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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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December 13, 2013 2:01 pm
Tobacco companies are resisting the move in low- and middle-income countries to tackle one of the gravest health threats facing them: smoking. Tobacco use is increasing overseas, especially in China and Africa.
November 22, 2013 1:33 pm
A huge new study out today in The Lancet shows that reducing three key factors linked to obesity – high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol – could cut heart disease in obese people by half.
November 21, 2013 7:33 pm
Americans are fatter and sicker than people in other comparable countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds.
November 19, 2013 5:13 pm
Driving investment to emerging social enterprises focused on the complete sanitation supply chain is the next frontier in sanitation programming.
November 14, 2013 4:43 pm
“Almost nobody knows that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month,” said Chris Draft, former linebacker for the Washington Redskins. “It’s not just a smoker’s disease. Anyone can get lung cancer.”
November 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Only the second-ever set of US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity — and the first in 15 years — have been issued today.
November 12, 2013 2:50 pm
Scientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.
October 17, 2013 6:08 pm
The newly reopened federal government offered some hefty news Thursday: the U.S. obesity rate remains substantial, with more than a third of the nation’s adults officially in big-person clothes.
October 2, 2013 2:04 pm
Scientists claim that exercise may be just as effective as drugs for treating common conditions, such as coronary heart disease and stroke.
September 30, 2013 3:32 pm
Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe “sell-by” and “best-before” dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.
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