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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    unemployed Brit a long Lent lies before you Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Celebrating 15 years of Dutch euthanasia 13 Feb 2016 Canada s euthanasia courts 13 Feb 2016 IVF audit in Australia 13 Feb

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/nudging (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Symons 29 March 2014 Comments tags obesity Peter Singer stigmatization Obesity is not determined by the foolish decisions of autonomous individuals Weight loss surgery provokes controversy Michael Cook 19 October 2013 Comments tags bariatric surgery obesity Obesity one of the great health issues of our time is provoking some controversial treatments by doctors Here are two recent issues which ought to ring bioethical alarm bells Obesity now an American disease Michael Cook 06 July 2013 Comments tags disease obesity The American Medical Association has declared that it will treat obesity as a disease rather than as just a condition Stigmatizing obesity will harm bioethicists claim Xavier Symons 01 June 2013 Comments tags obesity stigmatization Daniel Callahan has again been criticized for his view that obesity should be stigmatized Should obesity be stigmatized Michael Cook 27 January 2013 Comments tags obesity public health Arguing that obesity may be the most difficult and elusive public health problem the United States has ever encountered and that anti obesity efforts have made little discernible difference a leading American bioethicist says that we need more stigmatization Should parents lose custody of their obese children Jared Yee 14 July 2011 Comments tags Arthur Caplan obesity US One way of managing the US s childhood obesity crisis could be to remove the most severely overweight kids from their parents argues a Harvard obesity expert and pediatrics professor in a controversial commentary published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association South Florida ob gyns reject overweight women Jared Yee 27 May 2011 Comments tags bioethics obesity Several ob gyn doctors in South Florida have rejected patients because they are obese sparking criticism from ethicists Will obesity be our greatest public health threat Jared Yee 17 June 2010 Comments tags obesity public health Federal panel calls

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/obesity (2016-02-18)
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  • Woman risk lives and purchase illegal IVF drugs online
    last resort The fertility drugs include brand names Suprecur Cetrotide and Menopur They are hormone treatments used to stimulate the ovary to produce more eggs to increase fertility and as part of IVF procedures One British woman 26 year old Lorraine Davy almost died after taking the ovulation stimulation drug Clomid I got rushed into A E and they did an ultrasound and the doctor said I had a massive cyst on my ovaries The British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency MHRA has contacted EBay to have the drugs removed from auction MORE ON THESE TOPICS IVF medication public health This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed MOST READ Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/women_risk_lives_for_ivf/11143 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    2013 Comments tags elderly medication A study of more than 6 million American seniors has found that 21 received a prescription for at least one potentially harmful high risk medication Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on completed life euthanasia 13 Feb 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/medication (2016-02-18)
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  • Top scientists call for restrictions on creation of potential pandemic pathogens
    even the most secure laboratories reinforcing the urgent need for a thorough reassessment of biosafety In the past two months three separate incidents have occurred in the US alone involving smallpox anthrax and avian influenza The CWG suggested PPP researchers convene and establish stricter guidelines just as in the Asilomar process A modern version of the Asilomar process which engaged scientists in proposing rules to manage research on recombinant DNA could be a starting point to identify the best approaches to achieve the global public health goals of defeating pandemic disease and assuring the highest level of safety Many more academics including three Nobel laureates have signed the CWG statement since its publication on the 14 th MORE ON THESE TOPICS anthrax public health This article is published by Xavier Symons and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/top_scientists_call_for_restrictions_on_pathogen_creation/11058 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    children informed consent vaccination The threat of bioterrorism is terrifying thought and the US government is set on minimizing any risk But should they go as far as testing a potent anthrax vaccine on young children Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed Recent Posts Dutch psychiatric patients may get euthanasia too easily says US study 14 Feb 2016 A Dutch report applies the brakes on

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/anthrax (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Waiting Room Michael Cook 26 September 2012 Comments tags films public health US The Waiting Room is a wrenching documentary made in 2010 about the crowded emergency room of Highland Hospital in Oakland California Unlike other depictions of the American healthcare system this is detached and dispassionate But what emerges is the impression that at least some parts of it are in crisis Filmed over five months it creates a composite picture of a single day in the hospital This seems well worth watching A malaria vaccine could make the disease worse Michael Cook 04 August 2012 Comments tags developing world health malaria public health So much money invested in a cure for cancer so little into a cure for malaria This is the scenario which is sometimes used as a stick to beat a one eyed focus on the health of baby boomers in the developing world TB patient charged in California for not taking meds Jared Yee 26 May 2012 Comments tags public health Tuberculosis patient Armando Rodriguez was urged multiple times to continue taking his tuberculosis medication Dementia could become a fiscal nightmare says WHO Michael Cook 13 April 2012 Comments tags dementia public health The World Health Organization says that dementia could be an even greater challenge than HIV AIDS in the 21st century A report released this week by WHO and Alzheimer s Disease International ADI calls upon governments policymakers and other stakeholders to make it a global public health priority CIA faked vaccination drive to catch bin Laden Michael Cook 15 July 2011 Comments tags public health vaccination Public health officials are furious after learning that the CIA used a fake vaccination drive to seek out Osama bin Laden The Guardian reported this week that a senior Pakistani doctor was recruited to set up

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/public%20health/P20 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Mexican politician suggests lethal injections for the homeless
    in an interview with the local paper Diario Cambio that this would be an improvement on wandering around on the roads in danger of being hit or causing an accident Ironically Ms Gutierrez Machorro is the councillor responsible for the Vulnerable Groups Commission a group which tries to find ways to help the homeless and disadvantaged She said that she had offered her own home for the homeless but this was obviously not a long term solution More ominously she alleged that vagrants were already being killed some mentally ill patients would be dumped onto highways so that they would be hit by vehicles The councillor s remarks were provoked by frustration with a lack of funding for the homeless from the state government However they caused outrage in Mexico and abroad She has apologized for her remarks and is working on a new plan for the local government MORE ON THESE TOPICS euthanasia Mexico This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/mexican-politician-suggests-lethal-injections-for-the-homeless1/11590 (2016-02-18)
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