Bioethics

October 29, 2011

Number of U.S. kids injured on halloween is scary

Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than on any other night of the year, according to experts […]
October 29, 2011

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for your diet

Trying to avoid eating the entire bag of candy bars you bought for Halloween before the big night arrives? Worried that you won’t have the willpower […]
October 27, 2011

B12 deficiency linked to memory, thinking problems

The CNN “The Chart” blog reports  that “a deficiency in vitamin B12 is associated with memory and thinking problems, as well as brain shrinkage,” according to a […]
October 27, 2011

Those around babies need whooping cough vaccine

The whooping cough vaccine has been a rite of childhood for decades, but rising rates of the disease have health officials urging pregnant women and all […]
October 26, 2011

Cytisine helps smokers cheaply and safely kick the habit

Here’s a new study that may some real good news for smokers wanting to quit. Tabex (cytisine), a drug “developed in Bulgaria during the Soviet era, […]
October 25, 2011

Fathers less likely to die of heart-related problems than men who are childless

The AP reports that “dads are less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are,” according to a study published in the journal Human Reproduction.
October 25, 2011

Study: Change is possible for some homosexuals

For the first time in a decade, a study showing sexual orientation change is possible for at least some homosexuals has been published in a peer-reviewed […]
October 24, 2011

People who eat slowly consume fewer calories

Did your mom, like mine, emphasize chewing your food slowly? Now we know she was right. Here’s why.
November 1, 2010

Does The Morning-After-Pill, ‘Ella,’ Cause Abortions? It Depends Upon Your Definition of Abortion!

Long-time readers of this blog know of the difficulties surrounding the labeling of a hormonal birth control medicine as an abortifacient. The crux of the issue […]
November 5, 2010

Anastasha’s Birth and Death – Wonderful Videos

Anastasha Kalil DeLisi, the daughter of Craig and Tonya DeLisi, was born with and died from anencephaly on her and her mother’s birthday: October 26, 2010. […]
November 8, 2010

For Anastasha – A New Blog

This will be, for reasons that will be obvious in a moment, my last blog about little Anastasha, who touched so very, very many people during […]
November 10, 2010

For Healthcare Professionals Who Volunteer: You May Not Be Considered a Good Samaritan

As the Medical Director of a clinic for uninsured adults in Colorado Springs — Mission Medical Clinic, a clinic sponsored by over 100 churches and staffed […]
November 17, 2010

Nurse practitioner writes about her decision to stop getting mammograms

Last week I blogged on the topic “Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: What’s a Woman to Do?” That blog was somewhat technical — although I think […]
November 19, 2010

Abortion Boosts Breast Cancer Risk 193%: Study

Researchers in Iran have published the results of a new study showing women who have an abortion face a 193% increased risk of breast cancer. On […]