Blog Posts (53)
November 7, 2014
Steven H Miles, M.D.
Kaci Hickox is a nurse who went to Sierra Leone with Doctors without borders to treat the emergency with Ebola.…
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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March 25, 2016 11:36 am
Only 2.7 percent of U.S. adults hit the four key metrics of living a healthy lifestyle — abstaining from smoking, eating well, exercising and maintaining a healthy body fat percentage — according to a disheartening new study.
March 22, 2016 8:00 am
Reginald Rogers owes his dentist a debt of gratitude for his new dentures, but no money. Indiana’s Medicaid program has them covered, a godsend for the almost-toothless former steelworker who hasn’t held a steady job for years and lives in his daughter’s basement.
March 21, 2016 2:30 pm
When Janoi Burgess was a child, he thought doctor appointments were fun. “I used to love it because they had a section where you could play games,” said Burgess, who was born with sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disorder. “They were really nice and friendly.”
March 21, 2016 2:26 pm
In an effort to curb what many consider the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government on Tuesday published the first national standards for prescription painkillers, recommending that doctors try pain relievers like ibuprofen before prescribing the highly addictive pills, and that they give most patients only a few days’ supply.
March 18, 2016 3:29 pm
Health workers are rushing to the site of a fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea to bolster efforts to contain the virus and prepare for the likelihood of more cases, aid agencies said on Friday.
May 26, 2015 3:52 pm
Taco Bell said on Tuesday it planned to replace all artificial flavors and colors and some additives such as trans-fats in its foods with natural alternatives by the end of this year.
May 20, 2015 3:29 pm
The U.S Food and Drug Administration said it is asking drugmakers for data on antimicrobials sold for use in each food animal, such as cows and chickens, as part of efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
May 15, 2015 3:41 pm
An inspection of a controversial California prison revealed unsanitary conditions, from a lack of hot water and incorrect storage of raw food to rodent droppings, a state report shows.
May 11, 2015 7:06 pm
On network and cable TV, during shows aimed at kids under age 12, the vast majority of commercials are for products with too much added sugar, saturated fat or sodium, according to a new study.
April 29, 2015 1:58 pm
Latin America’s first medical marijuana farm has taken root in a dusty yard at a secret location in Chile’s capital, with the blessing of a prominent right-wing official and high hopes the idea could sprout elsewhere in the socially conservative nation.
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