News tagged with ethics
Having a nighttime critical care physician in the ICU doesn't improve patient outcomes, research finds
With little evidence to guide them, many hospital intensive care units (ICUs) have been employing critical care physicians at night with the notion it would improve patients' outcomes. However, new results from a one-year ...
Health May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Ethicists provide framework supporting new recommendations on reporting incidental findings in gene sequencing
In a paper published in Science Express, a group of experts led by bioethicists in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine provide a framework for the new American College of Medical Geneti ...
Genetics May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The majority of cancer doctors, patients, and members of the general public support cutting health care costs by refusing to pay for drugs that don't improve survival or quality of life, according to results of a new study ...
Cancer May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The use of genome-wide analysis (GWA), where the entirety of an individual's DNA is examined to look for the genomic mutations or variants which can cause health problems is a massively useful technology for diagnosing disease. ...
Genetics May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors should not have the right or responsibility to force-feed their patients with genomic information about their future health risks, according to bioethicists writing on May 9 in Trends in Biotechnology, a Cell Press ...
Genetics May 09, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—McGill University post-doctoral fellow Spencer Phillips Hey and Prof. Jonathan Kimmelman, Biomedical Ethics, Social Studies of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine argue that some clinical trials of new drugs ...
Medications May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have demonstrated, in a study conducted jointly with researchers at Yale University, that induced-pluripotent stem cells—the embryonic-stem-cell lookalikes whose discovery ...
Medical research Nov 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Wake Forest University's Sean Hannah and a team of researchers have found measuring activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain can help assess that person's potential for leadership –which could have ...
Neuroscience Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Fears that legalising euthanasia for very sick newborns would prompt the start of a "slippery slope" and lead to abuse of the option have proved groundless, says the architect of a dedicated protocol used by doctors in The ...
Other May 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Almost all of us have been tempted to lie at some point, whether about our GPA, our annual income, or our age. But what makes us actually do it?
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
For the first time ever, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into other types of cells, which may eventually lead to new treatment options for spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, among other nervous ...
Neuroscience Jan 17, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study presented at the British Science Festival by Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg from the University of Oxford shows that the application of small electrical currents to specific parts ...
Neuroscience Sep 21, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 7 |
Discovering gender of an unborn baby and choosing a name may help fathers bond with their offspring, study finds
(Medical Xpress)—Dads who find out the sex of their unborn child and give him or her a name may find it easier to connect emotionally with their baby, a study conducted at the University of Birmingham has found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay) -- Doctors may have a leg up on baldness: Transplanting hair from a patient's legs to his head for what may be a more natural look.
Medical research Feb 22, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 3
(AP) -- A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according ...
Health Feb 20, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 4
Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality—that is, concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime, etc.
Major branches of ethics include:
Within each of these branches are many different schools of thought and still further sub-fields of study.
For more information about Ethics, read the full article at
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