Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:54:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 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 Posted: 23/03/2015 05:31 IST Updated: 5 hours ago LIVESTOCK Share 19 Tweet 33 Comment 2 By Chris Arsenault ROME, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – 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. Antibiotic use in animals is expected to surge by two thirds globally between 2010 and 2030, while doubling in emerging giants like China, Brazil, India and Russia, according to a Princeton University study. It warned that the practice is pushing us closer to a time when common infections could become a death sentence because they will no longer respond to drugs. Consumption of meat, milk and eggs is growing fast in many developing and middle-income countries. Urbanization, increased wealth and changing diets mean industrial livestock producers are expanding rapidly. They are relying on antibiotics to keep disease at bay in the short-term, said co-author Tim Robinson, a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). But the systematic use of low doses on livestock is creating “perfect conditions to grow resistant bacteria,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Bacteria like E. coli and salmonella are already becoming resistant to antibiotics, Robinson said, increasing fears that these diseases will endanger humans. Passed from animals to people through food contamination, direct contact or the broader environment, antibiotic resistant bacteria will make it harder for doctors to treat basic infections or other ailments, he said. The study by experts from Princeton, ILRI and the National Institutes of Health is the first to measure global antibiotic consumption by livestock. Asia is the main region of concern as this is where demand for livestock products is growing dramatically while regulations governing antibiotic use in animals are either non-existent or not publicly available, scientists say. China’s livestock industry alone could soon be consuming nearly one third of the world’s antibiotics. The five countries with the largest projected increases in antibiotics consumption are Myanmar (205 percent), Nigeria (163 percent), Peru (160 percent) and Vietnam (157 percent). Increasing food production for the estimated 805 million people who go to bed hungry every night will require a new approach that is less reliant on intensive, antiobiotic-fueled breeding, Robinson said. “Poor livestock producers aren’t responsible for this problem, it’s the big firms rushing to meet demand in the growing cities,” he added. But the poor will be worst affected if resistant bacteria transfer to humans more often, he said, because they will be the least able to afford the bigger and more frequent doses of drugs required to fight infections. (Reporting By Chris Arsenault, Editing by Emma Batha) Also on HuffPost: Close  Meat-Free Protein 1 of 10   Flickr: little blue hen Lentils Greek Yogurt Beans Tofu Tempeh Spinach Quinoa Peanuts Related Video Next Previous Next More: Reuters Super Bug Antibiotic Resistant Super Bug Antibiotics in Livestock Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture Suggest a correction Around the Web Stop the Spread of Superbugs – NIH News in Health, February 2014 Superbug: An Epidemic Begins – Harvard Magazine Antibiotic resistance – Wikipedia Skyrocketing use of antibiotics in animals fuels ‘super bug’ fears Chlorine in Water Treatment May Be Breeding Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Antibiotic Resistance In Pets Linked To Superbug Rise, Experts Blame Overuse … 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 Posted: 23/03/2015 05:31 IST Updated: 5 hours ago LIVESTOCK Share 19 Tweet 33 Comment 2 By Chris Arsenault ROME, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – 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. Antibiotic use in animals is expected to surge by two thirds globally between 2010 and 2030, while doubling in emerging giants like China, Brazil, India and Russia, according to a Princeton University study. It warned that the practice is pushing us closer to a time when common infections could become a death sentence because they will no longer respond to drugs. Consumption of meat, milk and eggs is growing fast in many developing and middle-income countries. Urbanization, increased wealth and changing diets mean industrial livestock producers are expanding rapidly. They are relying on antibiotics to keep disease at bay in the short-term, said co-author Tim Robinson, a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). But the systematic use of low doses on livestock is creating “perfect conditions to grow resistant bacteria,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Bacteria like E. coli and salmonella are already becoming resistant to antibiotics, Robinson said, increasing fears that these diseases will endanger humans. Passed from animals to people through food contamination, direct contact or the broader environment, antibiotic resistant bacteria will make it harder for doctors to treat basic infections or other ailments, he said. The study by experts from Princeton, ILRI and the National Institutes of Health is the first to measure global antibiotic consumption by livestock. Asia is the main region of concern as this is where demand for livestock products is growing dramatically while regulations governing antibiotic use in animals are either non-existent or not publicly available, scientists say. China’s livestock industry alone could soon be consuming nearly one third of the world’s antibiotics. The five countries with the largest projected increases in antibiotics consumption are Myanmar (205 percent), Nigeria (163 percent), Peru (160 percent) and Vietnam (157 percent). Increasing food production for the estimated 805 million people who go to bed hungry every night will require a new approach that is less reliant on intensive, antiobiotic-fueled breeding, Robinson said. “Poor livestock producers aren’t responsible for this problem, it’s the big firms rushing to meet demand in the growing cities,” he added. But the poor will be worst affected if resistant bacteria transfer to humans more often, he said, because they will be the least able to afford the bigger and more frequent doses of drugs required to fight infections. 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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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Half a million babies die each year in unhygienic hospitals http://www.bioethics.net/news/half-a-million-babies-die-each-year-in-unhygienic-hospitals/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/half-a-million-babies-die-each-year-in-unhygienic-hospitals/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54375 Half a million babies die each year in unhygienic hospitals
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Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 percent have no source of water, according to a WHO-backed international review published on Tuesday.

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NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left http://www.bioethics.net/news/nasa-california-has-one-year-of-water-left/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/nasa-california-has-one-year-of-water-left/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:18:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54340 NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left
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Plagued by prolonged drought, California now has only enough water to get it through the next year, according to NASA.

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Raise minimum age to buy cigarettes to decrease use: U.S. study http://www.bioethics.net/news/raise-minimum-age-to-buy-cigarettes-to-decrease-use-u-s-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/raise-minimum-age-to-buy-cigarettes-to-decrease-use-u-s-study/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:34:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54306 Raise minimum age to buy cigarettes to decrease use: U.S. study
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Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 or 25 years old would significantly reduce their use and tobacco-related illnesses in the United States, a study published Thursday found, suggesting that states and local authorities should consider passing such laws.

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Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040 http://www.bioethics.net/news/experts-call-for-a-tobacco-free-world-by-2040/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/experts-call-for-a-tobacco-free-world-by-2040/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:24:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54300 Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040
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A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said on Friday.

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Transgender people face discrimination in healthcare http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-people-face-discrimination-in-healthcare/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-people-face-discrimination-in-healthcare/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:23:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54299 Transgender people face discrimination in healthcare
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Many transgender men face discrimination in U.S. healthcare settings, according to a new study.

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Solar plane aiming for first round-the-world flight lands in India http://www.bioethics.net/news/solar-plane-aiming-for-first-round-the-world-flight-lands-in-india/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/solar-plane-aiming-for-first-round-the-world-flight-lands-in-india/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:38:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54308 Solar plane aiming for first round-the-world flight lands in India
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The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000 km (22,000 mile) journey seeking to demonstrate that flying long distances fueled by renewable energy is possible.

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FDA proposal to allow drug reps to circulate data draws protests http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-proposal-to-allow-drug-reps-to-circulate-data-draws-protests/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-proposal-to-allow-drug-reps-to-circulate-data-draws-protests/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:31:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54305 FDA proposal to allow drug reps to circulate data draws protests
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Consumer watchdog Public Citizen has called on U.S. health regulators to withdraw a proposal that would allow pharmaceutical companies to distribute medical literature suggesting a drug’s risk is less than stated on the label.

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U.S. regulators tighten requirements on reusable medical devices http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-regulators-tighten-requirements-on-reusable-medical-devices/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-regulators-tighten-requirements-on-reusable-medical-devices/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:24:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54301 U.S. regulators tighten requirements on reusable medical devices
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U.S. health regulators on Thursday announced strict new recommendations for preventing the transmission of infections from reusable medical devices such at those that have spread “superbug” infections at several hospitals.

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Cockroaches have personalities, study finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/cockroaches-have-personalities-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cockroaches-have-personalities-study-finds/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:41:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54309 Cockroaches have personalities, study finds
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Researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles found that the much-maligned cockroach has its own personality and even displays different character traits.

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Online offers of personalized cancer medicine may not be trustworthy http://www.bioethics.net/news/online-offers-of-personalized-cancer-medicine-may-not-be-trustworthy/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/online-offers-of-personalized-cancer-medicine-may-not-be-trustworthy/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:29:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54304 Online offers of personalized cancer medicine may not be trustworthy
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Tumor tests, genetic risk analyses and other products or services sold online as personalized cancer medicine are often not backed by evidence, according to a new U.S. study.

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Electric ‘noise’ treats Parkinson’s symptoms http://www.bioethics.net/news/electric-noise-treats-parkinsons-symptoms/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/electric-noise-treats-parkinsons-symptoms/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:43:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54310 Electric ‘noise’ treats Parkinson’s symptoms
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A wearable device that stimulates the sense of balance with electric “noise” could help Parkinson’s disease patients, according to Swedish scientists.

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Brazil passes femicide law to tackle rise in gender killings http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazil-passes-femicide-law-to-tackle-rise-in-gender-killings/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/brazil-passes-femicide-law-to-tackle-rise-in-gender-killings/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:35:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54307 Brazil passes femicide law to tackle rise in gender killings
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Brazil, where a woman is killed every two hours, is imposing tougher punishments on those who murder women and girls, as part of a government bid to stem a rise in gender killings.

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Psychedelic Drugs doesn’t negatively affect people’s mental health http://www.bioethics.net/news/psychedelic-drugs-doesnt-negatively-affect-peoples-mental-health/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/psychedelic-drugs-doesnt-negatively-affect-peoples-mental-health/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:37:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54248 Psychedelic Drugs doesn’t negatively affect people’s mental health
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A new study reveals that getting high on psychedelic drugs like LSD or psychoactive mushrooms does not heighten the risk of developing mental health issues. This is based on the analysis of more than 135,000 individuals, where 19,000 of them confessed of the intake of psychedelic drugs.

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Seeing medical records might ease hospital patients’ confusion http://www.bioethics.net/news/seeing-medical-records-might-ease-hospital-patients-confusion/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/seeing-medical-records-might-ease-hospital-patients-confusion/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:28:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54303 Seeing medical records might ease hospital patients’ confusion
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Letting patients see their medical records while they’re in the hospital might ease worry and confusion without extra work for doctors and nurses, a small study suggests.

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Apple’s ResearchKit to give scientists ready access to study subjects http://www.bioethics.net/news/apples-researchkit-to-give-scientists-ready-access-to-study-subjects/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/apples-researchkit-to-give-scientists-ready-access-to-study-subjects/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:26:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54302 Apple’s ResearchKit to give scientists ready access to study subjects
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Apple Inc on Monday released ResearchKit, an open-source software tool designed to give scientists a new way to gather information on patients by using their iPhones.

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Engineering the Perfect Baby http://www.bioethics.net/news/engineering-the-perfect-baby/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/engineering-the-perfect-baby/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:25:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54247 Engineering the Perfect Baby
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Can we improve the human gene pool? The position of much of mainstream science has been that such meddling would be unsafe, irresponsible, and even impossible.

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Stanford student earns national recognition for research on medical communication http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-student-earns-national-recognition-for-research-on-medical-communication/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stanford-student-earns-national-recognition-for-research-on-medical-communication/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:23:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54193 Stanford student earns national recognition for research on medical communication
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Stanford medical student Genna Braverman won “best poster” at a recent meeting for her work examining communication challenges medical students encountered.

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Satellite data suggests forest loss is accelerating http://www.bioethics.net/news/satellite-data-suggests-forest-loss-is-accelerating/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/satellite-data-suggests-forest-loss-is-accelerating/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:41:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54166 Satellite data suggests forest loss is accelerating
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Satellite images suggest tropical forests from the Amazon to the Philippines are disappearing at a far more rapid pace than previously thought, a University of Maryland team of forest researchers say.

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Irish parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law http://www.bioethics.net/news/httpwww-reuters-comarticle20150303us-ireland-tobacco-iduskbn0lz24s20150303/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/httpwww-reuters-comarticle20150303us-ireland-tobacco-iduskbn0lz24s20150303/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:39:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54165 Irish parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law
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Ireland on Tuesday became the second country in the world to pass legislation requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, despite threats of legal action by tobacco companies opposed to the move.

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Study links common food additives to Crohn’s disease, colitis http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-links-common-food-additives-to-crohns-disease-colitis-2/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-links-common-food-additives-to-crohns-disease-colitis-2/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:23:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54164 Study links common food additives to Crohn’s disease, colitis
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Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday.

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Parents often want changes in kids’ shots schedule http://www.bioethics.net/news/parents-often-want-changes-in-kids-shots-schedule/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/parents-often-want-changes-in-kids-shots-schedule/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:42:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54163 Parents often want changes in kids’ shots schedule
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Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers’ vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study.

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Doctor Seeking To Perform Head Transplant Is Out Of His Mind http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctor-seeking-to-perform-head-transplant-is-out-of-his-mind/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctor-seeking-to-perform-head-transplant-is-out-of-his-mind/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:20:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54118 Doctor Seeking To Perform Head Transplant Is Out Of His Mind
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Scientifically what Canavero wants to do cannot yet be done. It may never be doable.

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Couple Married 67 Years Dies Holding Hands http://www.bioethics.net/news/couple-married-67-years-dies-holding-hands/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/couple-married-67-years-dies-holding-hands/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:18:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54117 Couple Married 67 Years Dies Holding Hands
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After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together.

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Clinically depressed three times more likely to commit violent crime http://www.bioethics.net/news/clinically-depressed-three-times-more-likely-to-commit-violent-crime/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/clinically-depressed-three-times-more-likely-to-commit-violent-crime/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:25:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54121 Clinically depressed three times more likely to commit violent crime
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In a study based on some 47,000 people, the scientists emphasized, however, that the overwhelming majority of depressed people are neither violent nor criminal and should not be stigmatized.

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Study links common food additives to Crohn’s disease, colitis http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-links-common-food-additives-to-crohns-disease-colitis/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-links-common-food-additives-to-crohns-disease-colitis/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:22:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54119 Study links common food additives to Crohn’s disease, colitis
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Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday.

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The challenge – and opportunity – of regulating new ideas in science and technology http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-challenge-and-opportunity-of-regulating-new-ideas-in-science-and-technology-see-more-at-httpscopeblog-stanford-edu20150219the-challenge-and-opportunity-of-regulating/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-challenge-and-opportunity-of-regulating-new-ideas-in-science-and-technology-see-more-at-httpscopeblog-stanford-edu20150219the-challenge-and-opportunity-of-regulating/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:08:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54096 The challenge – and opportunity – of regulating new ideas in science and technology
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Innovation in science and technology holds promise to improve our lives. But disruptive business models, do-it-yourself medical devices, and open platforms also introduce corporate and personal risks. How can the public stay safe from unknown consequences as a company’s product or service matures? In a recent panel co-sponsored by Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Center for Law and the Biosciences, experts in law, business, and ethics discussed what happens when science and technology outrun the law.

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World’s diet worsening with globalization, major study finds: TRFN http://www.bioethics.net/news/worlds-diet-worsening-with-globalization-major-study-finds-trfn/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/worlds-diet-worsening-with-globalization-major-study-finds-trfn/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:29:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54122 World’s diet worsening with globalization, major study finds: TRFN
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The world’s diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, a leading nutrition expert said on Monday, citing one of the largest studies available on international eating habits.

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U.S. approves first biotech apple that resists browning http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-approves-first-biotech-apple-that-resists-browning/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-approves-first-biotech-apple-that-resists-browning/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:15:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54039 U.S. approves first biotech apple that resists browning
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U.S. regulators on Friday approved what would be the first commercialized biotech apple, rejecting efforts by the organic industry and other GMO critics to block the new fruit.

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Florida puts executions on hold as high court debates anesthetic http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-puts-executions-on-hold-as-high-court-debates-anesthetic/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-puts-executions-on-hold-as-high-court-debates-anesthetic/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:55:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54030 Florida puts executions on hold as high court debates anesthetic
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Florida’s highest court put executions on hold Tuesday while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether use of a controversial general anesthetic constitutes “cruel and unusual” punishment of condemned killers.

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China’s ‘blood famine’ drives patients to the black market http://www.bioethics.net/news/chinas-blood-famine-drives-patients-to-the-black-market/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/chinas-blood-famine-drives-patients-to-the-black-market/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:54:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54029 China’s ‘blood famine’ drives patients to the black market
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China’s rising demand for healthcare is exposing a chronic shortage of an essential commodity: blood.

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Plain tobacco packs likely to deter smoking, studies show http://www.bioethics.net/news/plain-tobacco-packs-likely-to-deter-smoking-studies-show/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/plain-tobacco-packs-likely-to-deter-smoking-studies-show/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:53:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=54028 Plain tobacco packs likely to deter smoking, studies show
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Studies on the health impact of “plain” or standardized cigarette packs suggest they can deter non-smokers from taking up the habit and may cut the number of cigarettes smokers get through, scientists said on Tuesday.

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HPV vaccine linked to less-risky behavior http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-linked-to-less-risky-behavior/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/hpv-vaccine-linked-to-less-risky-behavior/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:31:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53983 HPV vaccine linked to less-risky behavior
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Contrary to concerns that getting vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV) will lead young people to have more or riskier sex, a new study in England finds less risky behavior among young women who got the HPV vaccine.

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Disabled elderly decline sharply after ICU http://www.bioethics.net/news/disabled-elderly-decline-sharply-after-icu/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/disabled-elderly-decline-sharply-after-icu/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:30:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53982 Disabled elderly decline sharply after ICU
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Seniors admitted to the hospital intensive care unit (ICU) were more likely to die or sharply decline soon after their release depending on how well they functioned beforehand, according to a new study.

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Teacher depression may affect child learning http://www.bioethics.net/news/teacher-depression-may-affect-child-learning/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/teacher-depression-may-affect-child-learning/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:26:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53981 Teacher depression may affect child learning
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The more depressive symptoms third grade teachers had in a new study, the less progress in math their struggling students made during the school year.

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Fatal smoking risks may be higher than thought http://www.bioethics.net/news/fatal-smoking-risks-may-be-higher-than-thought/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fatal-smoking-risks-may-be-higher-than-thought/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:20:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53980 Fatal smoking risks may be higher than thought
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A new study suggests that smoking may be responsible for 60,000 to 120,000 more deaths in the U.S. each year than previously thought.

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Measles outbreak: Vaccination exemption would end under proposed California law http://www.bioethics.net/news/measles-outbreak-vaccination-exemption-would-end-under-proposed-california-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/measles-outbreak-vaccination-exemption-would-end-under-proposed-california-law/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:11:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53978 Measles outbreak: Vaccination exemption would end under proposed California law
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Two state senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation to eliminate a controversial “personal belief exemption” that allows California parents to refuse to vaccinate their children.

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Health Autism Speaks Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children http://www.bioethics.net/news/home-health-autism-speaks-urges-parents-to-vaccinate-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/home-health-autism-speaks-urges-parents-to-vaccinate-children/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:09:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53977 Health Autism Speaks Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children
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A well-known autism advocacy group, Autism Speaks, is urging parents to vaccinate their children amid a measles outbreak that has already reached 14 states and infected 102 people last month.

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UK Set to Legalize Babies With DNA From 3 Parents http://www.bioethics.net/news/uk-set-to-legalize-babies-with-dna-from-3-parents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/uk-set-to-legalize-babies-with-dna-from-3-parents/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:07:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53976 UK Set to Legalize Babies With DNA From 3 Parents
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After a parliamentary vote earlier this week, the United Kingdom is set to become the first country to legalize making a baby with DNA from three parents.

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Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes http://www.bioethics.net/news/among-new-york-subways-millions-of-riders-a-study-finds-many-mystery-microbes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/among-new-york-subways-millions-of-riders-a-study-finds-many-mystery-microbes/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:05:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53975 Among New York Subway’s Millions of Riders, a Study Finds Many Mystery Microbes
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Have you ever been on the subway and seen something that you did not quite recognize, something mysteriously unidentifiable?

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The new scientific revolution: Reproducibility at last http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-new-scientific-revolution-reproducibility-at-last/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-new-scientific-revolution-reproducibility-at-last/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:49:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53889 The new scientific revolution: Reproducibility at last
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Diederik Stapel, a professor of social psychology in the Netherlands, had been a rock-star scientist — regularly appearing on television and publishing in top journals. Among his striking discoveries was that people exposed to litter and abandoned objects are more likely to be bigoted.

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Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society http://www.bioethics.net/news/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:58:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53824 Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society
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Scientific innovations are deeply embedded in national life — in the economy, in core policy choices about how people care for themselves and use the resources around them, and in the topmost reaches of Americans’ imaginations.

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Obama thinks “precision medicine” will make us healthier. Experts are skeptical. http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-thinks-precision-medicine-will-make-us-healthier-experts-are-skeptical/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/obama-thinks-precision-medicine-will-make-us-healthier-experts-are-skeptical/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:50:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=53819 Obama thinks “precision medicine” will make us healthier. Experts are skeptical.
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The White House is committing $215 million to support efforts to develop personalized medicine, a priority the President touched on in his State of the Union earlier this month.

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