Blog Posts (11)
September 14, 2016
Millions of people use websites like WebMD every day to gain insight on a range of medical issues from cancer to mental health. This practice, or “cyberchondria,” is a new digital phenomenon that has resulted from online databases of free, … Continue reading →
September 8, 2016
The minority stress theory suggests that health disparities experienced by gay and bisexual men (GBM) and other sexual minorities can be explained in terms of stigma-related stressors such as discrimination at work, school, religious institutions, communities and families. The unique … Continue reading →
August 31, 2016
Although the death penalty is on the decline in the United States, the case of James Rhodes highlights the ethical quagmire facing forensic psychiatrists and psychologists whose evaluations contribute whether persons with intellectual disabilities convicted of murder will live or die. In addition to the increasingly familiar racial … Continue reading →
August 24, 2016
The United States has become the world’s leading jailer with 2.2 million people in jails and prisons across the country. With a combination of government and privately run facilities, the nation faces the moral issues surrounding the prison-industrial complex. As … Continue reading →
August 16, 2016
As the 2016 presidential election approaches, psychologists are gaining media attention by diagnosing candidates as having personality disorders, especially for the Republican nominee. But the public should question whether or not offering these diagnoses is professionally ethical or in the service of … Continue reading →
June 2, 2016
By Micah Hester In 2004, Lisa Lehman and colleagues noted that “Despite widespread agreement that ethics should be taught [in medical schools], there is little formal consensus concerning what, when, and how medical ethic is best taught” (2004, 682). Eleven years later, the Project to Rebalance and Integrate Medical Education (PRIME) group in its Romanell […]
April 22, 2016
The dearth of HIV prevention research on LGBT individuals under 18 years of age is at least partially a result of conservative Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), according to new research by Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia … Continue reading →
October 30, 2015
Here is a game you can’t lose. You flip a fair coin ten times and every time it comes up heads, you get $20. Better yet, I won’t even watch you flip the coin, but instead will trust whatever you … Continue reading →
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October 23, 2015
Russell Wilson took a hard hit to the head in the NFC Championship game last year against the Green Bay Packers. His team, the Seattle Seahawks, won the game, but would Wilson, the team’s star quarterback, recover in time for … Continue reading →
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September 22, 2014
We’ve done a lot of things in the United States over the last few decades to curb tobacco consumption. We’ve warned people cigarettes will kill them, created persuasive ad campaigns to scare people away from cigarettes, and added a hefty … Continue reading →
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December 6, 2016 9:00 am
Poor diets are responsible for more of the global burden of ill health than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined.
December 5, 2016 9:00 am
United Kingdom may soon become the first country to explicitly permit the birth of children from embryos modified to contain three people’s DNA.
November 30, 2016 9:00 am
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for more than two years but one business is still growing. Fast food.
November 23, 2016 9:00 am
91% of new infections in the 15- to 19-year-old group were in adolescent girls.
November 22, 2016 9:00 am
Any frozen pre-embryos, fertilized eggs that are not implanted in the uterus, are legally classified as marital property
November 18, 2016 9:00 am
Sorry guys—this time it’s women only. In order to reduce its perpetual gender imbalance the academy seeks to recruit 10 new members, all with two X chromosomes.
November 10, 2016 10:52 am
The internal watchdog at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warned the office tasked with administering federal health insurance programs that Mylan NV’s EpiPen was improperly classified as a generic drug in 2009, Senator Charles Grassley said on Tuesday.
November 8, 2016 8:01 am
The jet fuel you burned on that flight from New York City to London? Say goodbye to 1 square meter of Arctic sea ice.
November 7, 2016 8:00 am
Can public health officials force Americans to break their soda habit?
November 7, 2016 8:00 am
The sheer size of the Ebola epidemic that began in 2013 and engulfed West Africa is still a bit of a riddle for scientists. Previous Ebola outbreaks had never sickened more than 600 people. But the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea infected more than 28,000 before it was finally brought under control. Part of the explanation was that the virus had suddenly surfaced in major cities, making it harder to stamp out than in the isolated rural locales where it had struck before. The countries’ poor public health infrastructure and other environmental factors played roles as well.
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