Study Identifies New Cell Type That Triggers Deadly Allergic Reactions
For millions of Americans, contact with certain foods can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. A new study has uncovered a previously unknown cell type that promotes the reaction and could be used to identify individuals who are most at risk.
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
Who should inform the public on the president’s health? Yale Biomedical Ethics expert weighs in
Patient-physician confidentiality is a fundamental principle of medical ethics. In an interview with WTNH, Sarah Hull, MD, the associate director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics, discusses how physicians should balance obligations toward individual patients with the duty to promote public health and preserve public trust.Source: WTNH
Not so conscientious objection: When can doctors refuse to treat?
In overturning the Trump administration’s attempt to expand the so-called conscience rule for health care workers this week, a federal judge has brought renewed attention to a long-simmering debate in medicine over when doctors can decline to provide treatment to patients without abdicating their professional responsibilities.Source: STAT
Registration for "IMED 630–Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research" Is Now Open
This semester-length course addresses topics that are central to the conduct of biomedical research, including the ethics of clinical investigation, conflicts of interest, misconduct in research, data acquisition, and protection of research subjects.
Coleman Is Named to Federal Committee That Advises on Human Research Protections
Linda Coleman, JD, the director of the Yale Human Research Protection Program, which assists the university in meeting its ethical and regulatory obligations for the protection of human participants in research, has accepted an appointment to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection, which advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians recognized as CT Magazine 'Best Doctors'
Connecticut Magazine has named 72 Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital physicians to its 2019 Best Doctors guide. Published in the magazine’s June issue, the Best Doctors list consists of 782 Connecticut physicians from 78 medical specialties.
Humanitarian Award Presented to Kristaps Keggi, MD
The 2019 Humanitarian Service Award is awarded in recognition of the volunteer work and commitment by an orthopaedic surgeon member. This award is to acknowledge the tireless efforts, outstanding commitment and sustained dedication in service to humanity.
Diabetics rationing insulin amid rising drug prices
Drug manufacturers were grilled Wednesday about the skyrocketing price of insulin, which has doubled in the last five years and led some patients to ration the life-saving drug. One study finds the underuse of insulin could affect nearly 40 million people with diabetes by 2030.Source: CBS News