Blog Posts (52)
January 17, 2013
Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.
On December 16th, a 23 year-old female physiotherapy student was raped by six men on a private bus in New Delhi, India, while returning home from a movie theater.…
January 15, 2013
Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
Among the greatest failures in American public health—and the list is a long one—is the rise in the incidence of cervical cancer. …
May 31, 2012
Every few years in states like New York and California some state official has “had it up to here” with the obesity epidemic.…
May 17, 2012
Ultimately, at home HIV testing could be an important piece of HIV prevention and treatment. But there are important concerns about ethical gaps in at home testing for HIV says Arthur Caplan in his post on MSNBC.…
March 28, 2012
A controversial diet guru in France, Dr. Pierre Dukan, has raised a lot of eyebrows and ire for proposing that all high-school students in France, in order to graduate, pass a weight exam.…
March 15, 2012
The American Journal of Bioethics is proud to announce that its March issue, a special issue discussing issues related to lying in medicine, is now available online.…
November 29, 2011
An eight-year-old Cleveland Heights, Ohio boy has been taken away from his parents by Child Protective Services. An unfortunate, but routine occurrence in the world of CPS–but this time the case has an usual cause—this third grader weighs more than 200 pounds and in the judgement of some Cuyahoga County officials his parents are the cause of his abuse to his health and well-being.…
October 20, 2011
If we are what we eat, shouldn’t we know what we are, in fact, eating? This simple idea may be much harder to support than one would guess thanks to lobbying on the part of the food industry, says Arthur Caplan in his MSNBC column today.…
October 19, 2011
Public health experts are arguing to enlist an unlikely set of professionals in the fight against and early detection of skin cancer.…
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April 16, 2014 2:13 pm
Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.
March 31, 2014 3:55 pm
If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low – just 16%, according to researchers.
March 27, 2014 5:38 pm
One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
March 25, 2014 2:53 pm
There is no cure for the condition, and therapies have proven difficult, as many have serious side effects. But now, relief may come in the form of a medical marijuana pill.
March 25, 2014 2:51 pm
Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves.
March 20, 2014 1:44 pm
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
March 20, 2014 1:43 pm
‘You should get pregnant,’ a friend told me. ‘Girl, the government will take care of you, trust me.’
March 17, 2014 7:03 pm
When Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty decided she wanted to get in shape.
March 17, 2014 7:01 pm
Swapping butter for a sunflower spread may not lower heart risk, say British Heart Foundation researchers.
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