New England Journal of Medicine: ‘Brain Death’ is not Death – Organ Donors are Alive

Bioethics, Children's Health, Health Headlines, Medical Economics
In a horrifying report, is commenting on an article that is sure to rock the world of organ donation. The highly respected New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published an article which backs up the objections of various pro-life groups, as well as some scientists and physicians, to certain types of organ donation which involve the removal of vital organs from patients believed to be dead. The problem, say the authors of the NEJM article, is that in many cases these patients may not be dead at all.  My Take? (more…)
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Researcher on Abortion-Depression Link Says APA Report Ignores Best Studies

General Health is reporting a New Zealand researcher, who is one of the world's leading experts on the kind of mental health problems women face after an abortion, who is saying that the new report from the American Psychological Association denying any link between abortion and mental health disorders, such as depression, flies in the face of the best studies. My Take? (more…)
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Gardasil (HPV Vaccine) is a complicated decision for clinicians and parents.

Bioethics, Children's Health, Health Headlines, Medical Economics, Parenting
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that although "most medical organizations strongly advocate using" Gardasil, "the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine that may prevent cervical cancer," a number of clinicians and parents "are asking whether the vaccine's benefits really outweigh its costs."  My Take? (more…)
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