Tag: Zika

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September 30, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: September 30, 2016

Technology and Ethics Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, consisting of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM (with Apple in talks to join), weighs in on the … Continue reading
September 14, 2016

Pregnancy, stigma, and moral responsibility in the Zika epidemic

by Kelly McBride Folkers, BS

Pregnancy comes with great moral responsibility from mother to future child. A healthy pregnancy requires that pregnant women abstain from certain behaviors, like eating unpasteurized foods and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.…

August 29, 2016

Testing Donated Blood for Zika: Politics or Prudence?

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The FDA has announced that within the next 3 months, all donated blood in the United States should be screened for Zika virus.…

May 31, 2016

Response to Zika and the Olympics Letter

The following letter was received by bioethics.net in response to our link to a letter written by professionals urging the Olympics to be postponed this year because of the threat of Zika.…

April 8, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: April 8, 2016

Can we trust robots to make moral decisions? Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Why Bioethics Has a Race Problem Moral imagination in bioethics has largely failed African Americans. The disturbing reason some African American … Continue reading
March 18, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: March 18, 2016

When Gene Tests for Breast Cancer Reveal Grim Data but No Guidance Women with breast cancer are facing a frustrating reality: The genetic data is there, but in many cases, doctors do not know what to do with it. First … Continue reading
March 11, 2016

Ethics & Society Newsfeed: March 11

Europe’s Latest Proposal for the Refugee Crisis Adam Chandler looks at discussions and the possibility of new limitations on immigration in Turkey. He examines the concerns of human rights groups on the matter. The Government Is Secretly Huddling With Companies … Continue reading
March 8, 2016

Zika: An opportunity to improve pre-conception care.

by Andrea L. Kalfoglou, Ph.D.

The Zika virus is spreading rapidly throughout parts of South and Central America. Public health officials are concerned because there is a correlation between the emergence of the Zika virus and a dramatic increase in number of babies born in Brazil with a severe birth defect called microcephaly.…

February 29, 2016

The Zika Virus — Bioethical Implications

The recent appearance of the Zika virus has justly concerned many. With scientists evaluating its relationship to microcephaly in newborns, important ethical issues arise. The Washington Post notes that the CDC has reported that in the United States two recently Zika infected women had abortions, two suffered miscarriages, two delivered healthy babies, another gave birth to a baby with serious birth effects, and two are... // Read More »
February 23, 2016

Zika: Time for the next wave of sensationalized worry

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On the season (series?) finale of the X-Files (Season 10, episode 6) this week, all of humanity is being attacked by the Spartan virus, a disease that seems to turn off the human immune system and permits other diseases to kill us.…