Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:15:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Children of depressed mothers at risk for behavior problems http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-depressed-mothers-at-risk-for-behavior-problems/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-depressed-mothers-at-risk-for-behavior-problems/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:13:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54859 Children of depressed mothers at risk for behavior problems
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While previous research has linked clinical depression in mothers to mood disorders and other health problems in their children, the current study is among the first to make this connection even when mothers have milder symptoms that might not be diagnosed or treated by clinicians.

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National Football League concussion settlement gets final approval http://www.bioethics.net/news/national-football-league-concussion-settlement-gets-final-approval/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/national-football-league-concussion-settlement-gets-final-approval/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:06:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54857 National Football League concussion settlement gets final approval
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A federal judge gave final approval on Wednesday to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by about 5,000 former National Football League players who accused the league of covering up the dangers of concussions.

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Finding LGBT-competent doctors may be difficult http://www.bioethics.net/news/finding-lgbt-competent-doctors-may-be-difficult/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/finding-lgbt-competent-doctors-may-be-difficult/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:14:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54860 Finding LGBT-competent doctors may be difficult
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Finding doctors at U.S. teaching hospitals who consider themselves competent to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients may be difficult, suggests a new study.

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High morale linked to longer survival among elderly http://www.bioethics.net/news/high-morale-linked-to-longer-survival-among-elderly/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/high-morale-linked-to-longer-survival-among-elderly/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:07:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54858 High morale linked to longer survival among elderly
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Whether it is cause or effect is unclear, but high morale seems to go along with a longer life, according to a new Scandinavian study.

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The Ebola crisis: an ethical balancing act http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-ebola-crisis-an-ethical-balancing-act/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-ebola-crisis-an-ethical-balancing-act/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:57:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54856 The Ebola crisis: an ethical balancing act
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Should Ebola patients in West Africa be given unproven treatments? How should clinicians decide which patients to treat, given the limited availability of some drugs? Should Ebola patients who are dying be given palliative care to relieve pain and suffering?

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Death in Secret: California’s Underground World of Assisted Suicide http://www.bioethics.net/news/death-in-secret-californias-underground-world-of-assisted-suicide/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/death-in-secret-californias-underground-world-of-assisted-suicide/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:55:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54855 Death in Secret: California’s Underground World of Assisted Suicide
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Physician-assisted suicide is illegal in California. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Sick patients sometimes ask for help in hastening their deaths, and some doctors will explain, vaguely, how to do it.

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New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-genetic-tests-for-breast-cancer-hold-promise/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-genetic-tests-for-breast-cancer-hold-promise/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:21:49 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54816 New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise
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A Silicon Valley start-up with some big-name backers is threatening to upend genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer by offering a test on a sample of saliva that is so inexpensive that most women could get it.

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BRCA gene datashare will help detect cancer risk http://www.bioethics.net/news/brca-gene-datashare-will-help-detect-cancer-risk/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/brca-gene-datashare-will-help-detect-cancer-risk/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:19:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54815 BRCA gene datashare will help detect cancer risk
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A first-of-its-kind genetic datashare program is being launched to zero in on patients with unclear BRCA test results — and save more women from the devastation of breast and ovarian cancer.

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Regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues http://www.bioethics.net/news/regulators-may-recommend-testing-food-for-glyphosate-residues/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/regulators-may-recommend-testing-food-for-glyphosate-residues/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:32:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54818 Regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues
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U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.

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Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smoking http://www.bioethics.net/news/type-frequency-of-e-cigarette-use-linked-to-quitting-smoking/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/type-frequency-of-e-cigarette-use-linked-to-quitting-smoking/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:28:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54817 Type, frequency of e-cigarette use linked to quitting smoking
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Two new studies looking at whether electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit their deadly habit have found that while some of them can, it depends on the type and how often it is used.

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ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke http://www.bioethics.net/news/reneuron-stem-cell-therapy-shows-long-term-promise-for-stroke/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/reneuron-stem-cell-therapy-shows-long-term-promise-for-stroke/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:04:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54787 ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke
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A pioneering stem cell treatment for patients disabled by stroke has continued to show long-term promise in a clinical trial, the British biotech company behind the project said on Friday.

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Georgia governor signs law legalizing medical marijuana http://www.bioethics.net/news/georgia-governor-signs-law-legalizing-medical-marijuana/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/georgia-governor-signs-law-legalizing-medical-marijuana/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:02:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54786 Georgia governor signs law legalizing medical marijuana
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People with seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and other illnesses will be allowed to use a non-smoking form of medical marijuana in Georgia after the state’s Republican governor signed a measure legalizing the drug on Thursday.

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Congress approves formula fixing Medicare doctors pay http://www.bioethics.net/news/congress-approves-formula-fixing-medicare-doctors-pay/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/congress-approves-formula-fixing-medicare-doctors-pay/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:04:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54788 Congress approves formula fixing Medicare doctors pay
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Congress on Tuesday approved a bill to repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement just in time to head off a 21 percent cut in the doctors’ pay.

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Meet the cancer patient in Room 52: His name is Joseph, but call him Joe http://www.bioethics.net/news/meet-the-cancer-patient-in-room-52-his-name-is-joseph-but-call-him-joe/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/meet-the-cancer-patient-in-room-52-his-name-is-joseph-but-call-him-joe/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:59:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54785 Meet the cancer patient in Room 52: His name is Joseph, but call him Joe
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Lisa Mox and her husband, Joseph, who is now cancer-free after bouts of esophageal and colon cancer, are participating in a pilot program at Johns Hopkins Hospital to reduce “preventable harm” in the surgical intensive care unit. The program expands the definition of harm beyond medical complications to include loss of dignity and respect.

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U.S. study calls into question tests that sequence tumor genes http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-study-calls-into-question-tests-that-sequence-tumor-genes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-study-calls-into-question-tests-that-sequence-tumor-genes/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:08:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54790 U.S. study calls into question tests that sequence tumor genes
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New cancer tests that sequence only a patient’s tumor and not normal tissue could result in a significant number of false positive results, potentially leading doctors to prescribe treatments that might not work, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

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Is the placebo effect in some people’s genes? http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-the-placebo-effect-in-some-peoples-genes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/is-the-placebo-effect-in-some-peoples-genes/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:06:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54789 Is the placebo effect in some people’s genes?
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Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking placebo pills, while others may only heal with real drugs, suggests a new review of existing research.

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Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/academics-rate-women-job-applicants-higher-than-identical-men-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/academics-rate-women-job-applicants-higher-than-identical-men-study/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:15:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54734 Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men: study
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When hundreds of U.S. college faculty members rated junior scientists based on scholarly record, job interview performance and other information with an eye toward which should be hired, they preferred women over identically qualified men two-to-one, scientists reported on Monday.

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Health data breaches on the rise http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-data-breaches-on-the-rise/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/health-data-breaches-on-the-rise/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:14:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54733 Health data breaches on the rise
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Large-scale health data breaches reported by doctors and health plans have been rising steadily, a new report shows.

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‘Open Humans’ Network Launched to Share DNA and Other Data http://www.bioethics.net/news/open-humans-network-launched-to-share-dna-and-other-data/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/open-humans-network-launched-to-share-dna-and-other-data/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:11:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54732 ‘Open Humans’ Network Launched to Share DNA and Other Data
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People eager to share personal information beyond what’s on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.

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Where does my personality fit in? http://www.bioethics.net/news/where-does-my-personality-fit-in/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/where-does-my-personality-fit-in/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:09:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54731 Where does my personality fit in?
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New research maps the personality of 380 places in Great Britain. Where do you fit in?

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U.S. meat industry buying more human antibiotics: FDA http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-meat-industry-buying-more-human-antibiotics-fda/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-meat-industry-buying-more-human-antibiotics-fda/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:34:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54693 U.S. meat industry buying more human antibiotics: FDA
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Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to feed the national debate about the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Fears over Roundup herbicide residues prompt private testing http://www.bioethics.net/news/fears-over-roundup-herbicide-residues-prompt-private-testing/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fears-over-roundup-herbicide-residues-prompt-private-testing/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:32:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54692 Fears over Roundup herbicide residues prompt private testing
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U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.

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When surgeons say ‘we can fix it,’ patients may misunderstand risks http://www.bioethics.net/news/when-surgeons-say-we-can-fix-it-patients-may-misunderstand-risks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/when-surgeons-say-we-can-fix-it-patients-may-misunderstand-risks/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:36:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54695 When surgeons say ‘we can fix it,’ patients may misunderstand risks
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When surgeons prepare patients for an operation by describing how it can fix a problem, patients may agree to procedures without fully understanding the risks, a small study suggests.

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California bill banning child vaccine exemptions moves ahead http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-banning-child-vaccine-exemptions-moves-ahead/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-banning-child-vaccine-exemptions-moves-ahead/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:34:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54694 California bill banning child vaccine exemptions moves ahead
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California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed forward a bill that would ban parents from citing their personal beliefs as a reason to let their school-going children remain unvaccinated.

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South Carolina Shooting Increases Calls for Police Body Cameras http://www.bioethics.net/news/south-carolina-shooting-increases-calls-for-police-body-cameras/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/south-carolina-shooting-increases-calls-for-police-body-cameras/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:27:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54637 South Carolina Shooting Increases Calls for Police Body Cameras
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A bystander’s video showing a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man to death has added momentum to calls to require all police officers to wear body cameras.

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Higher purpose in life tied to better brain health http://www.bioethics.net/news/higher-purpose-in-life-tied-to-better-brain-health/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/higher-purpose-in-life-tied-to-better-brain-health/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:08:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54632 Higher purpose in life tied to better brain health
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People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research.

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For ex-Marine Roman Baca, ballet promotes healing http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-ex-marine-roman-baca-ballet-promotes-healing/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-ex-marine-roman-baca-ballet-promotes-healing/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:13:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54636 For ex-Marine Roman Baca, ballet promotes healing
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The years Roman Baca spent perfecting his pliés and arabesques wasn’t exactly a topic of conversation while he was serving as a Marine machine-gunner and fire-team leader in Fallujah, Iraq, as part of Operation Phantom Fury.

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My three daughters are autistic. I despise Autism Awareness Month. http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-three-daughters-are-autistic-i-despise-autism-awareness-month/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/my-three-daughters-are-autistic-i-despise-autism-awareness-month/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:12:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54635 My three daughters are autistic. I despise Autism Awareness Month.
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The campaign implies autism is a party, rather than a crisis. For families living with autism, reality is far more sober, and their needs extend far beyond “awareness.”

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DNA of ‘an entire nation’ assessed http://www.bioethics.net/news/dna-of-an-entire-nation-assessed/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/dna-of-an-entire-nation-assessed/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:10:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54634 DNA of ‘an entire nation’ assessed
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The reports, published in the journal Nature Genetics, used the data to make a suite of discoveries including the age of the last common ancestor of men.

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Ancestry.com uses spit to find your long-lost relatives http://www.bioethics.net/news/ancestry-com-uses-spit-to-find-your-long-lost-relatives/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ancestry-com-uses-spit-to-find-your-long-lost-relatives/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:05:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54631 Ancestry.com uses spit to find your long-lost relatives
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Would you spit in a tube and spend $99 to find out you were related to a famous 18th-century revolutionary or a notorious 19th-century bank robber?

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Stanford faculty lend voices to call for “genome editing” guidelines http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-faculty-lend-voices-to-call-for-genome-editing-guidelines/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-faculty-lend-voices-to-call-for-genome-editing-guidelines/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:08:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54633 Stanford faculty lend voices to call for “genome editing” guidelines
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Stanford law professor Hank Greely, JD, and biochemist Paul Berg, PhD, are two of 20 scientists who have signed a letter in today’s issue of Science Express discussing the need to develop guidelines to regulate genome editing tools like the recently discovered Crispr/Cas9.

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New gene-altering technique worries scientists http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-gene-altering-technique-worries-scientists/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-gene-altering-technique-worries-scientists/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:03:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54630 New gene-altering technique worries scientists
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A revolutionary technique developed at UC Berkeley to alter the DNA in human cells could pose such unknown risks if it is misused that a group of eminent biologists is calling for an international slow-down in its application.

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DNA Blood Test Accurately Identifies Down Syndrome in Fetus http://www.bioethics.net/news/dna-blood-test-accurately-identifies-down-syndrome-in-fetus/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/dna-blood-test-accurately-identifies-down-syndrome-in-fetus/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:30:27 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54568 DNA Blood Test Accurately Identifies Down Syndrome in Fetus
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A DNA-based blood test may be more effective in detecting possible Down syndrome in unborn children compared to other screening methods, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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On World Autism Awareness Day, Thoughts On Parenting A Son With Autism http://www.bioethics.net/news/on-world-autism-awareness-day-thoughts-on-parenting-a-son-with-autism/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/on-world-autism-awareness-day-thoughts-on-parenting-a-son-with-autism/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:28:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54567 On World Autism Awareness Day, Thoughts On Parenting A Son With Autism
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Difference is inevitable in nature and in life. Difference is not just inevitable — it’s also good. It makes our ecosystems evolve, it makes our societies grow and change and it makes us, as individuals, adapt and become stronger.

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A year later, no reefer madness in Colorado http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-year-later-no-reefer-madness-in-colorado/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/a-year-later-no-reefer-madness-in-colorado/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:31:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54555 A year later, no reefer madness in Colorado
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More than a year after Colorado legalized marijuana sales, there’s a pot shop just a few steps away from the Prada, Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s and Burberry stores in this toniest of tony ski towns.

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Frankie Grande: Smoking ‘Ain’t Cute,’ Guys http://www.bioethics.net/news/frankie-grande-smoking-aint-cute-guys/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/frankie-grande-smoking-aint-cute-guys/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:26:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54554 Frankie Grande: Smoking ‘Ain’t Cute,’ Guys
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When I was a little boy my father, Dr. Victor Marchione — a pulmonologist — took me into the hospital and showed me a black lung. He wrung out the lung out in front of me and I watched the black tar that killed its previous owner spill into a tray right in front of my face.

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Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty http://www.bioethics.net/news/black-market-trade-in-organs-targeted-in-anti-trafficking-treaty/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/black-market-trade-in-organs-targeted-in-anti-trafficking-treaty/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:20:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54536 Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty
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More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world’s poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion in illegal profits every year.

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FDA to evaluate homeopathy regulatory framework http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-to-evaluate-homeopathy-regulatory-framework/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-to-evaluate-homeopathy-regulatory-framework/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:19:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54535 FDA to evaluate homeopathy regulatory framework
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would hold a public hearing seeking information and comment on the use of products labeled ‘homeopathic’, as well as the agency’s regulatory framework for such products.

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California getting ‘second-hand smog’ from Asia, researchers say http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-getting-second-hand-smog-from-asia-researchers-say/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-getting-second-hand-smog-from-asia-researchers-say/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:05:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54532 California getting ‘second-hand smog’ from Asia, researchers say
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California is suffering from “second-hand smog” drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state’s prolonged drought has made air quality worse.

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The White House Plan To Combat Antibiotic Resistance http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-white-house-plan-to-combat-antibiotic-resistance/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-white-house-plan-to-combat-antibiotic-resistance/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:03:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54531 The White House Plan To Combat Antibiotic Resistance
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There has been much press lately about President Obama’s plan to address the growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. And I agree with many that there is much to like in the plan.

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Grants help level the playing field for young moms in science http://www.bioethics.net/news/grants-help-level-the-playing-field-for-young-moms-in-science/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/grants-help-level-the-playing-field-for-young-moms-in-science/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:57:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54534 Grants help level the playing field for young moms in science
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Thanks to a generous benefactor, young mothers doing laboratory research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston can receive major grants to keep them from falling behind while they raise their children.

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Experts caution against random drug testing in schools http://www.bioethics.net/news/experts-caution-against-random-drug-testing-in-schools/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/experts-caution-against-random-drug-testing-in-schools/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:07:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54533 Experts caution against random drug testing in schools
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Schools should not be using random drug tests to catch or deter drug abusers, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises in an updated policy statement.

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Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level? http://www.bioethics.net/news/could-smoggy-air-raise-your-anxiety-level/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/could-smoggy-air-raise-your-anxiety-level/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:50:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54445 Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
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Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

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Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids http://www.bioethics.net/news/parental-smoking-increases-risk-of-future-heart-disease-for-kids/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/parental-smoking-increases-risk-of-future-heart-disease-for-kids/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:50:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54446 Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for kids
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The new study, published in Circulation, adds to the growing evidence demonstrating that parents smoking can have a long-term effect on their children’s cardiovascular health.

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Reimburse doctors for helping patients plan end of life care, experts say http://www.bioethics.net/news/reimburse-doctors-for-helping-patients-plan-end-of-life-care-experts-say/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/reimburse-doctors-for-helping-patients-plan-end-of-life-care-experts-say/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:43:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54424 Reimburse doctors for helping patients plan end of life care, experts say
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Physician incentives are needed to improve end of life care in the U.S., health experts said Friday at an Institute of Medicine (IOM) forum.

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Worldwide Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock Is Fueling Risk Of Drug-Resistant Super Bugs Reuters http://www.bioethics.net/news/worldwide-use-of-antibiotics-in-livestock-is-fueling-risk-of-drug-resistant-super-bugs-reuters-posted-23032015-0531-ist-updated-5-hours-ago-livestock-share-19-tweet-33-comment-2-by/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/worldwide-use-of-antibiotics-in-livestock-is-fueling-risk-of-drug-resistant-super-bugs-reuters-posted-23032015-0531-ist-updated-5-hours-ago-livestock-share-19-tweet-33-comment-2-by/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:40:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54423 Worldwide Use Of Antibiotics In Livestock Is Fueling Risk Of Drug-Resistant Super Bugs Reuters
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Developing countries are pumping livestock full of antibiotics at such a startling rate that they are dramatically increasing the risk of creating drug-resistant “super bugs,” scientists warned on Monday.

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Concussions may linger among professional baseball players http://www.bioethics.net/news/concussions-may-linger-among-professional-baseball-players/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/concussions-may-linger-among-professional-baseball-players/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:47:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54425 Concussions may linger among professional baseball players
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Professional baseball players may not be fully recovered when they return to play after a concussion, a new study suggests.

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Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn’t cut obesity, study says http://www.bioethics.net/news/ban-on-fast-food-eateries-in-south-l-a-hasnt-cut-obesity-study-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ban-on-fast-food-eateries-in-south-l-a-hasnt-cut-obesity-study-says/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:59:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54383 Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn’t cut obesity, study says
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A 2008 ban on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A. has failed to cut the obesity rate, a Rand study says

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Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death: health campaigners http://www.bioethics.net/news/industry-makes-7000-for-each-tobacco-death-health-campaigners/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/industry-makes-7000-for-each-tobacco-death-health-campaigners/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:44:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54373 Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death: health campaigners
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The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the health campaign group World Lung Foundation (WLF) said.

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Build it (an easy way to join research studies) and the volunteers will come http://www.bioethics.net/news/build-it-an-easy-way-to-join-research-studies-and-the-volunteers-will-come/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/build-it-an-easy-way-to-join-research-studies-and-the-volunteers-will-come/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:49:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54374 Build it (an easy way to join research studies) and the volunteers will come
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Just nine days after the launch of Stanford Medicine’s MyHeart Counts iPhone app, 27,836 people have consented to participate in this research study on cardiovascular health.

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