October 26, 2017

‘No One Is Coming:’ Investigation Reveals Hospices Abandon Patients at Death’s Door

(TIME) – The investigation analyzed 20,000 government inspection records, revealing that missed visits and neglect are common for patients dying at home. Families or caregivers have filed over 3,200 complaints with state officials in the past five years. Those complaints … Read More

October 4, 2017

Hollywood Special Effects Are Helping Surgeons Practice Brain Surgery

(Quartz) – Brain-surgery training can be very different from the real experience in an operating room. Cadavers are expensive and so neurosurgeons-in-training typically watch videos of the surgeries, then practice on fruits and vegetables. Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital wanted … Read More

January 16, 2017

Invisible Lives: A Legacy of China’s Family Planning Rules

(Aeon) – In 1979 China introduced one of the largest social engineering efforts in human history – the ‘one-child policy’ – to combat population growth. In addition to leaving the country with problematic demographic imbalances, this family planning policy has created an underclass of … Read More

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