Panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to ‘Common Rule’ on human-subjects research

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The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country’s most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group’s new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much more space devoted to concerns about genetically modified foods, including social and economic ones

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Farmers need to dramatically cut the amount of antibiotics used in agriculture, because of the threat to human health, a report says

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It is “essential” that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts. A Hinxton Group report says editing the genetic code of early stage embryos is of “tremendous value” to research

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Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition, Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies. Report says ‘people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments’

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So has dying in America gotten any less painful? Despite efforts to build hospice and palliative care programs across the country, the answer seems to be a resounding no

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U.S. leaders in the fields of nursing and clinical ethics have released an unprecedented report on the ethical issues facing the profession

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Hunger: More Than One Number

November 18, 2013

Measuring hunger is more complicated and controversial than it seems

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