Ethics Health News

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Article Title
3/8/2018
10/25/2017
Conjoined Twins Separated in Medically, Ethically Complex Surgery

One child was dependent on her sister and had little chance of survival

1/26/2017
Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

7/25/2016
Med Students View Ex-Patients' E-Records to Track Progress

The practice is common and raises privacy issues, but overall is beneficial, researchers say

12/3/2015
Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

3/11/2015
Most Clinical Trial Results Not Reported on Time to Government

Delays in filing findings on new treatments mean patients aren't informed, researcher says

2/26/2015
Rise in Use of Animals for Research

Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs

12/3/2014
FDA Advisors Not Sold on Lifting Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

But American Red Cross, other groups urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

8/12/2014
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs

Move would be justified in 'particular circumstances' of current outbreak, ethicists say

8/11/2014
Ethicists Grapple With Tough Questions Over Release of Ebola Drugs

As West African crisis gathers momentum, pressure is on to bring untested medicine to desperate patients

7/25/2014
Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say

American Red Cross, other groups also urge easing restrictions due to better blood screening

2/25/2014
FDA Explores '3-Person' Embryo Fertilization

Meant to prevent genetic diseases in children, the procedure raises ethical issues

12/16/2013
Doctor's View of Hospice Influences Talks With Patients, Study Finds

If physicians are more likely to opt for this type of care for themselves, they're more likely to discuss it

8/7/2013
Food Additive Safety Often Determined by Those With Food Industry Ties: Study

Review finds strong conflict-of-interest issues in the approval process; experts call for changes

7/16/2013
Online Self-Tests for Alzheimer's Don't Work: Experts

Most are unethical and ineffective, panel finds

7/11/2013
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

In study, high school seniors were more likely to care about others, environment when economy faltered

5/29/2013
Most Docs OK With Medical Marijuana: Survey

Majority would give a prescription to an advanced cancer patient in pain

4/12/2013
Doctors Urged to Refrain from Social Media Contacts With Patients

Texting or 'friending' patients on Facebook frowned upon in new professional guidelines

3/6/2013
Med School Students Still Get Gifts From Drug Companies: Survey

Continued efforts needed to restrict trainees' exposure to drug industry promotion, researchers say

2/20/2013
Medical Marijuana: Voodoo or Legitimate Therapeutic Choice?

Doctors weigh wisdom of prescribing drug in hypothetical case involving woman with advanced breast cancer

2/1/2013
Medical School Ethics Policies May Affect How Doctors Prescribe

When drug company gift restrictions are taught, physicians shy away from newly marketed meds, study says

1/22/2013
Study Finds Older Male Scientists Likelier to Commit Research Fraud

Violations included fabrication, plagiarism and falsification

9/21/2012
Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest

Signing first triggers people's self-awareness, making it harder for them to cheat, study finds

9/19/2012
Flip-Flop? People Can Change Moral Positions and Not Know It

Swedish researchers found individuals unknowingly argue opposing viewpoints

8/23/2012
Sense of Fair Play a Human Trait?

Not so for chimpanzees, study finds

8/21/2012
Doctors Who 'Self-Refer' to Radiation Clinics Add to Patients' Burden: Study

In Texas, prostate cancer patients had to travel longer distances to use physician-affiliated center

8/10/2012
The 'Nocebo' Effect: If You Think You'll Get Sick, You Will

Study author suggests doctors give patients less info on potential drug side effects, but is that ethical?

7/11/2012
Dutch Euthanasia Rates Unchanged After Legalization

Deeper examination of process involved is necessary, medical-ethics expert notes

3/20/2012
Physician Misconduct Showing Up on the Internet: Survey

New poll of medical boards reports online professional violations by doctors

2/27/2012
Are the Rich Really Different From You and Me?

They're likelier to cut you off on the road, be dishonest during negotiations, study claims

2/9/2012
Many Doctors May Be Less Than Honest With Their Patients

Survey found one in 10 lied, many painted too rosy a prognosis

12/15/2011
Experts Urge Limits on Medical Research on Chimpanzees

U.S. government-mandated report says the animals need only be used in select instances

11/30/2011
Docs Who Own MRIs Order Far More Scans

Imaging tests more likely to come back negative, suggesting they were unnecessary, researchers say

11/29/2011
Creative Minds More Prone to Cheating

Study shows creative thinkers are more likely to act dishonestly during tests than others

11/28/2011
Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines

Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

11/9/2011
Study Supports Shorter Wait Time for Alcoholics Seeking Liver Transplant

Abandoning controversial 6-month 'dry-out' period could save lives, researchers say

10/12/2011
Many on Medical Guideline Panels Have Conflicts of Interest: Study

Drug industry connections a possible influence on recommended treatments for cholesterol, diabetes

9/28/2011
End-of-Life Directives Do Not Hasten Death, Study Finds

Patients aren't more likely to die if they talk about end-of-life care