Bioethics

September 25, 2011

Could frequent tanning bed use become addicting?

The New York Times (Subscription Publication) “Well” blog reports, “People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their tanning sessions that mimic the […]
September 22, 2011

Two OTC drugs give better pain relief than one for osteoarthritis

A study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases shows that “combination treatment using ibuprofen plus acetaminophen provided better relief of chronic knee pain than […]
September 22, 2011

Think you have sleep apnea? Here’s an inexpensive way to predict.

Sleep testing (polysomnography or PSG) to diagnosis obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is expensive and inconvenient, and may not be easily available to patients in rural or […]
September 21, 2011

Annual physicals recommended for ALL young people, even non-athletes

USA Today reports that although most student athletes are “required to get physical exams to compete on school sports teams,” the American Academy of Pediatrics and […]
September 20, 2011

Early blood test for baby’s gender accurate and extremely controversial

On its front page, the New York Times (Subscription Publication) reported that according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “a […]
September 20, 2011

Catholic Church: Unborn children have a soul at conception

For those of us involved in caring for women and their unborn children, we must face squarely the question, “When does an unborn child have a […]
September 19, 2011

Soy tablets NOT effective treating menopausal symptoms

Taking soy supplements will NOT ease the symptoms of menopause or protect against bone loss in women, researchers have reported. In fact, among women in the […]
September 18, 2011

Young children’s lunches kept at unsafe temperatures

Nearly all lunches packed from home get too warm to prevent foodborne illness despite use of ice packs, according to a study of preschoolers’ sack lunches. […]
August 11, 2011

FDA Report: Abortion drug kills 14 Women, injures 2,200

The Food and Drug Administration has quietly released a new report about the deaths of and injuries to women from the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug […]
September 20, 2011

Catholic Church: Unborn children have a soul at conception

For those of us involved in caring for women and their unborn children, we must face squarely the question, “When does an unborn child have a […]
September 20, 2011

Early blood test for baby’s gender accurate and extremely controversial

On its front page, the New York Times (Subscription Publication) reported that according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “a […]
October 14, 2011

Study: Unborn babies can differentiate touch, pain in womb

A new study from England finds unborn children have the capacity to differentiate touch from pain in the womb and they are able to do so […]
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 […]
November 1, 2011

A Christian view of caring for a dying parent

I have a dear friend, Tim, who is a healthcare profession and now involved in providing loving care and caring for his mother as she approaches […]