Category Archives: Bioethics in the News

Antibiotics: No Clear Course

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Robyn Bluhm, PhD It’s something we’ve all been told: be sure to finish taking your antibiotic prescription. Don’t just stop when you begin to feel better. Doing so, … Continue reading

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Charlie Gard: An Unnecessary Tragedy?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Leonard M. Fleck, PhD I am writing from London, England, where I am teaching a study abroad course on medical ethics and health policy. We are located in … Continue reading

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Incarcerated AND Sick: At Risk for Pain, Injury, and Death

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD The U.S. project of mass incarceration reveals that more than 2 million people are jail-involved at any given time. That rate far exceeds that of … Continue reading

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Cis, Trans, Gay, Straight: Being Called Out by the Doctor

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jamie Lindemann Nelson, PhD A little story—it might be called a dramatization—to start: Approaching the third trimester of pregnancy number two, Maria is in for a routine exam. Everything … Continue reading

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Transplant Headaches: Head transplant on the horizon

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Marleen Eijkholt, PhD, LL.B/LL.M Introduction On May 1, 2017, the Daily Mail reported on a successful head-transplant involving rats, as a “practice run for [a] controversial human experiment.” … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience and Measles in Minnesota

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Hannah C. Giunta, DO, PhD, MPH A recent measles outbreak in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metro area is all over the news. More than thirty children have … Continue reading

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Trump’s Attempt to Reignite the Coal Industry Is Another Health Policy Blunder

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Sean A. Valles, PhD The recently abandoned effort to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was a massive blunder for the Trump administration, failing in its … Continue reading

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