Health

Speaking up to give voice to the severely disabled

The question of who speaks for patients with traumatic brain injuries when considering medical decisions is the subject of a commentary in the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience by Marie-Christine Nizzi, a research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is coronavirus treatment fair? Not in an unequal society

An important notion underlying most clinical and ethical pandemic guidance worldwide is the concept of fairness; whether this is the question of how to make decisions to allocate limited health resources or the need for ethical ...

Medical research

Has quality suffered in the rush to publish COVID-19 research?

Rapid dissemination of information should not come at the expense of quality, ethical standards or oversight, according to the authors of a Perspective published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

Well-intentioned "citizen scientists" developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with do-it-yourself medical innovations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Half of low-income communities have no ICU beds

A new Penn Medicine study sheds light on yet another reason why the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately killing the poor: Residents in low-income neighborhoods lack access to intensive care unit (ICU) beds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rigid treatments can cause disease to spread

Around 10 million people worldwide fall ill from tuberculosis every year and 1.6 million people die of it. Particularly burdened by the disease are the sub-Saharan African countries.

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