Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:26:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 E-Cigarettes are Less Harmful Than Conventional Cigarettes http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-than-conventional-cigarettes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-are-less-harmful-than-conventional-cigarettes/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:26:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52188 E-Cigarettes are Less Harmful Than Conventional Cigarettes
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Researchers at the Queen Mary University, London, reviewed current scientific evidence on the safety of e-cigarettes and found that e-cigarettes were safer than conventional cigarettes for both users and bystanders.

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Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-do-women-live-longer-than-men/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:25:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52187 Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?
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In relatively prosperous Western Europe, the average male lifespan is between three (UK) and six years (Austria, Spain, Greece) shorter than women’s

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Blood test could reliably predict risk of suicide attempt http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-could-reliably-predict-risk-of-suicide-attempt/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/blood-test-could-reliably-predict-risk-of-suicide-attempt/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:01:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52179 Blood test could reliably predict risk of suicide attempt
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According to a report from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, researchers discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could offer doctors a simple blood test to predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide.

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See-Through Mice Reveal Details of Inner Anatomy http://www.bioethics.net/news/see-through-mice-reveal-details-of-inner-anatomy/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/see-through-mice-reveal-details-of-inner-anatomy/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:57:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52178 See-Through Mice Reveal Details of Inner Anatomy
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Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen.

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Repeal Prohibition, Again http://www.bioethics.net/news/repeal-prohibition-again/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/repeal-prohibition-again/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:55:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52175 Repeal Prohibition, Again
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The social costs of the marijuana laws are vast. There were 658,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012, according to F.B.I. figures, compared with 256,000 for cocaine, heroin and their derivatives.

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Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-cancer-survivor-needs-new-teeth-insurance-company-refuses-to-pay/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-cancer-survivor-needs-new-teeth-insurance-company-refuses-to-pay/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52174 Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay
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His insurance paid to have the dead teeth removed, but won’t pay for new ones. [The insurance] said it wasn’t a medical issue and of course it’s from a medical issue.

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Calif. Considers Bilingual Drug Labels http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-considers-bilingual-drug-labels/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-considers-bilingual-drug-labels/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:10:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52173 Calif. Considers Bilingual Drug Labels
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This week California’s Board of Pharmacy will discuss new regulations that would require all pharmacies in California to provide translated labels on prescription drug bottles.

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Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:29:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52167 Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study
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A rise in marijuana use among U.S. teens over the past 20 years has no significant tie to the legalization of marijuana for medical use in many states, according to a new research paper.

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Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-seeks-human-guinea-pigs-for-health-project/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/google-seeks-human-guinea-pigs-for-health-project/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:01:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52166 Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project
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Google’s newest project aims to create a crowd-sourced picture of human health by collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from participants.

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Drugs to increase ‘good’ cholesterol may not cut deaths http://www.bioethics.net/news/drugs-to-increase-good-cholesterol-may-not-cut-deaths/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/drugs-to-increase-good-cholesterol-may-not-cut-deaths/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52169 Drugs to increase ‘good’ cholesterol may not cut deaths
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Drugs that have been investigated to increase so-called “good” cholesterol may not prevent deaths, heart attacks or strokes as many hoped, according to a new analysis.

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Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-support-for-medical-marijuana-stays-near-90-percent-poll/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/florida-support-for-medical-marijuana-stays-near-90-percent-poll/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52168 Florida support for medical marijuana stays near 90 percent: poll
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Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is holding steady at 88 percent despite weeks of vigorous campaigning by opponents ahead of a November referendum on the issue, a poll released on Monday showed.

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San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-approves-soda-tax-for-november-ballot/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-approves-soda-tax-for-november-ballot/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:56:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52115 San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot
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San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

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Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-u-s-youth-getting-vaccine-for-sexually-transmitted-virus-cdc/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-u-s-youth-getting-vaccine-for-sexually-transmitted-virus-cdc/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52109 Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC
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More U.S. adolescents are receiving vaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical and other types of cancer but vaccination rates for the infection remain too low, federal health officials said on Thursday.

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Study: Dogs Experience Jealousy Emotion Too http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-dogs-experience-jealousy-emotion-too/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-dogs-experience-jealousy-emotion-too/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:18:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52108 Study: Dogs Experience Jealousy Emotion Too
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old adage dogs are a man’s best friend may be truer than once thought, especially from the pooch’s perspective. In the first experimental test s of its kind, it was discovered that dogs experience jealousy just as humans do.

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Abuse of U.S. generic-drug rules costs billions -report http://www.bioethics.net/news/abuse-of-u-s-generic-drug-rules-costs-billions-report/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/abuse-of-u-s-generic-drug-rules-costs-billions-report/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52110 Abuse of U.S. generic-drug rules costs billions -report
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U.S. rules that ensure prescription medicines are not misused have been manipulated by brand-name drug companies to fight off generic competitors, costing consumers billions of dollars, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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More U.S. teens’ report using human growth hormone, group says http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-u-s-teens-report-using-human-growth-hormone-group-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-u-s-teens-report-using-human-growth-hormone-group-says/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52116 More U.S. teens’ report using human growth hormone, group says
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U.S. teenagers’ reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they sought to improve athletic performance and appearance, a survey by anti-drug advocates found.

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Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form http://www.bioethics.net/news/tracking-life-from-its-smallest-form/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/tracking-life-from-its-smallest-form/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:49:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52100 Tracking Life From Its Smallest Form
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The earliest stages of life have been the subject of intense fascination for eons. Aristotle, for instance, observed and recorded the development of a chicken embryo in its egg.

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Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/schizophrenia-linked-to-108-genes/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:29:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52098 Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes
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It took 80,000 genetic samples, seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world, but scientists now have the most complete dossier on schizophrenia ever.

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Pregnancy doesn’t drive women doctors out of surgical training http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnancy-doesnt-drive-women-doctors-out-of-surgical-training/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pregnancy-doesnt-drive-women-doctors-out-of-surgical-training/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52111 Pregnancy doesn’t drive women doctors out of surgical training
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A new study disputes a common stereotype that women who become pregnant during surgical training often drop out of those training programs.

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Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis http://www.bioethics.net/news/germany-allows-seriously-ill-patients-to-grow-their-own-cannabis/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/germany-allows-seriously-ill-patients-to-grow-their-own-cannabis/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:28:51 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52112 Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis
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A German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis “for therapeutic purposes”.

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Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:34:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52114 Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study
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Women with anxiety disorders may be more likely to have babies who cry excessively, suggests a new German study.

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Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids http://www.bioethics.net/news/rates-of-abdominal-obesity-leveling-off-among-kids/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/rates-of-abdominal-obesity-leveling-off-among-kids/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:33:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52113 Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids
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After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady between 2003 and 2012, according to a new analysis of national data.

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Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth? http://www.bioethics.net/news/could-giant-viruses-be-the-origin-of-life-on-earth/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/could-giant-viruses-be-the-origin-of-life-on-earth/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:07:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52051 Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?
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The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a sample of Siberian dirt that had been frozen for more than 30,000 years, was more bizarre than the pair had ever imagined a virus could be.

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Calif. death penalty ruled unconstitutional http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/calif-death-penalty-ruled-unconstitutional/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:06:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52050 Calif. death penalty ruled unconstitutional
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A federal judge Wednesday struck down California’s death penalty, saying the “dysfunctional” system that makes prisoners wait decades to be executed violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-to-detect-genetic-defects-in-unborn-babies/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:39:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52045 China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies
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The mainland has lifted the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children.

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Police Won’t Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:35:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52044 Police Won’t Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says
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Prosecutors wanted to take a second set of nude photos, of the teen in a forced aroused state to compare them to photos he allegedly sent to his then-girlfriend.

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Gordon College Faces Review Over Request For Ability To Discriminate http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/gordon-college-faces-review-over-request-for-ability-to-discriminate/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:22:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52043 Gordon College Faces Review Over Request For Ability To Discriminate
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A regional accrediting agency has placed Gordon College, a Christian school near Boston, under review as the institution seeks the legal ability to discriminate in hiring against members of the LGBT community.

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Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52042 Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds
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Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is being billed as the largest of its kind.

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The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F. http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-brave-new-world-of-three-parent-i-v-f/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:03:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52020 The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F.
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A microscopic image that shows a genome being removed from a donor egg. 1. Manipulation pipette. 2. Donor egg. 3. Holding pipette. 4. Zona pellucida (encircling the egg). 5. Location of the oocyte genome (or nuclear DNA) before removal.

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Did Facebook and PNAS violate human research protections in an unethical experiment? http://www.bioethics.net/news/did-facebook-and-pnas-violate-human-research-protections-in-an-unethical-experiment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/did-facebook-and-pnas-violate-human-research-protections-in-an-unethical-experiment/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52019 Did Facebook and PNAS violate human research protections in an unethical experiment?
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Whatever good and bad things about Facebook there are, however, there’s one thing that I never expected the company to be engaging in, and that’s unethical human subjects research.

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Do doctors understand test results? http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-doctors-understand-test-results/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-doctors-understand-test-results/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:59:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52018 Do doctors understand test results?
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Are doctors confused by statistics? A new book by one prominent statistician says they are – and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment.

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San Francisco passes law allowing forced treatment of mentally ill http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/san-francisco-passes-law-allowing-forced-treatment-of-mentally-ill/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:11:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52006 San Francisco passes law allowing forced treatment of mentally ill
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San Francisco lawmakers approved a law late on Tuesday allowing the forced treatment of mentally ill patients under certain conditions, drawing swift criticism from patient advocacy groups who say the measure tramples civil rights.

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NY insurer to pay up to $31 million for denied mental health claims http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ny-insurer-to-pay-up-to-31-million-for-denied-mental-health-claims/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:05:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52005 NY insurer to pay up to $31 million for denied mental health claims
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A New York-based health insurance company has agreed to reimburse members up to $31 million for previously denied mental health and substance abuse claims, the state attorney general said on Wednesday.

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Transgender Algae Show How Males and Females Came to Be http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/transgender-algae-show-how-males-and-females-came-to-be/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:55:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52004 Transgender Algae Show How Males and Females Came to Be
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One of the few things older than the battle of the sexes is the origin of the sexes. How sexes evolved in the first place has been a lasting mystery in biology. Thanks to some transgender algae, scientists may have cracked this evolutionary whodunit.

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U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-democrats-aim-to-turn-contraception-into-campaign-drive/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:15:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52007 U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive
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U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to include birth control in healthcare coverage.

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Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks http://www.bioethics.net/news/climate-change-threatens-u-s-national-parks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/climate-change-threatens-u-s-national-parks/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:53:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51983 Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks
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A large percent of the country’s national parks have recently experienced extreme heat, precipitation or drought, which could hurt plant and animal species

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‘Breakthrough’ stem cell study retracted http://www.bioethics.net/news/breakthrough-stem-cell-study-retracted/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/breakthrough-stem-cell-study-retracted/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:46:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51982 ‘Breakthrough’ stem cell study retracted
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It was hailed as a fast, easy, inexpensive and uncontroversial way to produce stem cells.

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Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/everything-we-know-about-facebooks-secret-mood-manipulation-experiment/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:36:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51972 Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment
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Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.

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Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-finds-vaccine-side-effects-extremely-rare/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/study-finds-vaccine-side-effects-extremely-rare/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:33:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51970 Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare
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Serious complications related to vaccines are very rare, and there is no evidence that immunizations cause autism, according to an analysis of 67 research studies.

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Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-are-examining-your-genitals-for-no-reason/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-are-examining-your-genitals-for-no-reason/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:35:38 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51981 Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason
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In total, gynecological screenings cost the U.S. $2.6 billion every year. And yet, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that there is no established medical justification for the annual procedure.

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Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users http://www.bioethics.net/news/facebook-responds-to-criticism-of-its-experiment-on-users/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/facebook-responds-to-criticism-of-its-experiment-on-users/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:15:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51955 Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users
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Facebook is unapologetic about the “emotional contagion” experiment it was conducting on customers.

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Stem cells: Taking a stand against pseudoscience http://www.bioethics.net/news/stem-cells-taking-a-stand-against-pseudoscience/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stem-cells-taking-a-stand-against-pseudoscience/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:13:50 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51954 Stem cells: Taking a stand against pseudoscience
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Elena Cattaneo and Gilberto Corbellini are among the academics working to protect patients from questionable stem-cell therapies. Here, they share their experiences and opinions of the long, hard fight for evidence to prevail.

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Watching too much TV could shorten your life http://www.bioethics.net/news/watching-too-much-tv-could-shorten-your-life/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/watching-too-much-tv-could-shorten-your-life/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:52:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51924 Watching too much TV could shorten your life
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The average American adult spends about four and a half hours a day watching TV — and that’s more than enough to take a toll on their health and longevity.

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It’s time to get your brain in shape http://www.bioethics.net/news/its-time-to-get-your-brain-in-shape/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/its-time-to-get-your-brain-in-shape/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:07:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51919 It’s time to get your brain in shape
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From the outside, the human brain might not be much to look at. What makes it fascinating is hidden within, in the complicated circuitry of neurons that makes you who you are.

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BPA Alternative May Still Have Endocrine Effects http://www.bioethics.net/news/bpa-alternative-may-still-have-endocrine-effects/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bpa-alternative-may-still-have-endocrine-effects/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:04:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51918 BPA Alternative May Still Have Endocrine Effects
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A plasticizer commonly substituted for bisphenol A (BPA) may cause similar endocrine-disrupting effects as the original chemical, researchers reported here.

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Critical Care Challenge: Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit http://www.bioethics.net/news/critical-care-challenge-dying-with-dignity-in-the-intensive-care-unit/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/critical-care-challenge-dying-with-dignity-in-the-intensive-care-unit/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:55:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51908 Critical Care Challenge: Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit
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After a long ICU stay because of septic shock and multiple complications, a frail 77-year-old man had a fall and suffered an acute subdural hematoma and hemorrhagic contusion. Twelve days after evacuation of the subdural hematoma, he remains in a coma and is still receiving mechanical ventilation. How should decisions be made about further treatment?

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Cancer-gene data sharing boosted http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cancer-gene-data-sharing-boosted/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:53:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51907 Cancer-gene data sharing boosted
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When the US diagnostics giant Myriad Genetics had its legal monopoly on breast-cancer gene testing eliminated one year ago, the company still retained an enormous edge over competitors.

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Why are some depressed, others resilient? Scientists home in one part of the brain. http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/why-are-some-depressed-others-resilient-scientists-home-in-one-part-of-the-brain/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:52:03 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51905 Why are some depressed, others resilient? Scientists home in one part of the brain.
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Many of us find ourselves swimming along in the tranquil sea of life when suddenly a crisis hits — a death in the family, the loss of a job, a bad breakup. Some power through and find calm waters again, while others drown in depression.

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Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star Austin out of NBA http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/genetic-disorder-will-keep-baylor-star-austin-out-of-nba/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:50:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51904 Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star Austin out of NBA
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Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career.

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Stroke ‘selfie’ helps save Canadian woman’s life http://www.bioethics.net/news/stroke-selfie-helps-save-canadian-womans-life/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/stroke-selfie-helps-save-canadian-womans-life/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:52:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51867 Stroke ‘selfie’ helps save Canadian woman’s life
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“The sensation is happening again,” Stacey Yepes tells the camera. “It’s all tingling on left side.”

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