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January 24, 2013
[KPTV] If you’re a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be i...
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.…
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May 20, 2013 1:59 pm
The organization on Friday released a 200-page report advocating the decriminalization of drug use as a strategy to reduce violence associated with drug trafficking and to better treat addicts afflicted with chronic behavioral health problems.
May 6, 2013 1:30 pm
Couches tested in random CA households overwhelmingly contained hazardous flame retardant chemicals that have been known to harm hormone production and cause cancer, a new study says.
April 12, 2013 1:01 pm
Health and environmental groups will launch a national campaign Thursday to prod 10 major retailers — including Walmart, Target and Costco — to clear store shelves of products containing hazardous chemicals.
April 11, 2013 1:09 pm
Children born to mothers who lived within a mile of heavy traffic while pregnant were at higher risk of developing any of three childhood cancers, researchers said here.
January 17, 2013 11:47 am
Restaurant-goers curious about the cleanliness of the environments they’re eating in and how safe the food is have had to rely on different strategies. But now, community review site Yelp is being added to the mix as a new source of information on the health grades of various establishments.
January 11, 2013 3:08 pm
An estimated 41.7 million workers can not take sick days — that’s nearly a third of the nation’s employees and a problem that raises health risks on everyone.
January 8, 2013 6:34 pm
Binge drinking is a prevalent and often underestimated problem among US women and female adolescents that frequently starts in high school, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows.
December 19, 2012 6:22 pm
The mass murder of 20 children and six adults Friday in Newtown, Conn., has provoked yet another round of recrimination, finger pointing and breast-beating. What we fervently want as we continue to reel from a story whose misery seems to know no bounds is to find a clear cause – a reason why this happened – so that we can fix it.
December 19, 2012 6:10 pm
Once parents and individuals are “brave enough” to come forward and seek help, overcoming the continuing stigmatization of mental illness, there are not enough clinicians to serve them, the programs are scattered throughout different agencies and insurers don’t always cover care.
December 11, 2012 2:11 pm
United Health Foundation unveiled its 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings on Tuesday that provided a national look at health problems in all 50 states. This year’s health rankings found that Americans are living longer, but many are living sicker.
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