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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Top Medical News from Across Medscape

  • Pollution in the Air at ERS International CongressThe European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress will mark the sixtieth anniversary of the British Clean Air Act and will focus on the effect of chronic air pollution from conception to end of life.

Special Report

  • Zika is in the United States.  Find all you need to know to stay abreast of the latest news and developments in our Zika resource center.

Business of Medicine

  • It's Ethically Wrong to Diagnose Clinton and Trump From Afar   It may be interesting for doctors to diagnose presidential candidates whom they haven't actually examined, but an ethicist says that doing so is ethically despicable.
  • Should Physicians Help Terminal Patients Die?   Physician-assisted dying is legal in some states, but many doctors feel that it violates their oath to do no harm. Experts offer compelling reasons for and against physician-assisted death.

Medscape Editor-in-Chief

  • Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California
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