DC's right-to-die law takes effect

Doctors in the nation's capital may now begin the process of prescribing life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Emotions expressed by the dying are unexpectedly positive

Fear of death is a fundamental part of the human experience—we dread the possibility of pain and suffering and we worry that we'll face the end alone. Although thinking about dying can cause considerable angst, new research ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Right-to-try' laws: A patient's best last chance or false hope?

(HealthDay)—The Trump administration may have failed in its initial effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but some activists hope White House support will prove valuable in changing another piece of federal health care ...


Maryland lawmakers file 'end of life options' bill

Supporters of allowing terminally ill patients in unbearable pain to end their lives by self-ingesting doctor-prescribed drugs said Wednesday they hope to pass legislation in Maryland this year now that the state's medical ...

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