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(Deleted)Another chapter of "Ethicist for Hire"?

I’m pulling this post for a rewrite – I fell off my train of thought in the middle. If I can keep my analogies straight, I’ll republish it later. Sorry for the inconvenience.

>Obligatory Gratuitous Propaganda

>I don’t normally get my bioethics news from “ThisisLondon.co.uk, the entertainment guide“ In this case, however, the first notice I had about the letter from 14 leaders in charity funding for stem cell research had written to the London Times was in that prestigious publication. While cautioning against the risks of unproven stem cell experiments, … Continue reading

Obligatory Gratuitous Propaganda

I don’t normally get my bioethics news from “ThisisLondon.co.uk, the entertainment guide“ In this case, however, the first notice I had about the letter from 14 leaders in charity funding for stem cell research had written to the London Times was in that prestigious publication. While cautioning against the risks of unproven stem cell experiments, … Continue reading

>Eureka! Why I gain weight when I’m sick

>Seriously, this is more great research from the great Republic of Texas, from scientists at UT Southwestern Immunology in Dallas. The actual report is available only by subscription in the journal, Science, but you can read a free review at Science Daily. It turns out that our intestines protect us from infection by invasive bacteria … Continue reading

Eureka! Why I gain weight when I'm sick

Seriously, this is more great research from the great Republic of Texas, from scientists at UT Southwestern Immunology in Dallas. The actual report is available only by subscription in the journal, Science, but you can read a free review at Science Daily. It turns out that our intestines protect us from infection by invasive bacteria … Continue reading

>A note on today’s cartoon

>At the top of the page, the Day by Day cartoon is still playing outthe “pregnancy” of one of the characters. Today, we find out that Damond and Jan both feel as though they have no “say in the matter.” Well, as a mother and a grandmother and a woman who had a couple of … Continue reading

A note on today's cartoon

At the top of the page, the Day by Day cartoon is still playing outthe “pregnancy” of one of the characters. Today, we find out that Damond and Jan both feel as though they have no “say in the matter.” Well, as a mother and a grandmother and a woman who had a couple of … Continue reading

>Good (not prolife) review of Emergency Contraception online

>Although the authors make a point to redefine pregnancy as beginning at implantation, this article contains an otherwise fair review of the “Mechanisms of Emergency Contraception Pills,” from the August issue of the journal, Contraception. Please note this paragraph: Early treatment with ECPs containing only the progestin levonorgestrel has been shown toimpair the ovulatory process … Continue reading

Good (not prolife) review of Emergency Contraception online

Although the authors make a point to redefine pregnancy as beginning at implantation, this article contains an otherwise fair review of the “Mechanisms of Emergency Contraception Pills,” from the August issue of the journal, Contraception. Please note this paragraph: Early treatment with ECPs containing only the progestin levonorgestrel has been shown toimpair the ovulatory process … Continue reading

>Short course (long post) on medical ethics.

> Are doctors killing patients or taking life when they withdraw or withhold care? Do families who don’t insist that “everything be done” kill their loved one? Do patients who refuse ventilators, dialysis, etc., commit suicide? For that matter, does a ventilator equal dialysis equal a feeding tube? Can the patient who refuses all attempts … Continue reading

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