Trump is pushing to give terminally ill patients the ‘right to try’ experimental treatments — but it could do more harm than good

Getty Images/Christopher Furlong After a year in which President Donald Trump devoted much of his health policy attention to the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, Trump used part of his recent State of the Union address to press Congress to focus attention in 2018 on a new health priority — the passage […]

Who is best placed to decide the fate of terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard?

Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The tragic case of Charlie Gard will be reconsidered by the High Court in London on July 13. Since its first ruling in April, baby Charlie’s plight has attracted international attention, including comments from the Pope and Donald Trump. The case is significant for its poignancy and its international profile, but […]

111 terminally ill people ended their own lives during first 6 months of California’s right-to-die program

Gerald Herbert/AP Images SAN DIEGO (AP) — California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation’s most populous state. The data was part of the California Department of Public Health’s first report […]

Terminally ill man arrested over plan to kill 3 California doctors

Published time: 7 Jun, 2017 20:24 Edited time: 7 Jun, 2017 20:29 A terminally ill cancer patient, angry that San Francisco Bay Area doctors allegedly treated him like a “laboratory monkey,” has been arrested for planning to kill three of them. Police said Yue Chen, 58, was armed with two handguns with high capacity magazines, […]

Bannon friend likens him to ‘terminally ill family member who had been moved into hospice care’

Thomson Reuters In more evidence of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s waning influence, an unnamed friend has compared him in a Washington Post report to “a terminally ill family member who had been moved into hospice care.” The Post reported that Bannon is struggling to hold onto his job, and President Donald Trump himself […]

Bond of devotion: Man, 31, moves terminally ill neighbour, 89, into home

TWITTER Chris Salvatore and Norma Cook It with smiles and a few simple words of greeting. They grew closer over intimate dinners and champagne. Before long they were inseparable, and moved in together. “I love her,” said Chris Salvatore of Norma Cook. “She’s my best friend. I would do anything for her.” Yet this loving […]