Vaccination

Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools

Carl and Kerri Schwartz say they have good medical reason for not vaccinating their disabled 11-year-old son, Thorn, and until recently his local public school went along with their family doctor's advice.

Medical research

Reversing muscular dystrophy

A new technology has brought researchers one step closer to a future cure for congenital muscular dystrophy type1A, a devastating muscle disease that affects children.

Health

New Jersey court ruling lets assisted suicide go ahead

New Jersey can move ahead with a new law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday, overturning a lower court's temporary hold on the law.

Health

Professional coaching alleviates burnout symptoms in physicians

Medical doctors in the United States are twice as likely to experience symptoms of burnout as other workers, which can compromise quality of care and place patients at risk. In a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic ...

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