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Bioethics is the ethics of biological science and medicine. It is concerned with the ethical issues that arise in the relationship among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology.
Ghost authorship of industry funded drug trials is commonGhost authorship is the failure to name, as an author, an individual who has made a substantial contribution to a scientific article.
Research advances on nanotech workplace health and safetyBut more study needed to ensure worker protection
Evidence-Based Ethics for Neurology and Psychiatry ResearchThis paper discusses the background conditions that make neurotherapeutics research particularly challenging.
The parameters of informed consentDemonstration of a well-conducted process, not merely of a paper, not only protects the physician from exposure to liability, but increases the patient’s autonomy in decisions concerning health and encourages compliance with treatment.
Bioscience-bioethics and life factors affecting reproduction with special reference to the Indigenous Australian populationThe review also considers ways we may advance global and cultural maturity from the Indigenous Australian perspective and proposes an ecologically based model of preventative care.
Detaining patients is justified to contain deadly TB strain in South Africa say expertsA team of medical ethics and public health experts say tough isolation measures, involuntary if need be, are justified to contain a deadly, contagious, drug-resistant strain of TB in South Africa and to prevent "a potentially explosive international
What are the challenges faced by research ethics committees in Africa?International guidelines and many nations' laws mandate that research with humans requires prior approval from a research ethics committee
Informed Consent in Living Organ DonorsInformed Consent has become one of the cornerstones of medical practice. ..
The Problem with “Pathological” GamblingThe chips are down. Americans have taken to gambling in a big way...
The Myth of Secular Neutrality: Unbiased Bioethics?The media spotlight on the Terri Schiavo case brought the world’s attention to important matters such as the use of advance directives and appropriate legal advocacy for the defenseless.
More Aid Required for Chronic Conditions in Low Income CountriesChronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer result in more deaths and account for more years of healthy life lost than most communicable diseases, and yet little international aid is focused on preventing or treating these conditions.
Fewer patients undergoing stroke prevention surgery for wrong reasonsA new study has found a drop in the number of patients undergoing the most commonly used stroke prevention surgery, carotid endarterectomy, for inappropriate reasons.
People with Mental Health Disabilities Fare Worse in Discrimination LawsuitsPeople with psychiatric disabilities are faring worse in court cases against employers for discrimination than are people with physical disabilities, researchers have found in a national study
Bias in research on soft drinks -- new treatment for schistosomiasisNew findings highlight bias in research on health benefits of non-alcoholic drinks
Most Fertility Clinic Web Sites Do Not Conform to Ad GuidelinesThe majority of fertility clinic Web sites do not adhere to their own association's advertising guidelines
HIV and Prostitution: What’s the Answer?You may not be reading about it in the news, but there is an ethical and political battle being fought right now over how best to approach the problem of the connection between prostitution and the global spread of HIV/AIDS.
Still in the Image of God? The Ethical Challenge of Brain Damaged PersonsJames is a retired English professor who has recently suffered a left hemisphere stroke.
Embryonic, Fetal, and Post-natal Animal-Human Mixtures: An Ethical DiscussionThe potential power of embryonic and fetal inter-species mixtures became clear about a decade ago in a series of dramatic experiments in which small sections of brains from developing quails were taken and transplanted into the developing brains of chicke
Bioethics and the IncarnationDuring this Christmas season, as believers celebrate the Messiah’s birth, it is worth looking afresh at the problem of bioethics.
The current state of clinical ethics and healthcare ethics committees in BelgiumIn this article the authors examine the current situation of ethics committees in Belgium from the perspective of clinical ethics.
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