Susan Dwyer: There is a reason we balk at the idea of experimenting on human beings in order to save lives – even a lot of them

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Fetal Tissue Fallout

August 13, 2015

Alta Charo: “We have a duty to use fetal tissue for research and therapy.”

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Africa will mark one year without polio on Tuesday. The last case was in Somalia in 2014. But last week, a polio vaccination campaign in Kenya faced an unlikely opponent: The country’s Conference of Catholic Bishops declared a boycott of the World Health Organization’s vaccination campaign, saying they needed to “test” whether ingredients contain a derivative of estrogen

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New antibody drugs show promise in slowing the advance of Alzheimer’s disease (Image: Dwayne Reed at en.wikipedia)

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Chemotherapy has saved countless lives and is a mainstay of cancer care. But the latest data suggests that it can also do more harm than good for some patients

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Advocates believe that legal use of marijuana as medical treatments has allowed many with intractable medical problems to receive a safe and effective therapy. Opponents argue that these benefits are overblown, and that advocates ignore the harms of marijuana. Mostly, opponents say that the real objective of medical marijuana is to make it easier for people to obtain it for recreational purposes

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Our Travis Rieder joins Flora Lichtman, host of The Adaptors Podcast, to discuss ethics and population

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It is a story of training, a story that was clearly intended by its author to be a “real life” story of how a senior surgeon taught Dr. Amantine as a resident to handle a dangerous situation. The problem is that it was appalling on so many levels. You’ll see why as soon as you see the story

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