Bioethics.net » News http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:09:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Happiness study draws frowns from critics http://www.bioethics.net/news/happiness-study-draws-frowns-from-critics/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/happiness-study-draws-frowns-from-critics/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:11 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52358 Happiness study draws frowns from critics
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A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different patterns of gene activity is fatally flawed, according to an analysis published on Monday which tore into its target with language rarely seen in science journals.

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New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-recommendations-for-overweight-people-with-heart-risks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-recommendations-for-overweight-people-with-heart-risks/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:17:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52357 New recommendations for overweight people with heart risks
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Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for “intensive behavioral counseling” about diet or exercise, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-sleepy-teens-need-later-school-start-times-pediatricians-say-yes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-sleepy-teens-need-later-school-start-times-pediatricians-say-yes/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:41:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52345 Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes
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The American Academy of Pediatrics declared the chronic sleepiness of our nation’s teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement Monday.

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E-Cigarettes Worth Try to Quit Smoking, Heart Group Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-worth-try-to-quit-smoking-heart-group-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/e-cigarettes-worth-try-to-quit-smoking-heart-group-says/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:33:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52344 E-Cigarettes Worth Try to Quit Smoking, Heart Group Says
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The American Heart Association, in a policy statement released today, said physicians shouldn’t discourage e-cigarette use as a last resort to drop a smoking habit.

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Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Pot http://www.bioethics.net/news/fewer-painkiller-deaths-in-states-with-medical-pot/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fewer-painkiller-deaths-in-states-with-medical-pot/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:30:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52343 Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Pot
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States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit — fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.

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California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:20:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52304 California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents
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Birth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.

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‘Mission Blue’ film charts scientist’s quest to save oceans http://www.bioethics.net/news/mission-blue-film-charts-scientists-quest-to-save-oceans/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/mission-blue-film-charts-scientists-quest-to-save-oceans/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:24:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52295 ‘Mission Blue’ film charts scientist’s quest to save oceans
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From the Galapagos Islands to Australia’s Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary “Mission Blue” navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet’s threatened seas.

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California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-banning-inmate-sterilizations/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-banning-inmate-sterilizations/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:21:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52294 California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations
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California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state’s rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women.

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NSA’s ‘MonsterMind’ Could Automate Cyberwar http://www.bioethics.net/news/nsas-monstermind-could-automate-cyberwar/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/nsas-monstermind-could-automate-cyberwar/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:40:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52287 NSA’s ‘MonsterMind’ Could Automate Cyberwar
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The plan to build a cybersecurity machine that would monitor all private communications coming into the U.S. for attacks and retaliate without human involvement was the last straw that led Snowden to become a whistleblower, he told Wired in an interview.

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Westboro Baptist Church’s Plan To Protest Robin Williams’ Funeral Thwarted By Love http://www.bioethics.net/news/westboro-baptist-churchs-plan-to-protest-robin-williams-funeral-thwarted-by-love/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/westboro-baptist-churchs-plan-to-protest-robin-williams-funeral-thwarted-by-love/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:41:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52285 Westboro Baptist Church’s Plan To Protest Robin Williams’ Funeral Thwarted By Love
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The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams’ funeral, but Planting Peace is not letting the hate take root.

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These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried http://www.bioethics.net/news/these-medical-apps-have-doctors-and-the-fda-worried/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/these-medical-apps-have-doctors-and-the-fda-worried/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52284 These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried
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Iltifat Husain has seen an awful lot of sickness and injury during his time as an emergency room doctor, but lately, he’s worried about something new. He’s worried about the ill effects of mobile healthcare apps.

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New York City council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-city-council-speaker-reveals-hpv-diagnosis-to-raise-awareness/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-city-council-speaker-reveals-hpv-diagnosis-to-raise-awareness/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:44:47 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52280 New York City council speaker reveals HPV diagnosis to raise awareness
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The speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced at the weekend that she has a “high-risk” form of HPV to try to raise awareness about the common but often stigmatized sexually transmitted infection.

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Thailand stops US and Australian couples leaving with surrogate babies: advocate http://www.bioethics.net/news/thailand-stops-us-and-australian-couples-leaving-with-surrogate-babies-advocate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/thailand-stops-us-and-australian-couples-leaving-with-surrogate-babies-advocate/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:31:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52275 Thailand stops US and Australian couples leaving with surrogate babies: advocate
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U.S. and Australian couples attempting to leave Thailand with babies born by surrogate mothers have been stopped at the airport and prevented from leaving the country in recent days, an Australian surrogacy advocate said on Friday.

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Pot-Smoking Mom Fights to Breastfeed. What Are the Risks? http://www.bioethics.net/news/pot-smoking-mom-fights-to-breastfeed-what-are-the-risks/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/pot-smoking-mom-fights-to-breastfeed-what-are-the-risks/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:23:56 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52260 Pot-Smoking Mom Fights to Breastfeed. What Are the Risks?
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A new mom in Portland, Ore., said she was barred from breastfeeding her premature newborn because she is a regular user of medical marijuana. “They’re refusing to allow me to breastfeed,” Crystal Cain told local news station KATU, referring to officials at Oregon Health Science University.

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Ethical considerations for use of unregistered interventions for Ebola virus disease (EVD) http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-considerations-for-use-of-unregistered-interventions-for-ebola-virus-disease-evd/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-considerations-for-use-of-unregistered-interventions-for-ebola-virus-disease-evd/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:57:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52259 Ethical considerations for use of unregistered interventions for Ebola virus disease (EVD)
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Ebola outbreaks can be contained using available interventions like early detection and isolation, contact tracing and monitoring, and adherence to rigorous procedures of infection control. However, a specific treatment or vaccine would be a potent asset to counter the virus.

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Film documents rise and fall of a genome matching service – and poses tough ethical questions http://www.bioethics.net/news/film-documents-rise-and-fall-of-a-genome-matching-service-and-poses-tough-ethical-questions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/film-documents-rise-and-fall-of-a-genome-matching-service-and-poses-tough-ethical-questions/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:31:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52253 Film documents rise and fall of a genome matching service – and poses tough ethical questions
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When I think of “science fiction,” I picture three-eyed aliens with purple-and-gold tentacles — not the disturbing demise of a man, and a company, depicted in the film “The Perfect 46.”

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Japan scientist in discredited stem-cell research dead in suicide http://www.bioethics.net/news/japan-scientist-in-discredited-stem-cell-research-dead-in-suicide/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/japan-scientist-in-discredited-stem-cell-research-dead-in-suicide/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:58:41 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52246 Japan scientist in discredited stem-cell research dead in suicide
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A Japanese researcher at the center of discredited research that was initially hailed as a potential breakthrough for stem-cell treatment, killed himself after months of stress and exhaustion, officials said on Tuesday.

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Briton with advanced heart failure launches new gene therapy trial http://www.bioethics.net/news/briton-with-advanced-heart-failure-launches-new-gene-therapy-trial/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/briton-with-advanced-heart-failure-launches-new-gene-therapy-trial/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:54:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52243 Briton with advanced heart failure launches new gene therapy trial
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A 37-year-old British man who needs a mechanical pump to keep his heart working has kicked off tests to see if gene therapy could help him recover and potentially avoid the need for a heart transplant.

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Scientists retract narcolepsy study linked to GSK vaccine http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-retract-narcolepsy-study-linked-to-gsk-vaccine/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/scientists-retract-narcolepsy-study-linked-to-gsk-vaccine/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:56:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52245 Scientists retract narcolepsy study linked to GSK vaccine
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Scientists who believed they had started to decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine and the sleep disorder narcolepsy have retracted a study after saying they cannot replicate their findings.

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Regardless of location, concussions serious: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/regardless-of-location-concussions-serious-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/regardless-of-location-concussions-serious-study/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:54:32 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52244 Regardless of location, concussions serious: study
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Concussions in high school football players are equally serious no matter where on the head the hit occurred, according to a new study.

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Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-questions-emerge-over-who-gets-ebola-drug/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ethical-questions-emerge-over-who-gets-ebola-drug/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:31:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52238 Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug
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In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

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Organ shortage prompts debate over compensating donors http://www.bioethics.net/news/organ-shortage-prompts-debate-over-compensating-donors/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/organ-shortage-prompts-debate-over-compensating-donors/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:16:40 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52224 Organ shortage prompts debate over compensating donors
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Jessica Kastler will drive from her home in San Luis Obispo to San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center this month to give a kidney to someone she doesn’t know.

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More Live Organ Donations Needed To Address Gap in California http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-live-organ-donations-needed-to-address-gap-in-california/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-live-organ-donations-needed-to-address-gap-in-california/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:15:43 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52223 More Live Organ Donations Needed To Address Gap in California
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While the number of deceased organ donors in California has increased in recent years, observers say more live donors are needed to meet the need of residents awaiting donations, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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France passes sweeping gender equality law http://www.bioethics.net/news/france-passes-sweeping-gender-equality-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/france-passes-sweeping-gender-equality-law/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:56:33 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52210 France passes sweeping gender equality law
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France has passed a sweeping gender equality law that eases current restrictions on abortion, encourages paternity leave and promotes gender parity at home and in the workplace.

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WHO consulting ethics experts on experimental Ebola drugs http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-consulting-ethics-experts-on-experimental-ebola-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/who-consulting-ethics-experts-on-experimental-ebola-drugs/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:54:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52209 WHO consulting ethics experts on experimental Ebola drugs
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The use of an experimental drug to treat two U.S. charity workers stricken by the deadly Ebola virus has prompted the World Health Organization to consider the implications of making such treatments more widely available, it said on Wednesday.

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Ebola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon? http://www.bioethics.net/news/ebola-are-treatments-vaccines-on-the-horizon/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/ebola-are-treatments-vaccines-on-the-horizon/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:44:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52207 Ebola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon?
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An experimental serum grown in specially modified tobacco leaves made headlines this week when it was given to two Americans stricken with Ebola.

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FDA calls for more specific gluten-free labels http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-calls-for-more-specific-gluten-free-labels/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fda-calls-for-more-specific-gluten-free-labels/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:43:17 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52206 FDA calls for more specific gluten-free labels
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There’s gluten-free water. And, gluten-free mushrooms and gluten-free rice cereal.

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U.S. judge slows abortion restrictions tide by striking down Alabama law http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-judge-slows-abortion-restrictions-tide-by-striking-down-alabama-law/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-judge-slows-abortion-restrictions-tide-by-striking-down-alabama-law/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:35:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52198 U.S. judge slows abortion restrictions tide by striking down Alabama law
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A U.S. judge on Monday ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that threatened to close three of the state’s five abortion clinics while a hearing opened in Texas with an abortion rights group trying to overturn restrictions imposed in that state.

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Australian couple ‘leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:32:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52197 Australian couple ‘leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate’
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When the Australians discovered the boy, named Gammy by his surrogate family, had Down’s Syndrome they abandoned him in Thailand and returned to Australia with only the healthy girl, Australia’s ABC said.

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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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