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December 19, 2013

A Call to Physicians: To Do No Further Harm, or Ethical Practice as Just Distribution of Healthcare

Bandy X. Lee, M.D.

*Primum non nocere*, to first do no harm, is the unchanging foundation for Hippocratic medical ethics. Each generation must, nevertheless, redefine what “doing no harm” means for its time.…

August 15, 2013

Dead Babies, Dead Mothers. Let’s start by reducing the stigma of mental illness

Andrea Kalfoglou, Ph.D.

Last month, a tragedy unfolded in Manitoba, Canada.  On Wednesday, July 24th two children, a 3 year old and an infant, were found badly injured and alone in their home. …

December 14, 2012

Operation Delirium

Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.

Joining the long line of examples of concerning human subjects research experiments is a profile in The New Yorker (December 17).…

April 10, 2012

Caplan on Prescription Drug Abuse

Today Art Caplan, in his MSNBC column, discusses the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. But his conclusions would have a chilling effect upon physicians.  …

Published Articles (8)

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 1 - Jan 2014

Brave New Love: The Threat of High-Tech “Conversion” Therapy and the Bio-Oppression of Sexual Minorities Brian D. Earp, Anders Sandberg & Julian Savulescu

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 11 - Nov 2013

The Use of Deception in Public Health Behavioral Intervention Trials: A Case Study of Three Online Alcohol Trials Jim McCambridge, Kypros Kypri, Preben Bendtsen & John Porter

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 4 Issue 3 - Jul 2013

Empirically Derived Knowledge on Adolescent Assent to Pediatric Biomedical Research David G. Scherer, Janet L. Brody, Robert D. Annett, Charles Turner, Jeanne Dalen & Yesel Yoon

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 4 Issue 3 - Jul 2013

Behavioral Science Research Informs Bioethical Issues in the Conduct of Large-Scale Studies of Children's Disease Risk Kenneth P. Tercyak, Ulrica Swartling, Darren Mays, Suzanne Bennett Johnson & Johnny Ludvigsson

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 4 Issue 3 - Jul 2013

Contributions of Psychological Science to Empirical Bioethics Victoria A. Miller

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 10 - Oct 2013

Why Misconduct Trumps Patient–Therapist Confidentiality and Ways to Avoid the Disclosure Dilemma Nicholas H. Steneck

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 10 - Oct 2013

Let Therapists Be Therapists, Not Police Paul S. Appelbaum

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 3 Issue 4 - Oct 2012

The Puzzle of Neuroimaging and Psychiatric Diagnosis: Technology and Nosology in an Evolving Discipline Martha J. Farah & Seth J. Gillihan

News (88)

April 16, 2014 2:15 pm

New fathers may need help with depression: study

Becoming a father may raise a young man’s risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the wellbeing of entire families.

April 16, 2014 2:13 pm

Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates

Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study.

April 16, 2014 2:09 pm

For kids, moving can be mentally tough

Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new U.S. study.

March 28, 2014 2:46 pm

Mother of brain-dead Jahi McMath says daughter is 'still sleeping'

The mother of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead by multiple neurologists more than three months ago, insisted Thursday that her daughter was “asleep” and “blossoming into a teenager.”

March 27, 2014 5:38 pm

CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March 26, 2014 4:00 pm

How your brain makes moral judgments

Imagine a CEO wants to profit from a venture that, by the way, involves emitting pollution toxic to the environment, but she doesn’t care because the goal is profit.

March 24, 2014 6:38 pm

Cardiff University thyroid IQ theory 'could help children'

Children at risk of developing a low IQ could be helped by genetic screening, Cardiff University researchers say.

March 20, 2014 1:44 pm

10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.

March 13, 2014 3:44 pm

In a bad mood? Your social networks might be to blame

The next time you feel compelled to share your misery on Facebook, spare a thought for your friends. For mood on social networks is contagious, and spreads to those you are connected to, scientists say.

March 4, 2014 6:15 pm

Large number of soldiers had mental illness before enlisting

The first publicly released findings from the largest mental-health study conducted by the military gave a sobering picture of the prevalence of mental disorders and suicide indicators among active-duty troops.

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