News tagged with ethical issues

Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora's box?

(AP) -- Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye color and height. ...

Jun 13, 2011
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Patients being discharged against medical advice

When patients choose to leave the hospital before the treating physician recommends discharge, the consequences may involve risk of inadequately treated medical conditions and the need for readmission, according to a review ...

Mar 09, 2009
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A more ethical way to compare epilepsy treatments

For the first time, a new research methodology recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration has been used to demonstrate that converting patients from one anti-epileptic drug to another - in this case, lamotrigine ...

Dec 05, 2011
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