Bioethics

October 10, 2011

Study says cohabiting parents do kids harm

Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems according to a new report from the University of Virgina’s […]
October 10, 2011

Waiting an hour after dinner before sleep reduces stroke risk

A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds.
October 7, 2011

Chocolate may reduce heart disease, stroke risk

ABC World News reported that “chocolate may be a kind of secret weapon against heart disease.” So, what’s the scoop?
October 7, 2011

IOM: Vaccines safe and unrelated to autism

The print media devoted major coverage to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report showing that the benefits of vaccines far exceed their risks. In addition, the IOM assures […]
October 5, 2011

Should adults take a multivitamin every day?

The “Eat, Drink & Be Healthy” column for the Washington Post recently entered the debate on the value of dietary supplements, especially multivitamins.
October 4, 2011

Can cocoa products reduce blood pressure or heart disease?

CocoaVia and Cirku are new supplements used for high blood pressure and cardiovascular health according to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD). These products are flavored powders […]
October 4, 2011

Cholesterol-lowering foods beat low fat diet

A dietary intervention study of cholesterol-lowering foods with either two or seven counseling sessions significantly lowered LDL cholesterol (the lethal or bad cholesterol) compared with a […]
October 3, 2011

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2011

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Publication Update Finished with Hazel Creek Still writing Sugar Fork Waiting for Guy’s Body Book […]
February 7, 2011

Obama Pushes to Rescind Conscience Rights For Pro-Life Doctors

A national organization of Christian doctors is strongly concerned about the Obama administration’s effort to rescind conscience protections the Bush administration put in place for medical […]
February 9, 2011

Investigator Planned to Make Vast Profit From Autism/MMR Vaccine Scare

Andrew Wakefield, the lead author on the 1998 study that reported a link between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and a new condition of regressive autism and […]
February 11, 2011

Patients knowingly given placebo report relief

Placebo treatment, it turns out, can actually significantly influence subjective symptoms.
February 18, 2011

Even More Evidence That the BCP Causes Unrecognized Abortions

I’ve published two academic articles on the likely association between the birth control pill (BCP) and unrecognized abortions (the so-called “post-fertilization effect” of the pill):
February 23, 2011

“Eggsploitation” documentary tells women of egg donation risks

Advances in medical technology frequently come with ethical problems, as well as scientific concerns and issues. Egg donation, for women, is no different. Jennifer Lahl of the […]
March 11, 2011

Commercially available prenatal tests will lead to more abortions

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” shot blog notes that a recent study in the British Medical Journal reported on “a simple blood test that was […]