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April 29, 2010

Will Taking the Happy Out of the Happy Meal Keep Kids from Getting Fat?

Well, at least one California county is trying. You have to give them that. In an effort to curb childhood obesity, Santa Clara county, California has banned toys from meals with over 485 calories, effectively fast food.…

January 27, 2010

It's My Baby and I'll Smoke If I Want To! Except Florida.

How far can a court, and by extension the state, go to protect the health and well-being of the unborn? In Florida, it would appear–much further than they have ever gone before.…

January 21, 2010

Ashley X Revisited: Fost and Lantos Debate on the Bioethics Channel

This month’s issue of The American Journal of Bioethics features a Target Article by Diekema and Fost articulating their defense of the Ashley X procedures.…

January 13, 2010

Before It Even Hits The Front Page....Sobsey Comments on AJOB's First Issue of 2010

AJOB’s first issue of 2010 is already off to a roaring start, making waves and stirring up controversy before it can even be posted on the front page of bioethics.net!…

October 8, 2009

"Academic Doping" is Just Plain Dumb (as Something to Fear)

The first media story I read about Dr. Vincent Cakic’s Journal of Medical Ethics paper about the ethical concerns about academic doping I was able to shrug off as just one more enhancement story.…