Bioethics.net » Pediatrics http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.4 Brain Death Is a Flash Point in End-of-Life Law, Ethics and Policy http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/brain-death-is-a-flash-point-in-end-of-life-law-ethics-and-policy/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/08/brain-death-is-a-flash-point-in-end-of-life-law-ethics-and-policy/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52363 by Thaddeus M. Pope, J.D., Ph.D.

The August 2014 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics includes nearly 20 articles on the status of death determined by neurological criteria (DDNC or “brain death”).  Not coincidentally, this summer, several other leading bioethics journals are also covering “brain death.”  (See recent and forthcoming articles in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, and the Journal of Medical Ethics.)  I have myself contributed to a multi-article examination of the topic in the imminently forthcoming Journal of Clinical Ethics 25(3).…

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Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-sleepy-teens-need-later-school-start-times-pediatricians-say-yes/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-sleepy-teens-need-later-school-start-times-pediatricians-say-yes/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:41:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52345 http://www.bioethics.net/news/do-sleepy-teens-need-later-school-start-times-pediatricians-say-yes/feed/ 0 California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:20:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52304 http://www.bioethics.net/news/california-bill-would-let-birth-certificates-reflect-same-sex-parents/feed/ 0 Australian couple ‘leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:32:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52197 http://www.bioethics.net/news/australian-couple-leave-disabled-baby-with-thai-surrogate/feed/ 0 Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-cancer-survivor-needs-new-teeth-insurance-company-refuses-to-pay/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-cancer-survivor-needs-new-teeth-insurance-company-refuses-to-pay/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52174 http://www.bioethics.net/news/teen-cancer-survivor-needs-new-teeth-insurance-company-refuses-to-pay/feed/ 0 Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:29:23 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52167 http://www.bioethics.net/news/legalizing-pot-has-not-spurred-use-among-u-s-teens-study/feed/ 0 Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-u-s-youth-getting-vaccine-for-sexually-transmitted-virus-cdc/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-u-s-youth-getting-vaccine-for-sexually-transmitted-virus-cdc/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:20:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52109 http://www.bioethics.net/news/too-few-u-s-youth-getting-vaccine-for-sexually-transmitted-virus-cdc/feed/ 0 More U.S. teens’ report using human growth hormone, group says http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-u-s-teens-report-using-human-growth-hormone-group-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-u-s-teens-report-using-human-growth-hormone-group-says/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52116 http://www.bioethics.net/news/more-u-s-teens-report-using-human-growth-hormone-group-says/feed/ 0 Babies of anxious mothers more likely to cry excessively: study http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:34:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52114 http://www.bioethics.net/news/babies-of-anxious-mothers-more-likely-to-cry-excessively-study/feed/ 0 Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids http://www.bioethics.net/news/rates-of-abdominal-obesity-leveling-off-among-kids/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/rates-of-abdominal-obesity-leveling-off-among-kids/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:33:30 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52113 http://www.bioethics.net/news/rates-of-abdominal-obesity-leveling-off-among-kids/feed/ 0 Police Won’t Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:35:22 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52044 http://www.bioethics.net/news/police-wont-use-nude-photos-of-va-teen-as-evidence-in-sexting-case-attorney-says/feed/ 0 Children Of Gay Parents Are Happier And Healthier Than Their Peers, New Study Finds http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=52042 http://www.bioethics.net/news/children-of-gay-parents-are-happier-and-healthier-than-their-peers-new-study-finds/feed/ 0 Fact vs. Fiction: Judge Upholds Barring Unvaccinated Children from Public Schools http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/fact-vs-fiction-judge-upholds-barring-unvaccinated-children-from-public-schools/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/06/fact-vs-fiction-judge-upholds-barring-unvaccinated-children-from-public-schools/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:31:45 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51936 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Vaccination is one of the great success stories of public health. People who receive vaccinations against disease are far less likely to contract that disease. In 1900, 30.4% of all deaths from infectious disease were to children under the age of 5 and the top three causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis and diarrhea-enteritis. By 2010, the only infectious disease in the top ten list was influenza and pneumonia at 9th place. In 2012, 91.4% of adolescents are immunized for measles, mumps & rubella, 92.8% for Hep B, and many others.…

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Cannabis may Help Prevent Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy http://www.bioethics.net/news/cannabis-may-help-prevent-seizures-in-children-with-severe-epilepsy/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cannabis-may-help-prevent-seizures-in-children-with-severe-epilepsy/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51637 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cannabis-may-help-prevent-seizures-in-children-with-severe-epilepsy/feed/ 0 What Is This Child Doing in Prison? http://www.bioethics.net/news/what-is-this-child-doing-in-prison/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/what-is-this-child-doing-in-prison/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 23:49:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51626 http://www.bioethics.net/news/what-is-this-child-doing-in-prison/feed/ 0 U.S. children read, but not well or often: report http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-children-read-but-not-well-or-often-report/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-children-read-but-not-well-or-often-report/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 18:57:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51570 http://www.bioethics.net/news/u-s-children-read-but-not-well-or-often-report/feed/ 0 Criminalizing harmful substance abuse during pregnancy: Is there a problem with that? http://www.bioethics.net/news/criminalizing-harmful-substance-abuse-during-pregnancy-is-there-a-problem-with-that/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/criminalizing-harmful-substance-abuse-during-pregnancy-is-there-a-problem-with-that/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 17:11:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51469 http://www.bioethics.net/news/criminalizing-harmful-substance-abuse-during-pregnancy-is-there-a-problem-with-that/feed/ 0 Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/04/18/surge-in-narcotic-prescriptions-for-pregnant-women/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/04/18/surge-in-narcotic-prescriptions-for-pregnant-women/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:17:50 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6573 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/04/18/surge-in-narcotic-prescriptions-for-pregnant-women/feed/ 0 French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:42:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51368 http://www.bioethics.net/news/french-school-carries-out-dna-dragnet-in-rape-case/feed/ 0 Manslaughter conviction for ‘negligent breastfeeding’ puts other mums at risk http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/04/17/manslaughter-conviction-for-negligent-breastfeeding-puts-other-mums-at-risk/ http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/04/17/manslaughter-conviction-for-negligent-breastfeeding-puts-other-mums-at-risk/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:12:34 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6568 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/2014/04/17/manslaughter-conviction-for-negligent-breastfeeding-puts-other-mums-at-risk/feed/ 0 For kids, moving can be mentally tough http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:09:57 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51339 http://www.bioethics.net/news/for-kids-moving-can-be-mentally-tough/feed/ 0 Cute with a Good Story: Social Media Selects Experimental Subjects http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/cute-with-a-good-story-social-media-selects-experimental-subjects/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/cute-with-a-good-story-social-media-selects-experimental-subjects/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:20:10 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=51013 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

For patients with a serious illness, accessing cutting edge drugs has just taken a new turn. In the past, a patient with cancer would undergo conventional treatments. If that failed, then he or she would be considered for a clinical trial of a new drug that may (or may not) have the potential to affect the disease. Entry into trials is strict with controls for potential subjects’ age, sex, type and stage of cancer, treatments already tried, and more.…

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Smoking bans can help kids’ health, researchers say http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:55:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51005 http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/feed/ 0 Crowdsourcing medical decisions: Ethicists worry Josh Hardy case may set bad precedent http://www.bioethics.net/news/crowdsourcing-medical-decisions-ethicists-worry-josh-hardy-case-may-set-bad-precedent/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/crowdsourcing-medical-decisions-ethicists-worry-josh-hardy-case-may-set-bad-precedent/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:34:20 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50943 http://www.bioethics.net/news/crowdsourcing-medical-decisions-ethicists-worry-josh-hardy-case-may-set-bad-precedent/feed/ 0 Addressing the Ethical Challenges in Genetic Testing and Sequencing of Children http://www.bioethics.net/articles/addressing-the-ethical-challenges-in-genetic-testing-and-sequencing-of-children/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/addressing-the-ethical-challenges-in-genetic-testing-and-sequencing-of-children/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:18:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50907 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/addressing-the-ethical-challenges-in-genetic-testing-and-sequencing-of-children/feed/ 0 Ethics and Empiricism in the Formation of Professional Guidelines http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-and-empiricism-in-the-formation-of-professional-guidelines/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-and-empiricism-in-the-formation-of-professional-guidelines/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:10:58 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=50905 http://www.bioethics.net/articles/ethics-and-empiricism-in-the-formation-of-professional-guidelines/feed/ 0 Company Makes Drug Available To Ailing Boy Following Public Outcry http://www.bioethics.net/news/company-makes-drug-available-to-ailing-boy-following-public-outcry/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/company-makes-drug-available-to-ailing-boy-following-public-outcry/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:41:34 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50835 http://www.bioethics.net/news/company-makes-drug-available-to-ailing-boy-following-public-outcry/feed/ 0 Childhood secondhand smoke exposure damages arteries http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-secondhand-smoke-exposure-damages-arteries/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-secondhand-smoke-exposure-damages-arteries/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:51:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50762 http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-secondhand-smoke-exposure-damages-arteries/feed/ 0 Smoking tied to changes in the structure of teen brains http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-tied-to-changes-in-the-structure-of-teen-brains/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-tied-to-changes-in-the-structure-of-teen-brains/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:20:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50750 http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-tied-to-changes-in-the-structure-of-teen-brains/feed/ 0 New APA autism guidelines ‘reduce diagnosis by more than 30%’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:54:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50714 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/feed/ 0 Obesity Drops Among Young Children in U.S., Report Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/obesity-drops-among-young-children-in-u-s-report-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/obesity-drops-among-young-children-in-u-s-report-says/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:51:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50713 http://www.bioethics.net/news/obesity-drops-among-young-children-in-u-s-report-says/feed/ 0 Autism-friendly travel now officially aboard Royal Caribbean cruises http://www.bioethics.net/news/autism-friendly-travel-now-officially-aboard-royal-caribbean-cruises/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/autism-friendly-travel-now-officially-aboard-royal-caribbean-cruises/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:14:18 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50684 http://www.bioethics.net/news/autism-friendly-travel-now-officially-aboard-royal-caribbean-cruises/feed/ 0 State Vaccination Exemption Policy Makes A Difference http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ABlogOnBioethics/~3/LhwUQLe4nGQ/state-vaccination-exemption-policy.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ABlogOnBioethics/~3/LhwUQLe4nGQ/state-vaccination-exemption-policy.html#comments Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:06:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=0c4b4b090d1e448c11e1fbf5242178f6 http://ablogonbioethics.blogspot.com/feeds/6166527634192882662/comments/default 0 New York State to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-state-to-limit-use-of-solitary-confinement/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-state-to-limit-use-of-solitary-confinement/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:15:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50613 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-state-to-limit-use-of-solitary-confinement/feed/ 0 LIBERTY AND WHERE NOSES BEGIN–AN OPEN LETTER TO: The ACLU of Rhode Island Concerning Mandating Flu Vaccinations for Very Young Children Entering Daycare and Kindergarden http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/liberty-and-where-noses-begin-an-open-letter-to-the-aclu-of-rhode-island-concerning-mandating-flu-vaccinations-for-very-young-children-entering-daycare-and-kindergarden/ 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SUBJECT: requiring the vaccination of children and workers in daycare and pre-K against the flu

In recent testimony submitted to the Public Health Department of Rhode Island, a representative of the Rhode Island ACLU spoke against the requirement to vaccinate Rhode Island’s children age six months to 5 years of age against the flu in order to enter daycare or pre-kindergarten. Under the rule, annual influenza vaccination would be mandatory for all children between 6 months and 59 months before entering preschool or day care programs.…

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The death of a loved one in childhood ‘affects adult mental health’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-death-of-a-loved-one-in-childhood-affects-adult-mental-health/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-death-of-a-loved-one-in-childhood-affects-adult-mental-health/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:05:08 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50294 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-death-of-a-loved-one-in-childhood-affects-adult-mental-health/feed/ 0 When Parents Disagree With the Doctor http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/when-parents-disagree-with-the-doctor/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/12/when-parents-disagree-with-the-doctor/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:21:19 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=49975 by Craig Klugman, PhD

“You are considered sane until you disagree with the doctor” is an old adage in clinical ethics circles. We rarely question a patient’s ability to make decisions if the patient’s choice agrees with what the physician wants. I have had several cases where I’ve been asked to look at capacity issues for a patient showing signs of dementia. When I asked who consented for that patient’s procedures to that point, the response was usually, “the patient.” This incongruence seemed to escape notice.…

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Exercise During Pregnancy Can Boost Your Baby’s Brain http://www.bioethics.net/news/exercise-during-pregnancy-can-boost-your-babys-brain/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/exercise-during-pregnancy-can-boost-your-babys-brain/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:47:24 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49782 http://www.bioethics.net/news/exercise-during-pregnancy-can-boost-your-babys-brain/feed/ 0 Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-music-lessons-may-offer-lifelong-benefits/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-music-lessons-may-offer-lifelong-benefits/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:21:15 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49723 http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-music-lessons-may-offer-lifelong-benefits/feed/ 0 Fast-food experts analyze 5,427 kids’ meals — only 33 are healthful http://www.bioethics.net/news/fast-food-experts-analyze-5427-kids-meals-only-33-are-healthful/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/fast-food-experts-analyze-5427-kids-meals-only-33-are-healthful/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:19:07 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49722 http://www.bioethics.net/news/fast-food-experts-analyze-5427-kids-meals-only-33-are-healthful/feed/ 0 Growing Up Poor Changes Young Brains http://www.bioethics.net/news/growing-up-poor-changes-young-brains/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/growing-up-poor-changes-young-brains/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:31:48 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49623 http://www.bioethics.net/news/growing-up-poor-changes-young-brains/feed/ 0 Concussed Kids Need Break From School http://www.bioethics.net/news/concussed-kids-need-break-from-school/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/concussed-kids-need-break-from-school/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:29:35 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49622 http://www.bioethics.net/news/concussed-kids-need-break-from-school/feed/ 0 Radiation can pose bigger cancer risk for children – UN study http://www.bioethics.net/news/radiation-can-pose-bigger-cancer-risk-for-children-un-study/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/radiation-can-pose-bigger-cancer-risk-for-children-un-study/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:51:36 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49598 http://www.bioethics.net/news/radiation-can-pose-bigger-cancer-risk-for-children-un-study/feed/ 0 The parental consent dilemma: Saving extremely premature babies by signing forms http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-parental-consent-dilemma-saving-extremely-premature-babies-by-signing-forms/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-parental-consent-dilemma-saving-extremely-premature-babies-by-signing-forms/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:24:37 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=49605 http://www.bioethics.net/news/the-parental-consent-dilemma-saving-extremely-premature-babies-by-signing-forms/feed/ 0 How Young is Too Young: Bariatric Surgery in Toddlers http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/how-young-is-too-young-bariatric-surgery-in-toddlers/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/how-young-is-too-young-bariatric-surgery-in-toddlers/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:13:02 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48950 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Oxford American Dictionary defines the term “outrageous” as “shockingly bad or excessive.” Case in point, a recent publication in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports about a two-and-a-half year old boy in Saudi Arabia who two years ago underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The toddler is the youngest patient to ever receive this therapy.

In LSG surgery, the surgeon reduces the stomach’s volume by 80 percent. Because of the smaller area, the patient ingests less and eventually with proper diet and exercise, loses weight.…

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DNA and Newborn Screening http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/dna-and-newborn-screening/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/dna-and-newborn-screening/#comments Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:27:16 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48857 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The National Institutes of Health wants to know the DNA of our babies.  The government is not looking to diagnose babies and help them live better lives. The NIH wants to know if it’s economically feasible to scan the DNA of every newborn and what social/ethical implications of that would be. Toward that end, the NIH is funding $25 million dollars over the next five years with four, $5million grants already awarded. These grants will examine the economics, health, privacy, and interpersonal issues in newborn genomic screening.…

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8-Year-Old Never Ages, Could Reveal ‘Biological Immortality’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/8-year-old-never-ages-could-reveal-biological-immortality/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/8-year-old-never-ages-could-reveal-biological-immortality/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:21:01 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48554 http://www.bioethics.net/news/8-year-old-never-ages-could-reveal-biological-immortality/feed/ 0 Anthony Stokes, Dying Georgia Teen, Denied Heart Transplant Due To Low Grades, Legal Troubles, Family Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/anthony-stokes-dying-georgia-teen-denied-heart-transplant-due-to-low-grades-legal-troubles-family-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/anthony-stokes-dying-georgia-teen-denied-heart-transplant-due-to-low-grades-legal-troubles-family-says/#comments Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:08:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48523 http://www.bioethics.net/news/anthony-stokes-dying-georgia-teen-denied-heart-transplant-due-to-low-grades-legal-troubles-family-says/feed/ 0 Salt Intake, BP Both Up in Kids http://www.bioethics.net/news/salt-intake-bp-both-up-in-kids/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/salt-intake-bp-both-up-in-kids/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:18:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48043 http://www.bioethics.net/news/salt-intake-bp-both-up-in-kids/feed/ 0 New implant helps boy hear for first time http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-implant-helps-boy-hear-for-first-time/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-implant-helps-boy-hear-for-first-time/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:37:28 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=47834 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-implant-helps-boy-hear-for-first-time/feed/ 0