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by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
A controversy last week erupted out of freshman New York Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live appearance and follow-up tweet saying that the facilities where the federal government is keeping detained children are “concentration camps.”
The Border Patrol Chief immediately called Ocasio-Cortez’s use of the term, “offensive”.…Full Article
The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected as 2019 Fellows: The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its 9th year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (R25 DA031608-08), Principal Investigator, Dr. Celia B. […]Full Article
by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.
For many LGBTQ people (and many others) June is a month of celebration. June is PRIDE month.…Full Article
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) re-defined workplace burnout as a syndrome consisting of “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.” The change still does not define burnout as a medical problem and it is not new since it appears in the International Classification of Diseases version 10 as well.…Full Article
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN ETHICS PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNER By Claire Becker Scientific research takes pride in the multitude of new, modern medical advancements through pharmaceutical, surgical, and therapeutic interventions. However, one of the most prominent issues in today’s population is not the development of new life-saving drugs, but rather the abuse of already established medications. […]Full Article
The federal government's proposed rule to disqualify families from public housing if any member is undocumented will harm children, families, and cities.
The post Forced from Home: Evicting Immigrants from Public Housing Harms Children’s Health appeared first on The Hastings Center.Full Article
In his 2018 book, the philosopher of science, Jacob Stegenga defends the view “that we should have little confidence in the effectiveness of medical interventions.” (Stegenga 2018) On the face of it, he acknowledges, this position seems unreasonable: most of us can think of myriad ways in which modern medicine has improved – perhaps saved […]Full Article
Written by Alberto Giubilini Oxford Martin School, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford Following a measles outbreak, Rockland County in New York has enforced a 30 day emergency measure that involves barring unvaccinated children and teenagers from any public place (not just schools, but also restaurants, shopping centres, places of worship, and so […]Full Article
Yesterday’s Child: How Gene Editing for Enhancement Will Produce Obsolescence—and Why It Matters
Clinical Ethicists Awakened: Addressing Two Generations of Clinical Ethics Issues Involving Undocumented Patients
Impartiality and infectious disease: Prioritizing individuals versus the collective in antibiotic prescription
Freezing fertility or freezing false hope? A content analysis of social egg freezing in U.S. print media
The One Health Approach to Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases
A Radical Approach to Ebola: Saving Humans and Other Animals
Ethical Dilemmas in Protecting Susceptible Subpopulations From Environmental Health Risks: Liberty, Utility, Fairness, and Accountability for Reasonableness
Counseling parents at risk of delivery of an extremely premature infant: Differing strategies
How should we deal with misattributed paternity? A survey of lay public attitudes
Saving Life, Limb, and Eyesight: Assessing the Medical Rules of Eligibility During Armed Conflict
Paralysis cases spiked after a vaccination drive was derailed by false rumors that dozens of children had collapsed and died. After serious setbacks in April led to a cluster of new polio cases, Pakistan is revamping its vaccination strategy in a renewed effort to wipe out the virus.Full Article
When Kelley Oliver Douglass got breast cancer, a genetic counselor posed an odd question: Do you and your children have trouble finding hats that fit?
They did, and that gave the counselor a clue to the source of the cancer: a mutation in a gene called Pten.
Now, researchers have stumbled on a way to counter it — and the treatment may be as close as the local drugstore.
The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose.Full Article
Open conflict broke out among U.S. liver transplant centers this week, with doctors and patients in less populous parts of the country seeking a contempt of court order against the Health and Human Services Department and the nonprofit organization that runs the transplant system.Full Article
With the United States experiencing its worst measles outbreak in years, due in part to unvaccinated people contracting the virus, his own family is speaking out against his anti-vaccine stances.Full Article
A type of breast implant linked to a rare cancer can still be sold in the United States, even though it has been banned in many other countries, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.Full Article
Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded warnings in boxes on labels and patient guides. The Food and Drug Administration, in what it called a safety announcement, noted that the drugs’ side effects included risky behaviors, such as sleepwalking and sleep driving, that can lead to injury and even death.Full Article
With malaria deaths rebounding worldwide, a pilot program testing a new and fiercely debated malaria vaccine began on Tuesday in Malawi.
Dr. Katherine O’Brien, the World Health Organization’s director of immunization, called the rollout “a historic moment in the fight against malaria,” and said the testing will soon expand to malarious regions of Ghana and Kenya.
But the vaccine, known as RTS,S, or Mosquirix, has been in development by GSK, the former GlaxoSmithKline, for more than 30 years, and it has serious drawbacks that have led some experts to argue that it does not work well enough to spend millions of dollars pursuing.Full Article