Blog Posts (14)
June 4, 2018
This post also appears as an editorial in the June 2018 issue of The American Journal of Bioethics.
by Thomas H.…
July 25, 2017
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Suppose a prescribed drug caused brain damage in 99.1% of people who took it. Would you take the drug?…
December 7, 2016
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
Seantrel Henderson is a 24-year-old player on The National Football League’s (NFL) Buffalo Bills. Henderson is currently suspended from playing in the NFL because for the second time he has violated the league’s substance abuse policy.…
July 28, 2016
by Adam R. Houston, JD, MA, LLM
It looks like the Rio Olympics are indeed going to happen; fingers crossed that all the things that could go wrong – from filthy aquatic venues, to collapsing infrastructure, to threats of terrorism – do not.…
May 31, 2016
The following letter was received by bioethics.net in response to our link to a letter written by professionals urging the Olympics to be postponed this year because of the threat of Zika.…
May 27, 2016
by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
It is imperative that an open, transparent discussion of the risks of holding the Olympics as planned in Brazil occur as soon as possible. …
November 12, 2015
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
This week the St. Louis Rams, a National Football League (NFL) team posted a picture on Twitter of player Wes Welker signing papers, making his departure from the Denver Broncos and his membership in the Rams organization official.…
October 30, 2015
by Steven H. Miles, MD and Shailendra Prasad, MD, MPH
This is a special pre-print posting of an editorial scheduled for the January 2016 issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.…
October 16, 2015
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
During a periodic training on the university’s harassment policies today, I learned that my institution has added “genetic information” to the list of characteristics against which one cannot be discriminated.…
September 21, 2015
by Macey L. Henderson, J.D.
I enjoy watching my favorite NFL teams and players during football season. As the daughter of a local sports attorney who grew up down the street from the Indianapolis Colts complex, I have always been exposed to programs and events that highlight advocacy that the NFL and their respective team markets provide for communities year after year through high profile efforts.…
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June 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat doesn’t remember much of anything about his team’s defeat against Iran in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It is not that he would rather forget being on the losing side of the match. It’s that he sustained a concussion during it, which led to some memory loss. Team medical staff later ruled Amrabat out for training and the next match. But, five days later, he was in uniform and playing in a match against Portugal.
June 19, 2018 6:00 am
23andMe is taking a lot of heat as one of the DNA aggregators whose databases may not be secure from prying third-party eyes. That is a huge issue, but the company is engaging in even more troubling behavior—using genetics to sponsor racism.
August 29, 2016 8:00 am
Caster Semenya of South Africa, heavily favored to win the Olympic women’s 800 meters, ran a quick opening round this week and then breezed past reporters. Who could blame her? Perhaps no female athlete has faced such brutal scrutiny by fellow competitors, sports officials and journalists.
June 15, 2016 8:26 am
There is a “very low risk” of further international spread of Zika virus as result of the Olympic Games to be held in Brazil, the heart of the current outbreak linked to birth defects, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Tuesday.
March 29, 2016 8:42 am
New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions. It suggests that a protein linked with head trauma may be present in blood up to a week after injury, which could help diagnose patients who delay seeking treatment.
November 11, 2015 1:45 pm
Cliff Ward Jr. is a self-described football nut. The Hebron, Ohio, resident first played football in third grade. His father was a high-school football star. But his 9-year-old son, Ty, is playing something different—flag football, on a local YMCA team.
October 23, 2015 11:20 am
Medical experts and National Football League (NFL) officials will gather with peers from other top global sports on Saturday in a bid to accelerate how to properly diagnose and treat player concussions.
September 18, 2015 5:38 pm
A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, according to new figures from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on the study of traumatic head injury.
August 6, 2015 12:49 pm
The final appeals court for global sports further blurred the line separating male and female athletes on Monday, ruling that a common factor in distinguishing the sexes — the level of natural testosterone in an athlete’s body — is insufficient to bar some women from competing against females.
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