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Written by Tess Johnson, University of Oxford How far will we allow genetic enhancement to go? vchal/ Shutterstock The first genetically edited children were born in China in late 2018. Twins Lulu and Nana had a particular gene – known as CCR5 – modified during embryonic development. The aim was to make them (and their […]Full Article
And this is how it all started for many men who have come to write to this blog thread. Do you think this would be the time for the youth to display VIP characteristics, and say "NOT THIS WAY!"?I would be interested to read if you were that...Full Article
What is shared decision making? Shared decision making relies on an individual and their families having accurate information and a clear understanding of their situation in order to make the best decision for themselves with their healthcare provider....Full Article
A New York Times special report on euthanasia of a Paralympics champion in Belgium was ethically problematic for several reasons.Full Article
by Amy Reese, PharmD, MA.
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a neuraminidase inhibitor which decreases the viral spread of Influenza A and B.…Full Article
By Lauren Rissman A distraught, exhausted mother asked through her tears, “Doctor, what would you do?” The palliative care, neurology and pediatric intensive care team sat in silence in the cold glow of fluorescent light. At that moment, I felt a zap of pain to my heart. It was sharp, followed by a lingering ache. […]Full Article
With Western Australia set to finalize legislation on medical aid in dying, MAID will be affirmatively legal in 18 jurisdictions on Earth: Australia (Victoria) Australia (Western Australia) Belgium Canada Colombia Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland U...Full Article
With Western Australia set to finalize legislation on medical aid in dying, MAID will be affirmatively legal in 18 jurisdictions on Earth: Australia (Victoria) Australia (Western Australia) Belgium Canada Colombia Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland Un...Full Article
by Ann Mongoven, Ph.D.
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[Editor’s note: Breaking news about a new data contract between Amazon and the U.K’s National Health Service underscores the need for ethical reflection on commercial/non-profit collaborations in health data analytics.
The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy has worked with the Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Indian Association of Palliative Care, and the Indian Academy of Neurology to draft A Model Legal Framework for End of Life Care in India. The model b...Full Article
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Ethical Awareness Scale: Replication Testing, Invariance Analysis, and Implications
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The Genetic Revolution Highlights the Importance of Nondiscriminatory and Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage
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Older Teens’ Understanding and Perceptions of Risks in Studies With Genetic Testing: A Pilot Study
Ethical Leadership and Employees’ Perceptions About Raising Ethical Concerns to Managers in the Veterans Health Administration
The Rise of Citizen Science in Health and Biomedical Research
The majority of people with sickle-cell disease are live in the world’s poorest communities and cannot afford the eye-watering costs of treatments.Full Article
Yes, transitioning to a more equitable system might eliminate some jobs. But the status quo is morally untenable.Full Article
All children will be able to receive whole genome sequencing at birth, under ambitions laid out by the Health Secretary.
Matt Hancock said that in future, the tests would be routinely offered, alongside standard checks on newborns, in order to map out the risk of genetic diseases, and offer “predictive, personalised” care.Full Article
Many patients aged 90 years or older who have non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are not offered any treatment at all, even though treatment improves survival odds substantially, especially surgery for earlier-stage disease, say researchers reporting a nationwide retrospective analysis.Full Article
Geriatric assessment is an approach that clinicians use to evaluate their elderly patients’ overall health status and to help them choose treatment appropriate to their age and condition. The tool can play an important role in cancer care, according to clinicians who work with the elderly.Full Article
Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children.Full Article
The PG&E outages that have affected some 1.8 million Californians in the past few weeks, amid nerve-wracking warnings of wind and fire, have put a strain on people with home medical needs.
Kaiser Health News is suing the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to release dozens of audits that the agency says reveal hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges by Medicare Advantage health plans.Full Article
A relentless rise in premiums and deductibles is putting insurance out of reach for many workers, especially those with low incomes.Full Article