To Know or Not To Know

February 6, 2013

Would you want to know if you had a disease with no known cures?

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Dan O’Connor on a close relative of ‘mansplaining’. He calls it ‘thinsplaining’. It’s where people who aren’t overweight assume that people who are overweight need their problem explained to them in detail.

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Crowdfunding Medical Bills

January 23, 2013

Should those facing massive medical debts be encouraged to polish and present their saddest stories in a sort of online version of ‘Queen For a Day’?

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Nearly 40 years after the Belmont Report, guidelines to protect human research subjects impede the efficient generation and exchange of knowledge. In response, a radical new ethics proposal

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Advertising is inherently self-serving, that’s its job. No one expects a corporate or political Ad to be a PSA or deliver a health education message. But self-serving is one thing, and unethical is quite another

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Reluctance to return results has less to do with questioning people’s ability to understand uncertain risk than the irresponsibility of giving out info that doctors and researchers don’t fully understand themselves

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Someone Should Oversee It

January 11, 2013

Study explores perspectives on the regulation of new therapeutic probiotics

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Johns Hopkins bioethicists lead a call to reform the ethical foundation of the changing American healthcare system

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