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>Literature Search: Smoking exposure and kids

>Texas will ban smoking in the homes of foster kids beginning January 1. For some reason, there are not many articles in the News on this subject. (There is this editorial from my hometown.) I would guess there’s not much media attention because the deadline is a month away and because the rationalization is supposed … Continue reading

Literature Search: Smoking exposure and kids

Texas will ban smoking in the homes of foster kids beginning January 1. For some reason, there are not many articles in the News on this subject. (There is this editorial from my hometown.) I would guess there’s not much media attention because the deadline is a month away and because the rationalization is supposed … Continue reading

>New House and Senate Revive Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

>Wasn’t there a Bill that promised to increase funding for (ethical) alternatives to embryonic stem cell research – using umbilical cord blood and other cells to produce embryonic-like stem cells? Will the Democratic controlled Senate and House re-examine that Bill? Senator Harry Reid has promised long days for the first seven weeks in the new … Continue reading

New House and Senate Revive Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

Wasn’t there a Bill that promised to increase funding for (ethical) alternatives to embryonic stem cell research – using umbilical cord blood and other cells to produce embryonic-like stem cells? Will the Democratic controlled Senate and House re-examine that Bill? Senator Harry Reid has promised long days for the first seven weeks in the new … Continue reading

Ongoing discussion: science vs. religion

CBS’ Blogophile, Melissa P. McNamara, has summarized the blogosphere comments on the Beyond Belief seminar, quoting LifeEthics and other wise and level heads (grin) (even if she did misspell my name): Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, some suggest. “If you ask me … a rational universe that is subject to measurements and study … Continue reading

>Planned Parenthood’s "Free EC Days" (for men and girls)

>Planned Parenthood in Waco, Texas, Memphis, TN and Williston, Vermont, and probably a town or city near you, will host a Free EC (Emergency Contraceptive) day next week. (Waco on Dec. 8, Memphis and Williston Dec. 8. More sites can be found by searching Google or Yahoo for “Free EC Days” – including information from … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood's "Free EC Days" (for men and girls)

Planned Parenthood in Waco, Texas, Memphis, TN and Williston, Vermont, and probably a town or city near you, will host a Free EC (Emergency Contraceptive) day next week. (Waco on Dec. 8, Memphis and Williston Dec. 8. More sites can be found by searching Google or Yahoo for “Free EC Days” – including information from … Continue reading

>UK: Teaching children how to use condoms no help

>This month, the British Medical Journal (sorry, subscription only) has published a report on a randomized controlled study on enhanced sex ed that failed to reduce the numbers of pregnancies or abortions in teen girls. Essentially, the “programme” involves education for boys and girls 13 to 15 years old, including teaching them to obtain and … Continue reading

UK: Teaching children how to use condoms no help

This month, the British Medical Journal (sorry, subscription only) has published a report on a randomized controlled study on enhanced sex ed that failed to reduce the numbers of pregnancies or abortions in teen girls. Essentially, the “programme” involves education for boys and girls 13 to 15 years old, including teaching them to obtain and … Continue reading

>Physicians to UK TimesOnLine: Abortion and Depression

>The letter to the editors of the (UK, London) TimesOnLine one month ago from several physicians concerning the New Zealand report by New Zealand’s Fergusson on the increased risk between abortion and depression (that article is online in pdf, here – and that issue is their free sample issue, here) was hard to find. So, … Continue reading

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