Philosophy & Ethics
- Obtaining Valid Consent For Doing Large Genetic Studies In Developing Countries
Genomic research has the potential to improve global health by elucidating basic mechanisms of disease, susceptibility, and resistance, thereby guiding the development of preventive interventions . Recently developed methods for exploring how human gen ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 10:11pm
- 'No' Doesn't Always Mean 'no'
Just because someone decides not to participate in a research project doesn't necessarily mean that they fundamentally object to taking part, a study published online in BMC Health Services Research suggests. Misunderstandings about the nature and pr ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 10:16pm
- Who Receives A Kidney Transplant First?
Fairness of kidney allocation is essential for public trust. While the field of transplantation is quite young, substantial advancements and success have led to the current imbalance between the supply of organs and the demand for them. The United Network ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 10:05pm
- Study Finds Alcohol Marketing Associated With Adolescent Drinking
Children's exposure to alcohol advertising during early adolescence appears to influence both beer drinking and their intentions to drink a year later, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today. The study of children in the sixth and seventh ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Should The UK Allow Euthanasia In Newborn Babies?
Euthanasia for newborn babies with lethal and disabling conditions is illegal worldwide, but in reality, its acceptance and practice vary between different countries. In the Netherlands, about 200,000 live births occur annually; of these, 10-20 babies – mo ...
Article - News Staff - May 5 2007 - 10:42pm
- Pay-for-performance Incentive For Physicians Decreases Smoking In Patients, Study Says
By Christopher Millett, Jeremy Gray, Sonia Saxena, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli and Azeem Majeed Many people with diabetes continue to smoke despite being at high risk of cardiovascular disease. We examined the impact of a pay-for-performance incentive in the U ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 12:11am
- Do Financial Incentives For Physicians Lead To Better Care?
By Chaim M. Bell and Wendy Levinson Most doctors feel that they provide good to above-average patient care. However, Canadian physicians rarely receive feedback about their clinical performance or patient outcomes. Although both of us believe that we provi ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 12:10am
- Extra Pay Does Not Improve Hospital Performance
Paying hospitals extra money does not appear to significantly improve the way they treat heart attack patients or how well those patients do. But giving hospitals the information that they need to improve heart attack care does help. A team of researchers ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 4:05pm
- The Case For Ethical Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Human embryonic stem cells (hESC), new cells that are basically a biological blank slate, become more specialized as they develop and contribute to a number of organs and tissues. As such, they have the potential to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s but t ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 11 2007 - 4:19pm
- Animal Free Laboratory Research
University of Nottingham researchers want to eliminate animals in laboratory research and they're rebuilding their lab to do it. By improving the use of cell and tissue cultures, computer modelling, cell and molecular biology, epidemiology and other m ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2007 - 10:18am