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The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice, by Steven H. Miles, MD, Georgetown University Press, March 2020, ISBN: 9781626167520,
Bioethics
Steven Miles

by Steven H Miles, MD

The Nazi Doctors at Nuremberg in 1945 brought enormous attention on medical war crimes. The unearthing of complicity of United States physicians and psychologists with interrogational torture during the war on terror of  at the beginning of the 21st century reignited attention to participation of physicians in human rights crimes. In retrospect, two aspects of that renewed attention deserved more scrutiny.…

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The Price for Eternal Youth is $1 Million and Dumping Ethics
Bioethics
Craig Klugman

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. As the legend goes, in the 16th Century, when he was 51 years of age, Ponce de Leon received permission from the King and Queen of Spain to explore the islands north of Puerto Rico to search for the fountain of youth, a fabled spring that would grant eternal life and youth to whomever drank from it or bathed in it.…

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Journals.


  • BioethicsTV (October 27-November 1, 2019): #NewAmsterdam; #ChicagoMed

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying; Inherent bias; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 6): Excusing battery; Jehovah’s Witness and blood transfusion; Be yourself or maintain health New Amsterdam (Season 2: Episode 6): Lying;...
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    Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Marking Its Fortieth Anniversary

    You can read this editorial and other articles in this month's issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by Tom Beauchamp, Ph.D. & James Childress, Ph.D. We are pleased to join the editors of AJOB in marking the 40th anniversary...
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    BioethicsTV (October 21-26, 2019): #NewAmsterdam #ChicagoMed

    New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients; Chicago Med (Season 5; Episode 5): Battery; Broken Promises by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 5): Inconstant insurance policies; Negotiating with patients Two sisters, Jasmine...
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    Bioethics TV (October 7-10, 2019)

    by Craig Klugman, Ph.D. The Good Doctor (Season 3; Episode 3): Informing a resistant parent; The Resident (Season 3; Episode 3): The Creepy Dr. Cain; New Amsterdam (Season 2; Episode 3): We don’t pay for the right...
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    Bioethics news. Btn Rss

    Pfizer’s big data exec on pharma’s ‘arms race’ to partner with companies like Fitbit, 23AndMe, and others
    Pharmaceutical giants are hunting for ways to tap into the data from your smart watch, your sleep tracker, and your genetic tests.
    Diagnosed With Dementia, She Documented Her Wishes. They Said No.
    At age 57, Saran was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a progressive, fatal brain disease. She sold her home and moved to Kendal at Ithaca, a bucolic retirement community in rural New York whose website promised “comprehensive health care for life.” And...
    Previously unseen mutations in stem cells of young donors can be passed to recipients, study finds
    Doctors use stem cell transplants to treat patients with certain cancers or blood disorders. And donors, whose blood or bone marrow is used for the procedures, are typically young, for a variety of reasons. But a pilot study released Wednesday raised...
    ‘Donation after cardiac death’: New heart transplant method being tested for the first time in the U.S.
    More than 250,000 people in the U.S. are currently at the end stages of heart failure, up to 15% of whom are in desperate need of a transplant. A new method of “reanimating” donor hearts from those who have...
    Research on embryo-like structures struggles to win US government funding
    Scientists can now create clumps of cells that resemble human embryos, raising hopes that they could study the elusive first stages of human development while avoiding the ethical concerns that make it difficult to study actual human embryos. But...
    Unapproved Drug for Babies? Ethics Experts Weigh In
    Is it okay to give babies an investigational drug outside of a clinical trial? Ethics experts weigh in here.
    Embryo Research To Reduce Need For In Vitro Fertilization Raises Ethical Concerns
    Researchers have conducted a controversial study that involved paying dozens of young women at a hospital near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to get artificially inseminated so their embryos could be flushed out of their bodies and analyzed for research purposes.
    The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We?
    A new genetic engineering technology could help eliminate malaria and stave off extinctions — if humanity decides to unleash it.
    Is It Wrong To Volunteer At An Orphanage?
    There’s a growing global campaign which may seem harsh and heartless. The message: Don’t visit orphanages.
    A Teenager’s Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease
    Meet Helen Obando, a shy 16-year-old who likes to dance when her body isn’t ravaged by the debilitating symptoms of sickle cell disease. After a lifetime of pain and potential permanent damage to her body, Helen had the opportunity to...
    Hungary to provide free fertility treatment to boost population
    Hungary will provide free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to couples at state-run clinics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. He said fertility was of “strategic importance.”

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