October 20, 2014

Italian Nurse Daniela Poggiali Is Accused of Killing ‘Up to 38 Patients Because She Found Them Annoying’

(The Independent) – Dozens of suspicious deaths in a hospital in northern Italy may have been the work of a suspected “killer” nurse with a grudge against “annoying patients with pushy relatives,” claim investigators. Daniela Poggiali, 42, was arrested at … Read More

October 20, 2014

Assisted Suicide Guidelines Relaxed by Director of Public Prosecutions

(The Telegraph) – Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain’s most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted suicide. Until now all … Read More

October 17, 2014

Issues Continue to Dog the Testing of Ebola Drugs and Vaccine

(Science) – At a U.S. congressional hearing today that examined the country’s public health response to Ebola, an official from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it’s working to develop “a flexible and innovative protocol” to evaluate experimental treatments … Read More

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