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Upcoming Events
7th World Congress of Bioethics -
November 9-12, 2004
President's Council on Bioethics - December Meeting -
December 2-3, 2004
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March 17-20, 2005
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Health Law Case
Melissa Junge
American Medical Association

Ms Belin was referred to Dr Dingle, a general surgeon, for removal of her gall bladder. After an office consultation, they agreed that Dr Dingle would do the surgery, and it was scheduled....

October 16, 2004

Depression in the Elderly with Emphasis on Terminal Illness
Samuel D. Hensley and Elizabeth Hensley
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity

In a Japanese study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, it was reported that 25% of terminal cancer patients experienced significant depression during their illness, due to multiple factors....

October 14, 2004

The Issue that Won’t Go Away
Charles Colson
October 12, 2004

From a Slippery Slope to an Avalanche
Chuck Colson
October 5, 2004

Palliative Surgery
David P. Jaques, MD, and Murray F. Brennan, MD
Virtual Mentor
October 4, 2004

The Adequacy of Preventive Health Care: Does the Health Care Provider Matter?
Sharon A. Falkenheimer
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
September 24, 2004

You, your physician and Britain's 'Dr. Death'
Daniel K. Sokol
International Herald Tribune
Fred, as he liked to be called, practiced medicine for more than 30 years. Until a few years before his untimely death, Fred was very popular among his patients. They loved his endearing bedside manner and his willingness to visit patients at home....
September 13, 2004

Spirituality, Moral Choices, and Health
David P. Gushee
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
A growing body of research documents the connections between spirituality, moral choices, and human health....
September 1, 2004

Don't Ignore Stem-Cell Issue
Raymond J. Keating
I was a human embryo. So were you. Genetically speaking, each of us, since the moment of conception, has been a unique individual. These scientific facts should provide serious doubts about embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning....
August 31, 2004

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      Bioethics News

Last Updated: November 01, 2004 at 10:07:13 AM Eastern Time.

Decline in Number of Breast Imaging Centers Worries Doctors
With the number of facilities that provide mammograms declining, however, there's increasing concern among physicians that many women will be without access to the life-saving examination...
WHO Sets Flu Vaccine Summit Meeting
With increasing signs that bird flu is becoming established in Asia and a shortage of flu vaccine in America, health officials from several nations and more than a dozen vaccine companies plan to meet this month for an unprecedented summit to tackle t...
In American Health Care, Drug Shortages Are Chronic
The larger story behind the flu vaccine shortage is that drug supply disruptions in the United States have become routine...
(New York Times)
Stethoscope Hears Kidney Stones
Scientists have developed a "smart stethoscope" that can hear when a kidney stone has been successfully broken down by treatment...
UK: Embryos To Be Screened For Cancer
Scientists have been granted permission to screen test tube embryos for an inherited form of cancer. The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) approved the screening following a request from couples seeking IVF treatment...
School Nurses Lead on Children's Health
School nurses do a lot more than tend to cuts, bruises and the occasional bloody nose. Those playground wounds are all part of the job, says Karen Tremblay, the nurse at East Taunton Elementary School in Taunton, Mass.,...
Keeping Organ, Tissue Transplants Safe
Routine screening for viral RNA in blood samples from tissue and organ donors could help reduce the risk of transmission of viral diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, says a study in this week's issue of The Lancet...
Is Kaiser the Future of American Health Care?
Obviously, there is no single model for revamping the nation's costly, disjointed health care system, and Kaiser certainly has its share of problems. ...
(New York Times) (New York Times)
Doctors Use Nanotechnology to Improve Health Care
Nanotechnology's bag of tricks for inventing new molecules and manipulating those available naturally could be dazzling in its potential to improve health care. ...
(New York Times)
While-You-Sleep Dialysis Proving Successful
Kidney patients who undergo dialysis at home during nighttime sleep have improved cardiovascular health compared to patients on standard three-times-a-week daytime dialysis, Canadian researchers report...

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