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Smokeless Tobacco Promotion

... is a strong prima facie case on public health and ethical grounds for recommending snus to inveterate smokers who want to reduce their health risks and for considering public policies, such as lower taxes for snus and public information campaigns, to promote its use by smokers. However, Simon Chapman and ...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...that they have no intention to restrict me from my ethical obligation (as a medical doctor) 'to safeguard pub...ended to restrict your ability to comply with your ethical obligations as a medical doctor to safeguard public health," Palacio wrote. "I am extremely happy...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...ese false positives can be minimised. However, the ethical dilemma remains over screening and testing for a disease for which there is no cure. A total of 161 people have died from variant CJD since the disease emerged in early 1990, including three people who received blood transfusions from donors who lat...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...ly. We will of course be operating to the highest ethical standards and we will go to great lengths to ensure the safety of all the children in our care. If you think something might help children but youre not certain, it is unethical not to do the research and find out. You might be depriving a child of...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

...ion whether new studies with rosiglitazone will be ethical given the fact that less-dangerous therapeutic alternatives exist. Lisa Esposito at (202) 387-2829 or hbns-editor@cfah.org....

Sideeffects of Rosiglitazone in Type2 Diabetes Patients

...ble whether new studies with rosiglitazone will be ethical given the fact that less dangerous therapeutic alternatives exist, says Richter....

China to Curtail Organ Sale

...ut on domestic patients. There are however several ethical issues involved. There is a lot of pressure on the hospitals to generate a profit, which prompts them to adopt unscrupulous methods. Money is the prime focus and those with money, especially wealthy foreigners , are often able to jump the ' Q ' to...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old

...could encourage girls to have unprotected sex. The ethical and religious groups oppose the scheme and believe girls should be taught to abstain from sex rather than go in for the vaccine. Colin Hart, the director of the Christian Institute charity, said: "It's basically a sex jab, encouraging the view tha...

A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research

...of rejection or infection. It also gets around the ethical issues that would result from use of stem cells from embryonic or foetal tissue. Current treatments aim to keep the patient alive with a heart that is working less efficiently than before the heart attack. Cardiac stem cell therapy aims to repair t...

Charity Slot Machines a Thing of the Past in Norway

...t it couldn't go on like that forever." "From an ethical point of view, we were not very comfortable with the dependence on gaming that the situation created," echoed Norwegian Red Cross spokesman Bernt Apeland. As of July 1, their one-armed bandits will be replaced by machines operated by Norsk Tipping,...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...d by HIV, health care professionals, and legal and ethical experts. Funding organisations should comply with these guidelines and make funding available to implement them. Maintaining security and confidentiality must be a condition for funding. Together, stigma and discrimination constitute one of the ...

Mice can Produce Embryonic Stem Cells Similar to That of Humans

...indings attain significance as they may sweep away ethical concerns over embryo research, and help speed the development of treatments for incurable diseases. According to researchers, the findings will make it easier to use mice and other animals to study human diseases, and can lead to new treatments fo...

DNA Transplant Brings Creation of Artificial Life a Step Closer

..., however, insisted that his team had worked under ethical scrutiny at every stage, and even interrupted the project for 18 months while a bioethics panel was convened to review it. "I don't think there has ever been another field of science that has had so much public input and analysis before there have...

Girls With Cancer Given Fertility Hope

...fore getting the eggs. But this raises significant ethical issues. The parents will be making the decision in these cases, and it may be that they are keen to have grandchildren, and I dont know if a very young girl will fully appreciate all of the arguments....

NASA Gets Ready To Address Tough Questions

...eep space exploration poses more than its share of ethical and practical questions. Yet, if not at one go, NA...ortable talking about.'We're trying to develop the ethical framework to equip commanders and mission managers to make some of those difficult decisions should ...

NRI Boy Underwent a Rare Dual Transplant Surgery

...y and liver. We opted for two live donors as it is ethical as well as convenient to the donors." Ganesh will be in the hospital for three more months before he is able to resume normal life....

Ranbaxy Labs Extends Roots in South Africa

...h Africa and markets & manufactures a portfolio of ethical and over-the-counter (OTC) solid-oral and liquid formulations in South Africa. The Company actively participates in local and export tenders in the African Continent. With sales of approximately USD 30 Million, Be-Tabs is the fifth largest generic co...

Researchers Find Link Between Sleep Disorder and Dementia

...r for years or may never appear at all. "Its an ethical dilemma. We know that many patients with RBD will develop dementia or parkinsonism, but we cant positively predict what will happen in each individual case. Some physicians choose to tell very little of this to their patients. I try to explain this, ...

Floida to Electronically Track Alzheimers Patients

...pponents of the chip program say it raises serious ethical considerations. "This whole medical trial ... really raises some pretty important issues about informed consent," said Katherine Albrecht, the founder of the advocacy group Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering. Albrecht is...

Using Drugs as Weapons can Never Be 'non Lethal', Say Doctors

...s understand the fundamental scientific, legal and ethical considerations surrounding such use. Work to pr...tion of drugs as weapons. Recognise the complex ethical dilemmas raised by research on, development of, planning for and use of drugs as weapons and promote...

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