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“Locker Room Talk” Does Matter Mr. Trump


by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Over the last few days, a number of recordings have come to light showing Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump saying lewd, lascivious, and down right crass statements about women. His response was “It’s just locker room talk.” The problem, Mr. Trump is that words do matter and what we say when we think no one is watching is an insight into our true selves and what we really think.

This issue is quite salient in the culture of medicine.…

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The dangers of euthanasia-on-demand Chicago Tribune

If the Dutch Cabinet gets what it wants, citizens who feel they have a “completed life” soon will be able to request public support for help in ending their lives. It is a frightening precedent that other nations ought not follow, and a policy the Dutch ought to reject.

Mouse eggs made from skin cells in a dish Nature

In a tour de force of reproductive biology, scientists in Japan have transformed mouse skin cells into eggs in a dish, and used those eggs to birth fertile pups. The report marks the first creation of eggs entirely outside a mouse. If the process could be made to work for humans, researchers could produce artificial eggs without needing to implant immature cells into ovaries to complete their development.

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills Washington Post

Cancer patients taking high doses of opioid painkillers are often afflicted by a new discomfort: constipation. Researcher Jonathan Moss thought he could help, but no drug company was interested in his ideas for relieving suffering among the dying.

DNA’s new ‘miracle’: How adoptees are using online registries to find their blood relatives Washington Post

Last year, Bob Nore, a Vietnam War veteran in Huntsville, Ala., was working on a family tree and wanted to trace his ancestors’ history and origins. So he sent a vial of saliva and $89 to a DNA registry for analysis.