Blog Posts (4)
December 19, 2013
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
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
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
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. …
April 16, 2014 2:15 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
Children at risk of developing a low IQ could be helped by genetic screening, Cardiff University researchers say.
March 20, 2014 1:44 pm
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
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
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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