One of the most powerful U.S. government agencies is bungling its public duties by planning to remove information about hospital-acquired conditions measurements from a website that allows patients to see how hospitals stack up against the national average.
After Kentucky Kernel reporter Aaron Smith directly called two other students to confirm a rumor and reported their status as new walk-on basketball players in the newspaper, the University of Kentucky barred Smith from covering the school’s annual event where reporters interview team members.
If the local children’s hospital that performs heart surgeries on kids has been suspended and is being investigated, the public deserves to know what’s going on. If the hospital is funded by public dollars, there should not be a fight over letting the public know what’s going on.
The Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA) – housed at the University of San Francisco – just announced the addition of 58 documents that shed light on decades old decisions about contaminated blood products.
Having grown up in a "natural is best" kind of environment, Nathanael Johnson became the family skeptic. His book looks at the polarized viewpoints in a world of "global warming, killer germs, and obesity."
We should be happy to have our death records become part of the public record after we die. It’s good for scientific research. It’s good for genealogical research. It’s good for journalism, too, as the Hartford Courant points out.
Suppose you arrive at work only to be told by your editor that today you're writing about a questionable new study claiming that radiation from the nuclear meltdown in Japan is causing thyroid disorders in U.S. babies. How should you proceed?
When an online news service wrote a story about potential health effects in the U.S. from the nuclear meltdown in Japan, people were frightened. The article was an act of fearmongering that could've been easily avoided.