Blog Posts (7)
May 9, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
If you’re a teen in North Carolina, a new bill before the legislature may make it more difficult for you to get sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, mental health counseling, pregnancy care or even substance abuse treatment.…
April 24, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Have you ever wondered what happens to drugs when a company finds them to lack promise or they prove to be dangerous in animal testing?…
April 17, 2013
Craig Klugman, PhD
In 1994, researchers at the University of Utah discovered that mutations in the genes BRCA1 and 2 correlated with higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer.…
February 1, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Last week, an FDA advisory panel suggested that hydrocodone-based pain control medications be reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II.…
January 25, 2013
Nearly everyone agrees that obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States, and nearly everyone agrees that the public health responses to it so far have been disappointing. So what should be done about it? In the January-Februar...
December 14, 2012
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Like most of the rest of the United States, we join in mourning with the families who lost a child during the Connecticut school shooting.…
March 4, 2011
This week Arthur Caplan has made a highly provocative argument in his MSNBC Breaking Bioethics column: Anyone harmed by the New Mexico woman who had measles while traveling on an airplane should sue her for damages.…
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April 29, 2013 2:28 pm
A woman who sought a job as an administrator at Iowa Methodist Medical Center is now suing the hospital, saying it failed to make accommodations for her shy bladder syndrome.
April 22, 2013 12:53 pm
No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation’s largest city.
April 9, 2013 4:23 pm
Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a new study.
April 1, 2013 1:08 pm
The Food and Drug Administration is relaxing its restrictions on the use of over-the-counter nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.
March 20, 2013 12:26 pm
CVS Caremark has put its employees on notice that they need to reveal their weight or pay a monthly $50 penalty.
February 14, 2013 1:47 pm
A schoolboy has been punished for refusing to wear a clip-on tie because he wants to wear a smarter traditional one – which breaches ‘health and safety rules’. Max Richmond, 13, was put into isolation for a day, for wearing the proper tie at Colne Community School in Brightlingsea, Essex.
January 24, 2013 12:56 pm
The County Kerry Council in southwest Ireland passed a measure on Monday that allows rural drivers to legally drive while under the influence of alcohol. The council voted to issue special permits to individuals who live in rural areas or remote countryside roads.
January 17, 2013 11:43 am
A teacher from Mariemont, Ohio, is suing her school district, claiming discrimination. What makes the case unique is that the teacher, Maria Waltherr-Willard, suffers from pedophobia, a crippling fear of young children.
January 14, 2013 3:19 pm
Police in Brazil’s most populous state can no longer give first aid to victims injured in violent crimes or in shootouts with law enforcement officers. Sao Paulo State Public Safety Department says in a statement posted on its website that as of Wednesday only emergency response teams and paramedics can provide treatment to victims at the scene of the crime or shootout with police.
January 10, 2013 1:57 pm
School teachers in Texas are flocking to free firearms classes and hundreds more in Ohio have signed up for training in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, some vowing to protect their students with guns even at the risk of losing their jobs.
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