October Archive


25 October 2014 | Link
tags: clinical trials, Communism, East Germany
Informed consent was not completely ignored in the 1980s, researchers find.

25 October 2014 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, UK
She was afraid that the other alternative, a drug overdose, would not work and she wanted to die at home, not in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.

25 October 2014 | Link
tags: conflict of interest
Aaron E. Carroll, a blogger at The Incidental Economist, summarises recent research about conflicts of interest.

Xavier Symons | 25 October 2014 | Link
tags: ethics committees, ethics consulting
ethicists in the US are creating independent ‘ethics consulting’ services for healthcare professionals and scientists.

25 October 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, quarantine
Hundreds of foreign healthcare workers have been shuttling in and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

Xavier Symons | 25 October 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, Hippocratic Oath, hospital safety
At least three US hospital systems are currently considering whether they withhold certain treatments from Ebola patients.

Xavier Symons | 24 October 2014 | Link
tags: assisted suicide, Scotland
British Anti-euthanasia group Care Not Killing (CNK) has launched a major online campaign intended to derail a new assisted-suicide (AS) bill being debated in the Scottish parliament.

Xavier Symons | 24 October 2014 | Link
tags: adult stem cells
Stem cell scientists say we could soon treat a huge range of nervous system conditions.

18 October 2014 | Link
tags: serial killers
A 42-year-old Italian nurse has been arrested in the northern city of Lugo.

18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Sweden, womb transplant
Doctors at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, have delivered the first baby to have been gestated in a transplanted womb.

18 October 2014 | Link
tags: surrogacy, Sweden
Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling for a government ban.

Xavier Symons | 18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, quarantine
Bioethicists are debating the ethics of quarantine as governments around the world move to contain the spread of Ebola.

Xavier Symons | 18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Ebola, hysteria, social psychology
As the Ebola outbreak grows in scale – with cases now reported in Spain and the US – experts are becoming increasingly concerned about public hysteria.

Xavier Symons | 18 October 2014 | Link
tags: Animal rights, bestiality, Denmark
Denmark plans to ban bestiality – a practice that has long been illegal in other European nations.

Xavier Symons | 17 October 2014 | Link
tags: egg freezing, informed consent
With egg freezing rapidly becoming a fashionable and convenient reproductive option, the Harvard Law review has published a circumspect article on the dangers of this form of fertility preservation.



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