Navigation Links
NASA Gets Ready To Address Tough Questions

As NASA plans to launch its first manned mission to Mars, it has taken its first shaky steps on addressing// taboo issues.

How do you get rid of the body of a dead astronaut on a three-year mission to Mars and back? When should the plug be pulled on a critically ill astronaut who is using up precious oxygen and endangering the rest of the crew? Should NASA employ DNA testing to weed out astronauts who might get a disease on a long flight? How do you deal with sexual desire between astronauts?

Deep space exploration poses more than its share of ethical and practical questions. Yet, if not at one go, NASA doctors and scientists, with help from outside bioethicists and medical experts, hope to answer many of these questions.

Says Dr. Richard Williams, NASA's chief health and medical officer: 'As you can imagine, it's a thing that people aren't really comfortable talking about. 'We're trying to develop the ethical framework to equip commanders and mission managers to make some of those difficult decisions should they arrive in the future.'

One topic is evidently too hot to handle: How do you cope with sexual desire among healthy young men and women during a mission years long? Sex is not mentioned in any documents and has long been almost a taboo topic at NASA. Williams is of the opinion that the question of sex in space is not a matter of crew health but a behavioral issue that will have to be taken up by others at NASA.

The agency will have to address the matter sooner or later, says Paul Root Wolpe, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania who has advised NASA since 2001.

'There is a decision that is going to have to be made about mixed-sex crews, and there is going to be a lot of debate about it,' he predicts.

There are documents that spell out some health policies in detail, such as how much radiation astronauts can be exposed to from space travel (No more radiation than the amount t
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors May Not Be Ready To Tackle Bio-terrorism
2. Asian Nations Told To Ready Themselves For Pandemic
3. Babies Are Born With Readymade Numerical Sense!
4. Australia Ready to Meet the Challenges of Bird Flu
5. Parents’ Ready Reckoner: Stepping Stones to Ward off Child Obesit
6. US Not Ready To Face The Bird Flu Outbreak
7. Spine Gourd Variety Helpful For Diabetics Is Ready For Commercial Cultivation
8. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Ready for Australian Women
9. The Lurking Tsunami: Are We Ready?
10. Fears of Pandemic Flu makes Americans Ready for Change
11. Conjoined Twins Ready to Leave Hospital & Could Be on Their Way Home
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: NASA Gets Ready Address Tough Questions

(Date:4/14/2014)... orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight ... behavior issues in other areas of the world, which ... that could lead to successful interventions. , A ... United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ... African, children are at an increased risk for mental ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Dallas study involving serious youth offenders, the answer to one ... seven years: "How long do you think you,ll live?", According ... offending over time., Author Dr. Alex Piquero said the study ... of them offend at very high rates and commit more ... much later in life offend much less., "In a lot ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 2Health News:Researchers identify children with emotional behavior difficulties 3Health News:Study links severe sleep apnea to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death 2Health News:UT Dallas study: Youth who fail to envision future commit more crimes 2Health News:Young dads at high risk of depression, too 2Health News:Low birth weight, less breastfeeding create later health risks 2
... Quality Act, Would Save Thousands of Lives,Billions of Dollars, ... joined forces Wednesday, April 2, 2008, with U.S.,Senate health ... Health Care,Quality Act," a measure to bring the power ... view the Multimedia News Release, go to:, http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/brt/32565/ , ...
... Top of Medical ... Coverage, CHARLOTTE, N.C., April ... care and insurance benefits should be,a much easier task for the bank,s associates ... costs, and give,associates more flexibility in the way they choose and pay for ...
... Opportunity to Emerging Hip-Hop ... Talent, NEW ... TAG brand announce the formation of a new,hip-hop record label, TAG Records. The ... president of the New York-based,venture. As president, Dupri will set the creative vision ...
... ISTA,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today ... United States Attorney,s Office in Buffalo requesting the,production ... to Xibrom(TM) (bromfenac sodium ophthalmic solution),0.09%., It ... applicable U.S. and,foreign laws, rules and regulations of ...
... Like horses running down the long stretch of a ... neck-and-neck when it comes to preventing stroke among people with ... years, patients who had a minimally-invasive procedure were just as ... die, as those who had open-neck surgery. , The findings ...
... Efforts to Safeguard Sight, Promote Healthy Vision ... for Children and Expand Access to Care, ... recognized for providing important leadership on health care,policy issues by ... 34,000 member American Optometric Association (AOA).,Optometrists in West Virginia and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Video: Senators and CEOs Urge Passage of Health IT Bill Now 2Health News:Video: Senators and CEOs Urge Passage of Health IT Bill Now 3Health News:Bank of America Launches Innovative Approach to Managing Health Care 2Health News:Bank of America Launches Innovative Approach to Managing Health Care 3Health News:Bank of America Launches Innovative Approach to Managing Health Care 4Health News:Jermaine Dupri and Island Def Jam Music Group Launch New Hip-Hop Label in Partnership with TAG Body Sprays 2Health News:Jermaine Dupri and Island Def Jam Music Group Launch New Hip-Hop Label in Partnership with TAG Body Sprays 3Health News:ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt of Subpoena Relating to Promotional Practices for XIBROM(TM) 2Health News:ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt of Subpoena Relating to Promotional Practices for XIBROM(TM) 3Health News:It's neck-and-neck down the long stretch for 2 stroke-prevention procedures 2Health News:It's neck-and-neck down the long stretch for 2 stroke-prevention procedures 3Health News:It's neck-and-neck down the long stretch for 2 stroke-prevention procedures 4Health News:Sen. Robert Byrd Receives AOA Health Care Leadership Award 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today ... to support older adults suffering from the severe cold ... and its members are committed to helping those in ... and AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to ... The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... WORTH, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto ... in Dermatology Achievement Award" from the Journal of ... Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January ... Florida . The ... report on the practice of dermatology for clinical and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... provisional patent application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, ... tumor cell death.  This patent application ... stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic ... molecular size less than 10 bps, yet are surprisingly ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... As part of a three-year global initiative to identify ... problems around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka,s Changemakers® ... Health: Achieving Individual, Family, and Community Well-Being ... the most innovative models and solutions that are transforming ...
... England, July 6, 2011 , Vantia ... targeting large areas of,unmet medical need, today announces it ... series B round. The round was co-led by Novo ... Partners, all,existing investors in Vantia. The funds have been ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers Launch "Making More Health" Competition 2Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers Launch "Making More Health" Competition 3Vantia Therapeutics Raises £4 Million to Fund Clinical Development of its Lead Compounds 2Vantia Therapeutics Raises £4 Million to Fund Clinical Development of its Lead Compounds 3
Fine pointed grooved jaws with smooth curve from tip to finger grip style handle. Dull finish....
Inner jaw space 2.0 mm - 45 degree tip angulation. 20 gauge (.89 mm) diameter shaft and stationary distal jaw. Lightweight squeeze handle with dull finish. Jaws 1.5 mm serrated....
Straight shafts with 5.5 mm tying platform and 45 degree 0.3 mm teeth. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Straight shafts with 1 x 2 teeth. Flat handle with polished finish....
Medicine Products: