Blog Posts (6)
August 4, 2015
By Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In teaching research ethics, there are a few “classic cases” that we offer students as examples of where human subject research went wrong: Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis, the Nazi medical experiments, Willowbrook Hepatitis Experiments, human radiation experiments, and (now) the Guatemala syphilis study, among others.…
August 12, 2014
Nanette Elster, JD, MPH
Like many people around the world, I was shocked to hear about the death of Robin Williams.…
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. …
February 10, 2016 5:57 pm
A new study of doctor-assisted death for people with mental disorders raises questions about the practice, finding that in more than half of approved cases people declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die.
December 10, 2015 6:30 pm
Americans with severe mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed by police than other civilians, a study by an advocacy group said on Thursday.
July 21, 2015 1:50 pm
Kids with psychiatric problems may be more likely to have health, legal, financial and social difficulties as adults even when their mental health issues don’t persist beyond childhood, a study suggests.
July 20, 2015 5:02 pm
The effect of poverty on children’s brains may explain why poor youngsters tend to score lower on standardized tests compared to wealthier students, a new study suggests.
July 16, 2015 5:26 pm
Smartphones can track fitness, sleep and nutrition, and they might be able to detect depression, too.
April 24, 2015 5:13 pm
While previous research has linked clinical depression in mothers to mood disorders and other health problems in their children, the current study is among the first to make this connection even when mothers have milder symptoms that might not be diagnosed or treated by clinicians.
April 23, 2015 5:07 pm
Whether it is cause or effect is unclear, but high morale seems to go along with a longer life, according to a new Scandinavian study.
April 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking placebo pills, while others may only heal with real drugs, suggests a new review of existing research.
April 13, 2015 2:09 pm
New research maps the personality of 380 places in Great Britain. Where do you fit in?
April 8, 2015 1:08 pm
People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research.
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