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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    drugs will cycling become drug free Paralympic cheats is pain a drug Michael Cook 01 September 2012 Comments tags drugs in sport enhancement sports In a practice called boosting paralympic athletes subject their body to extreme pain to raise their blood pressure and heart beat 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/drugs+in+sport (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    rights activists and fans of human enhancement who are interested in the rights of robots and aliens Make the world a better place Take nice drugs Michael Cook 02 February 2013 Comments tags enhancement free will moral enhancement Is moral bioenhancement the answer to the dark clouds gathering over the future of humanity Will Armstrong s confession change cycling Michael Cook 19 January 2013 Comments tags drugs in sport enhancement Julian Savulescu sports The canary is dead Now what about the coal mine After Lance Armstrong s confession to Oprah Winfrey in a 90 minute television that he won all of his seven Tour de France titles with the help of performance enhancing drugs will cycling become drug free What happens if soldiers get a psychological vaccination Michael Cook 07 December 2012 Comments tags enhancement warfare What happens if soldiers are taught to ignore compassion Savulescu and Harris debate enhancing morality Michael Cook 07 December 2012 Comments tags enhancement Julian Savulescu utilitarianism Two utilitarians slug it out over enhancing morality Another Hollywood bioethics lesson Michael Cook 15 November 2012 Comments tags enhancement films genetic engineering The bioethics angle in Cloud Atlas Are drugs or democracy our bulwark against the apocalypse Michael Cook 21 October 2012 Comments tags democracy enhancement Julian Savulescu A new book by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu Unfit for the Future fills in the case for biomedical moral enhancement which they have been making in journal articles recently Paralympic cheats is pain a drug Michael Cook 01 September 2012 Comments tags drugs in sport enhancement sports In a practice called boosting paralympic athletes subject their body to extreme pain to raise their blood pressure and heart beat Russian billionaire offers immortality by 2045 Michael Cook 04 August 2012 Comments tags enhancement evolution immortality The dream of achieving biological immortality may have taken a big step forward A 31 year old Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov claims that his research team will be able to transplant a human brain into an artificial body by 2020 And by 2045 he is sure that he will be able to create hologram avatars with the same capabilities as the humans in the James Cameron film Bourne gets enhanced Michael Cook 02 August 2012 Comments tags enhancement films military ethics Hollywood takes a definitive look at genetic enhancement in the latest instalment in the Bourne series The Bourne Legacy to be released next week Should Olympic athletes be allowed to use performance enhancing drugs Michael Cook 28 July 2012 Comments tags drug doping enhancement Olympics sports The London Olympics have arrived and with them come familiar controversies over drug cheats IOC President Jacques Rogge said yesterday that tests had identified more than 100 cheats in the lead up to the Games Years of tough restrictions appear to be bearing fruit with fewer scandals every time the Olympics are held Are cognitive neuroenhancing drugs ethical German ethicists say No Michael Cook 26 May 2012 Comments tags cognitive enhancers enhancement The near frontier of human

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/enhancement (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Paralympic cheats: is pain a drug?
    makes sad viewing Drug doping is opposed not only because it gives competitors who use drugs an unfair advantage but also because it can be dangerous But cheating by paraplegic or quadriplegic athletes can be so dangerous that it puts Lance Armstrong s activities in the shade according to a disturbing report in the BBC In a practice called boosting athletes subject their body to extreme pain to raise their blood pressure and heart beat This happens spontaneously in able bodied athletes but not in athletes with spinal injuries So players do things like sit on a sharp object strangulate testicles retain urine or even break toes with a hammer They can t feel the pain but their bodies do react The technical term for it is induced autonomic dysreflexia Boosting is extremely dangerous and has been banned since 1994 at the Paralympics The high blood pressure could burst blood vessels in the eye or cause a stroke How many athletes engage in boosting A survey at the Beijing Olympics found that 17 admitted that they had done it Dr Andrei Krassioukov a professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia and a specialist in spinal injuries believes that the figure at the London Games must be more like 30 No one knows for sure What s going to happen one day is that someone is going to have a stroke right on the court and then they are going to have to talk about it says Dr Krassioukov The disturbing anecdotes about boosting add a new dimension to the bioethics debate about whether sportsmen should be allowed to take performance enhancing drugs Can pain and mutilation really be regarded as performance enhancing drugs MORE ON THESE TOPICS drugs in sport enhancement sports This article is published by Michael

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/paralympic_cheats_is_pain_a_drug/10220 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Savulescu defends Olympic doping
    competitive sports for three reasons First the ban is ruining the mood and spirit of the game It s hard to enjoy any sports narrative if we don t know who is clean and who isn t Second the ban is actually bad for the health of the athletes They currently use undetectable substances and methods with no medical supervision or responsibility How can this be monitored Third the ban is unfair Honest athletes don t have access to safe enhancement methods Cheaters have the competitive advantage He was also grilled on his ideas by a correspondent for RT America the Russian news service See video MORE ON THESE TOPICS drug doping Julian Savulescu sports 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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/savulescu_defends_olympic_doping/10191 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    Comments tags drug doping enhancement Olympics sports The London Olympics have arrived and with them come familiar controversies over drug cheats IOC President Jacques Rogge said yesterday that tests had identified more than 100 cheats in the lead up to the Games Years of tough restrictions appear to be bearing fruit with fewer scandals every time the Olympics are held Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter Subscribe to BioEdge RSS

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/drug+doping (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Should Olympic athletes be allowed to use performance-enhancing drugs?
    endorse the use of drugs in sports who are in the headlines this week If the goal is to protect health then medically supervised doping is likely to be a better route says Andy Miah a bioethicist at the University of the West of Scotland in Ayr told Nature Better yet the world of sport should complement the World Anti Doping Agency with a World Pro Doping Agency the goal of which is to invest in safer forms of enhancement But the leading spokesman for making drugs freely available to athletes is Julian Savulescu an Australian who teaches at Oxford University In a very interesting interview in Der Spiegel he argued that it is impossible to stop athletes from using drugs to get a winning edge So we have to go for the second best option which is having an open market for doping he said Admittedly this is risky but Boxers risk severe brain damage Cyclists careening downhill at speeds exceeding 70 kilometers per hour risk their lives These dangers are far greater than those connected with controlled and responsible use of drugs and we accept them As a safeguard doping should be done under medical supervision by doctors who are obliged to do as they are asked I think it is part of the doctors professional obligation to more broadly protect athletes health rather than saying no I won t do it that s their own problem They have an obligation to provide doping services like they offer abortion services even if they might personally object to abortion Der Spiegel s journalist was baffled by the comparison of abortion to sport But Savulescu insisted Pregnancy is not a disease so abortion is no therapy In most cases it is a reproductive enhancement It helps people decide when to

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  • BioEdge: the latest news and articles about bioethics
    more than 100 cheats in the lead up to the Games Years of tough restrictions appear to be bearing fruit with fewer scandals every time the Olympics are held 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

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/tag/Olympics (2016-02-18)
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  • German football legend dies by assisted suicide
    Dortmund in the first minute of the game against Werder Bremen which his team eventually lost He later became a coach for FC Zurich leading them to 4 league titles in Switzerland Konietzka was an advocate for mercy killing and appeared on TV in 2010 to support it saying in an interview that he was planning his death Football co uk Mar 13 Independent March 15 MORE ON THESE TOPICS

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/german_football_legend_dies_by_assisted_suicide/9982 (2016-02-18)
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