Blog Posts (5)
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. …
January 6, 2015 7:59 pm
Toward the end of Janisse Flowers’s pregnancy, a nurse at her gynecologist’s office asked her to download an iPhone app that would track how often she text messaged with friends, how long she talked on the phone and how far she traveled each day.
December 11, 2014 7:25 pm
One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA’s harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects “took things out of context” and made false accusations.
December 4, 2014 3:21 pm
Surfing the net, going to museums or joining a club might have an unexpected side effect: improving the ability of older people to understand drug labels and doctors’ instructions, according to a new study in the UK.
November 4, 2014 3:39 pm
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System have designed a pilot program based on veterans supporting veterans.
September 22, 2014 4:17 pm
A person poses with an electro-encephalography (EEG) cap, which measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen near Munich. Autism researchers found promising signs that an EEG can be used to detect symptoms of autism in children and adolescents.
September 9, 2014 5:53 pm
There has been a major debate over whether sugar is addictive. There is currently very little evidence to support the idea that any ingredient, food item, additive or combination of ingredients has addictive properties.
September 9, 2014 5:50 pm
A promising new study suggests that treatment for infants who show early signs of autism can essentially eliminate developmental delays for those children by the time they reach age 3.
August 26, 2014 1:19 pm
A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different patterns of gene activity is fatally flawed, according to an analysis published on Monday which tore into its target with language rarely seen in science journals.
August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit — fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.
July 31, 2014 6:01 pm
According to a report from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, researchers discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could offer doctors a simple blood test to predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide.
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