Bioethics.net » Public Health http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Cloning advance using stem cells from human adult reopens ethical questions http://www.bioethics.net/news/cloning-advance-using-stem-cells-from-human-adult-reopens-ethical-questions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cloning-advance-using-stem-cells-from-human-adult-reopens-ethical-questions/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:51:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51410 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cloning-advance-using-stem-cells-from-human-adult-reopens-ethical-questions/feed/ 0 Bullying leaves scars into middle age http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullying-leaves-scars-into-middle-age/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullying-leaves-scars-into-middle-age/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:42:53 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51407 http://www.bioethics.net/news/bullying-leaves-scars-into-middle-age/feed/ 0 Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/surge-in-narcotic-prescriptions-for-pregnant-women/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/surge-in-narcotic-prescriptions-for-pregnant-women/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:17:50 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6573 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/surge-in-narcotic-prescriptions-for-pregnant-women/feed/ 0 Manslaughter conviction for ‘negligent breastfeeding’ puts other mums at risk http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/manslaughter-conviction-for-negligent-breastfeeding-puts-other-mums-at-risk/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/manslaughter-conviction-for-negligent-breastfeeding-puts-other-mums-at-risk/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:12:34 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6568 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/manslaughter-conviction-for-negligent-breastfeeding-puts-other-mums-at-risk/feed/ 0 Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates 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http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6545 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/artistic-inquiry-obesity-on-stage-in-boston/feed/ 0 US jury orders Takeda, Eli Lilly to pay $9 billion in damages over Actos http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/us-jury-orders-takeda-eli-lilly-to-pay-9-billion-in-damages-over-actos/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/us-jury-orders-takeda-eli-lilly-to-pay-9-billion-in-damages-over-actos/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:31:23 +0000 http://www.bioethicsinternational.org/blog/?p=6541 http://www.bioethics.net/2014/04/us-jury-orders-takeda-eli-lilly-to-pay-9-billion-in-damages-over-actos/feed/ 0 Guidance published on informing study participants about findings with potential health implications http://www.bioethics.net/news/guidance-published-on-informing-study-participants-about-findings-with-potential-health-implications/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/guidance-published-on-informing-study-participants-about-findings-with-potential-health-implications/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:17:26 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51029 http://www.bioethics.net/news/guidance-published-on-informing-study-participants-about-findings-with-potential-health-implications/feed/ 0 Smoking bans can help kids’ health, researchers say http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:55:12 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51005 http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-bans-can-help-kids-health-researchers-say/feed/ 0 CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:38:05 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50974 http://www.bioethics.net/news/cdc-1-in-68-u-s-children-has-autism/feed/ 0 Marijuana pills and sprays ease MS symptoms 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Your social networks might be to blame http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:44:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50836 http://www.bioethics.net/news/in-a-bad-mood-your-social-networks-might-be-to-blame/feed/ 0 New Clues To Why Traffic Pollution Is So Bad For The Heart http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-clues-to-why-traffic-pollution-is-so-bad-for-the-heart/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-clues-to-why-traffic-pollution-is-so-bad-for-the-heart/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:42:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50807 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-clues-to-why-traffic-pollution-is-so-bad-for-the-heart/feed/ 0 Free Birth Control Not Associated With Risky Sexual Behavior http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-birth-control-not-associated-with-risky-sexual-behavior/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-birth-control-not-associated-with-risky-sexual-behavior/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:38:54 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50806 http://www.bioethics.net/news/free-birth-control-not-associated-with-risky-sexual-behavior/feed/ 0 Planned Parenthood, Tucson gynecologist, fighting tighter regulations on abortion drugs http://www.bioethics.net/news/planned-parenthood-tucson-gynecologist-fighting-tighter-regulations-on-abortion-drugs/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/planned-parenthood-tucson-gynecologist-fighting-tighter-regulations-on-abortion-drugs/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:04:39 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50763 http://www.bioethics.net/news/planned-parenthood-tucson-gynecologist-fighting-tighter-regulations-on-abortion-drugs/feed/ 0 Childhood secondhand smoke exposure damages arteries http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-secondhand-smoke-exposure-damages-arteries/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-secondhand-smoke-exposure-damages-arteries/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:51:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50762 http://www.bioethics.net/news/childhood-secondhand-smoke-exposure-damages-arteries/feed/ 0 Smoking tied to changes in the structure of teen brains http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-tied-to-changes-in-the-structure-of-teen-brains/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-tied-to-changes-in-the-structure-of-teen-brains/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:20:55 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50750 http://www.bioethics.net/news/smoking-tied-to-changes-in-the-structure-of-teen-brains/feed/ 0 Giant virus revived from deep freeze in Siberian tundra http://www.bioethics.net/news/giant-virus-revived-from-deep-freeze-in-siberian-tundra/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/giant-virus-revived-from-deep-freeze-in-siberian-tundra/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:04:14 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50748 http://www.bioethics.net/news/giant-virus-revived-from-deep-freeze-in-siberian-tundra/feed/ 0 New APA autism guidelines ‘reduce diagnosis by more than 30%’ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:54:04 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50714 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-apa-autism-guidelines-reduce-diagnosis-by-more-than-30/feed/ 0 Obesity Drops Among Young Children in U.S., Report Says http://www.bioethics.net/news/obesity-drops-among-young-children-in-u-s-report-says/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/obesity-drops-among-young-children-in-u-s-report-says/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:51:44 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50713 http://www.bioethics.net/news/obesity-drops-among-young-children-in-u-s-report-says/feed/ 0 Overlooked Virus May Be Cause Of Paralyzing Disease In California http://www.bioethics.net/news/overlooked-virus-may-be-cause-of-paralyzing-disease-in-california/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/overlooked-virus-may-be-cause-of-paralyzing-disease-in-california/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:20:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50686 http://www.bioethics.net/news/overlooked-virus-may-be-cause-of-paralyzing-disease-in-california/feed/ 0 Criminalization of Drinking While Pregnant in UK? http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/criminalization-of-drinking-while-pregnant-in-uk/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/criminalization-of-drinking-while-pregnant-in-uk/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:52:00 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?guid=0c8c61b84fac716972cff087ca556684 plans to bring legal action to establish liability for criminal damages by women who drink while pregnant, with resultant damage to their newborns. A tribunal in 2011 had ruled that a child had sustained personal injury "directly attributable to a crime of violence," and so was eligible for a payment from its mother. The holding came in spite of the fact that the mother had never been criminally convicted. The court simply held that, regardless of the lack of prosecution or conviction in her case, she had in fact committed the crime of maliciously administering poison so as to inflict grievous bodily harm, a crime under section 23 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. The upper tribunal of the Administrative Appeals Chamber reversed the holding, however. (The opinion can be downloaded here.) The Appeals Chamber agreed that there had been “administration of a poison or other destructive or noxious thing, so as thereby to inflict grievous bodily harm,” but found that the fetus who was damaged by the mother's drinking was not a "person" in legal terms at the time of her injury. The case now goes to the Court of Appeal.

It's important to recognize that the case at bar would set precedent for cases quite unlike it in the future. In the case at bar, adoptive parents of a child damaged by fetal alcohol syndrome are seeking payments from the child's biological mother--payments due them pursuant to criminal law. But if drinking-while-pregnant is criminal, the ordinary case of prosecution in the future may look rather different. It will involve not payment of damages by a biological mother to a third-party adoptive parent, but imprisonment of a new mother shortly after her child's birth.

Criminalization of drinking-while-pregnant seems like a terrible idea. It is obviously true that drinking while pregnant can damage one's fetus. It is also obviously true that the majority of women who drink while pregnant do not thereby damage their fetuses. The relevant studies seem to show no genuinely "safe" level of drinking during pregnancy, but also show that significant drinking during pregnancy often results in no harm to the fetus. In these circumstances--and given the addictive nature of alcohol--can it really be true that criminalization of drinking-while-pregnant is really the best, or even a reasonably good, method of reducing harm to fetuses from maternal drinking?

Criminalization will make it difficult for pregnant women to speak to their physicians or nurses about their drinking habits. Threat of criminal prosecution for drinking could be used as a lever against pregnant women by abusive men. Criminalization will subject visibly-pregnant women not only to prosecution, but also to public abuse and accusations from strangers, even though the actual danger to fetuses from moderate later-term drinking is minimal.

Women should be informed of the dangers to their fetuses of drinking. Alcoholic pregnant women should be offered help. The state's money is better spent on public service announcements and counseling sessions than on prosecutions and jail-cells. I'm guessing that no one who knows that drinking during pregnancy might damage her child, but who drinks anyway, does so with malicious intent, or does so without regard to the dangers to her child. People who don't know the damage they may be causing, or who simply cannot stop their drinking due to addiction, need help rather than punishment.


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Sitting linked to increased risk for disability, study shows http://www.bioethics.net/news/sitting-linked-to-increased-risk-for-disability-study-shows/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/sitting-linked-to-increased-risk-for-disability-study-shows/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:19:06 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50614 http://www.bioethics.net/news/sitting-linked-to-increased-risk-for-disability-study-shows/feed/ 0 New York State to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-state-to-limit-use-of-solitary-confinement/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-state-to-limit-use-of-solitary-confinement/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:15:29 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50613 http://www.bioethics.net/news/new-york-state-to-limit-use-of-solitary-confinement/feed/ 0 Doctors fear kids’ brain disorders tied to industrial chemicals http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-fear-kids-brain-disorders-tied-to-industrial-chemicals/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-fear-kids-brain-disorders-tied-to-industrial-chemicals/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:52:25 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=50608 http://www.bioethics.net/news/doctors-fear-kids-brain-disorders-tied-to-industrial-chemicals/feed/ 0 LIBERTY AND WHERE NOSES BEGIN–AN OPEN LETTER TO: The ACLU of Rhode Island Concerning Mandating Flu Vaccinations for Very Young Children Entering Daycare and Kindergarden http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/liberty-and-where-noses-begin-an-open-letter-to-the-aclu-of-rhode-island-concerning-mandating-flu-vaccinations-for-very-young-children-entering-daycare-and-kindergarden/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/02/liberty-and-where-noses-begin-an-open-letter-to-the-aclu-of-rhode-island-concerning-mandating-flu-vaccinations-for-very-young-children-entering-daycare-and-kindergarden/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:00:09 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=50587 From: Arthur Caplan and Dorit Reiss

SUBJECT: requiring the vaccination of children and workers in daycare and pre-K against the flu

In recent testimony submitted to the Public Health Department of Rhode Island, a representative of the Rhode Island ACLU spoke against the requirement to vaccinate Rhode Island’s children age six months to 5 years of age against the flu in order to enter daycare or pre-kindergarten. Under the rule, annual influenza vaccination would be mandatory for all children between 6 months and 59 months before entering preschool or day care programs.…

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