelchair user, of being labelled an inspiration just for living my everyday life. Prof Hawking was an extraordinary scientist and an incredibly intelligent … Read More

‘Right to Try’ Seeks Traction in US

(Medical Xpress) – Drugs that are already on the market—if they exist—no longer work for them. They want to take part in a clinical trial but can’t, either because they are too sick, too young, too old or too far … Read More

Are Research Papers Less Accurate and Truthful than in the Past?

(The Economist) – AN ESSENTIAL of science is that experiments should yield similar results if repeated. In recent years, however, some people have raised concerns that too many irreproducible results are being published (see chart 1). This phenomenon, it is … Read More

There’s an Opioid Abuse Problem Unfolding in African Cities and It’s Not Getting the Attention It Needs

(Quartz) – In Gabon, where Tramore is known as “Kobolo” high school teachers are struggling to contain a crisis. Upon request, some of Khartoum’s roadside tea-sellers are even known to drop the painkiller in a cup of tea. In January, … Read More

Genetics Tests Ordered by Doctors Race to Market, While ‘Direct-to-Consumer’ Tests Hinge on FDA Approval

(STAT News) – The Food and Drug Administration is keeping tight watch on “direct-to-consumer” genetic tests but has been taking a hands-off approach with similar tests that have a crucial distinction: a physician’s sign-off. A physician order appears to be … Read More

Young Blood: Magic or Medicine?

(The Conversation) – Blood is a potent symbol of life and of death. It is hardly surprising, then, that this incredible fluid is linked to the search for eternal youth in literature, legend, magic and medicine. Recent scientific studies have … Read More

‘Women in Argentina Live in Hell’: Calls for Legal Abortion Grow

(The Guardian) – The country has very restrictive abortion laws. Even when it is deemed lawful – in the case of rape, or when a woman’s life is in danger – doctors are often unwilling to proceed for fear of … Read More

Stem Cell Researchers Investigated for Misconduct Recommended for Roles at Italy’s NIH

(Retraction Watch) – Two stem cell scientists who left Harvard University in the aftermath of a messy misconduct investigation may have found new roles in Italy’s National Institute of Health. According to a document on the institute’s website, which we had … Read More

2 Fertility Clinics Notify Couples after Storage Failures Destroy Eggs and Embryos

(TIME) – Two fertility clinics across the country from each other experienced equipment failures on the same day that may have damaged hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos, something that a fertility expert called a stunning coincidence and that is … Read More

Thursday 15th March 2018

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor? The Politics of Prognosis

(Aeon) – In other words, if a condition is thought to result in a low chance of survival, it translates into less care for the person with it. Invoking probabilities can create a fatal cycle that shapes how people understand … Read More

For Aspiring Doctors with Disabilities Many Medical Schools Come Up Short

(Kaiser Health News) – Being a medical student or resident is hard enough, but what if you have a disability that adds to the challenge? One medical resident with a physical disability was about a year and a half into … Read More

Researchers Say Use of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Raises Ethical Questions

(Medical Xpress) – In a perspective piece, Stanford researchers discuss the ethical implications of using machine-learning tools in making health care decisions for patients. Artificial intelligence is hard at work crunching health data to improve diagnostics and help doctors make better … Read More

Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery

(Wired) – Now add to the mix the da Vinci robotic surgery system, which operators control from across the room, precisely guiding instruments from a specially-designed console. In traditional surgery, the resident gets hands-on action, holding back tissue, for instance. … Read More

Hepatitis C Drugs Save Lives, but Sick Prisoners Aren’t Getting Them

(New York Times) – Any national campaign to eliminate hepatitis C, an insidious virus that kills tens of thousands of Americans a year, would almost certainly involve prisons. One in seven state inmates are believed to be infected, and the … Read More

How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

(NPR) – Several large studies show an increased risk of suicide among drug users addicted to opioids, especially women. In a study of 5 million veterans, women were eight times as likely as others to be at risk for suicide, … Read More

Female Doctors Make $105,000 Less than Male Peers, Review Finds

(Bloomberg) – Female doctors made about 28 percent less than their male peers last year, a gender wage gap that persisted across different medical specialties and different parts of the country, according to a survey of U.S. physicians. On average, … Read More

Kenyan Nurse Handed Brain Surgeon the Wrong Patient

(BBC) – A Kenyan nurse has admitted to sending the wrong patient for brain surgery, blaming a heavy workload for the error. Mary Wahome only realised her mistake when surgeons said they could not find the patient’s blood clot. They were meant … Read More

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Judge Blocks Ohio Ban on Abortions Due to Down Syndrome

(ABC News) – A state law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome was placed on hold by a federal judge on Wednesday. Judge Timothy Black said the law’s opponents are “highly likely” to … Read More

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