Hastings Center

Nailah Winkfield, left, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, is comforted by brother Omari Sealey as she talks to the media outside Children's Hospital Oakland, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Tribune, D. Ross Cameron)

Q&A: Girl’s brain death ignites difficult debate

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California hospital and family are embroiled in a harrowing legal and medical fight that has reignited the debate about when machines keeping a severely brain-damaged person alive should be turned […]

12/31/2013

US Public Health Service

Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not let them die?

01/27/2013

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