Tag: policy

August 2019
feet in worn sneakers stop in front of a yellow line on the pavement that reads: "United States of America"
News

How the new ‘public charge’ rule affects immigrants’ healthcare benefits

by ,  /  27 August 2019

A new rule to restrict legal immigration, published by the Trump administration this month, is sowing confusion and anxiety even among immigrants not directly affected by it.

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researchers, doctors and others work together to help a family and their autistic child. Family is at the center of a flower, and the researchers are moving the petals into place.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Medical ‘home’ programs offer coordinated care for autistic people

by ,  /  13 August 2019

A Utah program provides comprehensive care for autistic people across the lifespan and engages families in the decision-making.

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Scientists win two-year reprieve from controversial new clinical trial policy

by  /  1 August 2019

Following pushback from scientists, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has issued a two-year delay on a rule requiring basic researchers to register their studies as clinical trials.

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July 2019
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Preprint server aims to lead medical research into era of open science

by  /  31 July 2019

Envisioned as bioRxiv’s clinical cousin, the new preprint server medRxiv hosts unpublished manuscripts describing original medical research.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Community delivery of autism therapies lags far behind evidence

by  /  23 July 2019

Most community clinicians do not deliver care that is in line with the latest evidence — and they are not improving over time.

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Features / Deep Dive

When autistic people commit sexual crimes

by  /  17 July 2019

Many first-time sex offenders on the spectrum may not understand the laws they break. How should their crimes be treated?

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June 2019
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Data analysis, open access could improve peer-review process

by ,  /  26 June 2019

Data analysis can improve the vetting of scientific papers, but first publishers must agree to make the information public.

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Netherlands law limits children’s access to autism services

by  /  24 June 2019

A law implemented four years ago has made it difficult for Dutch children in some regions to have access to mental health care.

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How Trump’s fetal-tissue policy impacts medical research

by ,  /  12 June 2019

The announcement this week that the U.S. federal government is changing its policy on the use of human fetal tissue in medical research is designed to please anti-abortion groups.

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Mental health coverage lags behind physical, despite laws promising parity

by ,  /  10 June 2019

Two U.S. federal laws were designed to bring parity between mental and physical healthcare coverage, but disparities remain.

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