President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues held its first meeting on July 8 and 9, 2010

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New survey reveals widespread enthusiasm among Hopkins faculty for more community collaboration

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Overcoming anxiety about autism may be part of the answer in combating the rise in whooping cough cases in California. But Berman Institute faculty say that teen and adult revaccinations are also part of the solution.

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Focus On: Jack Kevorkian

September 2, 2010

Recent HBO films put “Dr. Death” back in the spotlight. Despite popular sympathies, critics say Kevorkian flouted the ethical duties of a doctor.

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Soda exclusion pairs well with public health mission, but risks stigmatizing beneficiaries–Greenwall fellow Anne Barnhill offers some food for thought before Thanksgiving

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Cell phone test touches on debate over how much health care should be placed in our own hands.

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Focus On: Lethal Injection

December 17, 2010

Shortage of approved anesthetic prompts Oklahoma to OK pentobarbital; other states approached suppliers in the UK. Do bioethical considerations extend into the lives—and deaths—of the condemned?

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Coverage of conflicting breast and lung cancer screening studies puts the science news “see-saw” on tilt. What duties do scientists and journalists have in reporting findings to the public?

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