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07/11/2018 - 10:06am

A recent article in The Atlantic titled “The Overlooked Emotions of Sperm Donation” discusses concerns about the emotional problems and conflicts that can occur in families that turn to sperm donation is a way of creating a child amid infertility. The article focuses mostly on heterosexual couples dealing with male infertility who have used sperm …

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07/11/2018 - 9:09am

Addyi, a drug that made a splash when it was approved in the summer of 2015 as the first “female Viagra,” is back. Its rise, fall, and rise again is an example of shrewd pharmaceutical marketing and the potential dangers it can pose to patients. Addyi, or flibanserin, is a purported aphrodisiac that failed twice… Read more

The post Addyi Rises Again appeared first on The Hastings Center.

07/11/2018 - 8:46am

Philip Loring writes that calls for strict science-based decision making on complex issues like GMOs and geoengineering can shortchange consideration of ethics and social impacts

07/11/2018 - 3:30am

Japanese police are investigating 31-year-old nurse Ayumi Kuboki for murdering two patients.

Sozo Nishikawa and Nobuo Yamaki died at the Yokohama Hajime Hospital in Yokohama in September 2016 after being administered a high concentration of the d...

07/11/2018 - 3:30am

Japanese police are investigating 31-year-old nurse Ayumi Kuboki for murdering two patients.

Koboki confessed that she poisoned more than twenty patients who were seriously ill. She explained: "It was tough to carry out end-of-life care work," and "I didn't like my job as I had to frequently comply with requests from patients." ...

07/10/2018 - 1:07pm

Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun Raviv explores the rights – and duties – of doctors, patients and families

07/10/2018 - 10:25am

The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) aims to improve bioethics capacity development for institutions within Africa

07/10/2018 - 10:18am

Study participants share their blood and spit in the name of biomedical research. Now, a national group of experts says these volunteers should be told what scientists learn about their health from those samples

07/10/2018 - 10:06am

The advent of social media technology has opened many new avenues of research in population health, demographics, psychology, and the social sciences

07/10/2018 - 3:30am

Physicians in Queensland, Australia are calling for death education to be taught in the classroom in a bid to demystify the processes of ageing and dying.