New report says individual research results should be shared with participants more often
When conducting research involving the testing of human biospecimens, investigators and their institutions should routinely consider whether and how to return individual research results to participants through an informed decision-making process, says a new National Academies report.Source: EurekAlert!
DeLauro urges students to back health care
In the wake of renewed Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-New Haven, delivered an impassioned speech Monday night at the Yale School of Public Health on the future of national health care reform.Source: Yale Daily News
Researchers call for improved transparency in non-regulated intervention trials
Efforts to promote the availability of data from clinical trials have been led predominantly by regulators or drug companies and tend to focus on regulated interventions such as for drugs, biologics and medical devices.
Book: Safe Passage
The study and practice of end-of-life care has seen an increasing understanding of the need for care that integrates clinical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and ethical expertise. This book collects perspectives from a diverse array of religions with ethical dilemmas and clinical problems in view.
Report Calls for Reform of South Africa’s Compensation System for Mine Workers Suffering from Lung Disease
Mine workers in southern Africa have some of the highest rates of occupational lung disease in the world. These diseases, including silicosis and tuberculosis, acquired in the gold mines of South Africa have, over many decades, left hundreds of thousands of men disabled, in penury, or dead.
Report Finds U.N. Responsible for Deadly Cholera Epidemic in Haiti
The United Nations inadvertently caused a deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti, and has legal and moral obligations to remedy the situation, according to new report released by researchers from the Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health.
Professor’s Paper Cited in Defense of Nation’s Health Care Reform
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a legal challenge to the nation’s new health care law, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and an article by a Yale School of Public Health professor will play a role in the legal proceedings.
Docs paid by ICD makers more likely to favor manufacturer: JAMA study
Patients were more likely to receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator from the manufacturer that made the largest payment to their physician, according to findings in an original investigation published Tuesday in JAMA.Source: Healthcare Dive