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>No pain, no harm?

>In a comment on my post on prenatal pain, Silent Rain Drops asked: Physicians who treat pain often prescribe anti-depressants in conjunction with, or at times as the only, pain therapy – isn’t this intended to affect more how the patient “feels” about his or her pain than the actual pain itself – or the … Continue reading

No pain, no harm?

In a comment on my post on prenatal pain, Silent Rain Drops asked: Physicians who treat pain often prescribe anti-depressants in conjunction with, or at times as the only, pain therapy – isn’t this intended to affect more how the patient “feels” about his or her pain than the actual pain itself – or the … Continue reading

Backlash hurts (Fetal Pain article)

The fact that the editor in chief, Catherine D. DeAngelis, of the Journal of the American Medical Association is receiving outraged emails is news. (And, they’re mean and hateful, too, depending on how you define “hateful” doesn’t it?) After the AMA had to reverse its stand on harvesting organs from still living anencephalic babies in … Continue reading

>The uterus has stem cells!

>I don’t know why anyone would be surprised in light of the function of the uterine lining, with periodic (pardon the pun) turnover and the need to expand and nurture the infant. Thanks to the Stem Cell Blog, I heard about this article which was published a year ago. The “LifeNews” website and a couple … Continue reading

The uterus has stem cells!

I don’t know why anyone would be surprised in light of the function of the uterine lining, with periodic (pardon the pun) turnover and the need to expand and nurture the infant. Thanks to the Stem Cell Blog, I heard about this article which was published a year ago. The “LifeNews” website and a couple … Continue reading

Prenatal Pain vs. “Nociception” Psychological Construct?

The Journal of the American Medical Association (This link is to the abstract. Subscription is required for the full article) published an article this week claiming to definitively settle the problem of whether or not children feel pain before birth. Some of you may have read that there are serious ethical questions about the authors, … Continue reading

>Embryonic stem cells – but organs are long way off

>Here’s more news on embryonic stem cells (from the BBC) pointing out that organ transplant from these cells are far in the future. “However, much more work is needed. Dr Bishop said: “Although it will be some years before we are able to build actual human lungs for transplantation, this is a major step towards … Continue reading

Embryonic stem cells – but organs are long way off

Here’s more news on embryonic stem cells (from the BBC) pointing out that organ transplant from these cells are far in the future. “However, much more work is needed. Dr Bishop said: “Although it will be some years before we are able to build actual human lungs for transplantation, this is a major step towards … Continue reading

>"cloning a human is easier than cloning a cow"

>This article, “Someone, Somewhere is Trying to Clone a Human Now” is on Red Nova News, and requires free subscription, but it’s worth reading. The common myth is that there is some difference between so called “therapeutic” cloning and “reproductive cloning.” This article continues that misdirection, as well as mentioning that embryonic stem cells can … Continue reading

"cloning a human is easier than cloning a cow"

This article, “Someone, Somewhere is Trying to Clone a Human Now” is on Red Nova News, and requires free subscription, but it’s worth reading. The common myth is that there is some difference between so called “therapeutic” cloning and “reproductive cloning.” This article continues that misdirection, as well as mentioning that embryonic stem cells can … Continue reading

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