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Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction

...uish between the various possible causes could not ethically be conducted in humans. But when Levin and his team let teenage rats help themselves to nicotine, they found that female teen rats - at an age equivalent to 14-year-old girls - take twice as much as rats only exposed to nicotine in adulthood. And thi...

Unpleasant Memory of Food could Be Used to Treat Obesity

...'s minds. It is doubtful that psychologists could ethically use it on obese patients without their consent, but Loftus suggests that parents could consent to it. "There is little to stop parents from providing these suggestions to their children." -(IANS) Medindia on Obesity: Obesity may be defined as a...

Scandals Can Affect Medical Research

...ersies was associated with a fall in donations for ethically approved scientific research, finds a study in latest BMJ. This analysis shows how media scandals may affect scientific research, even when the research is not directly linked to the scandal. The authors examined the relation between newspaper repo...

Competitive Sports: Is the heart Sportive Enough?

...ed detection of potentially lethal problems. It is ethically and clinically justifiable to make every effort to recognize in good time the diseases that put these athletes at risk, and to reduce fatalities. It has therefore been recommended that young athletes involved in competitive sports undergo a vigoro...

Cryopreservation of Ovaries for Cancer patients undergoing treatment

... discussion is required before this will become an ethically and clinically acceptable treatment," said Clare Brown, chief executive of The Charity Infertility Network commented....

Human neurons grown in the brains of mice

...e that the human-mouse brain experiments were done ethically and noted that the experimental design was approved in advance by an independent ethics review board sponsored by the Salk Institute. Mice are routinely bred with human immune systems, but the nervous system is another matter. In this set of exper...

Designer Babies- To Create Or Not To Create!

...r sister or brother is made legally, medically and ethically acceptable, it might even be possible to consider organ donation in a broad prospective. Even if such techniques were to be allowed in the near future, the health, well-being and the family relationship of the ‘saviour sibling’ should deserve the u...

UN Conference Calls For Monitoring System To Check Bird Flu

...riminate hunting of wildlife is scientifically and ethically unjustified as response,'they said in the final document. Source:(PTI News)...

To Ape or Not To Ape? Bridging Missing Links in Medical Research

...quick to assert that their experiments on apes are ethically justified because it has benefited humans to a great extent. However, scientists involved with research on primates contend that primate experiments are need of the hour to arrive at remedies for human diseases. Scientists opine that specific primat...

Medical mishaps – to be revealed or not

... whether the patient was aware of the error is not ethically defensible or consistent with required standards”, say the authors. They say that these figures are really a cause of concern. Most of the doctors do not reveal due to the fear of legal action, says Dr Rosanna Capolingua, chair of the Australian Me...

Biobank gets a go-ahead for the world’s biggest medical research

...emic and industrial research prowess, coupled with ethically robust research governance procedures, means we are already among the leading players in genetics research and development." According to Dr Helen Wallace, of the group GeneWatch, there is a concern that this research funding could be put o better ...

"Macbeth effect"- study correlates cleanliness and conscience!!

...t story in which the lead character either behaved ethically or unethically. In the story, there is a prestigious law firm. The lead character gets a document that a colleague requires for a case. The main character gives the document to the colleague in one form of the story, saving the colleague's case. W...

Organs – For a price

...o reiterates that "If it is reasonable, legal, and ethically justified to motivate someone using monetary reward to participate in human research, then by extension the same person should be allowed a monetary inducement or reward for donating an organ." US laws permit the buying and selling of regenerative...

Artificial Liver from Cord Blood Stem cells

...duce liver tissue. Use of cord blood stem cells is ethically more acceptable than the use of embryonic stem cells as the embryo is destroyed in the procedure. New drugs can be tested in such mini organs instead of direct human trials. This is useful in avoiding several tragedies like the recent Elephant Man ...

Nurses Ease the Wounded Heart

...s are unable to translate their moral choices into ethically appropriate action' and adds that 'moral distress is a critical, frequently ignored problem in health care work environments. Unaddressed, it restricts nurses' ability to provide optimum patient care and to find job satisfaction...' Rushton cites a s...

U.S., U.K. Stem Cell Banks to Team Up

... discuss international standards for how cells are ethically derived from human embryos and maintained. 'Our main focuses are very similar: We want to promote the research and the development of potential therapies in the future,' said Glyn Stacey, director of the U.K. bank. 'These are the kinds of issues we...

Cure for Cancer One Step Closer

...e a widely available and diversified collection of ethically consented and clinically annotated tissue, helping...id. "By providing researchers who are part of an ethically and scientifically approved research project with tissue, matching blood samples and full clinical d...

The Long Wait ... Dying for Lack of Kidneys

...re urgently needed," it said. "Otherwise, although ethically and morally suspect, the case for legalising and regulating the commercial sale of human organs may appear to have the upper hand."...

Dartmouth Professor Makes Case for Ethically Universal Stem Cell Lines

...alternatives can make possible hESC lines that are ethically universal. These would be analogous to the universal O-type blood group: lines that could be used by anyone regardless of their ethical views on the moral status of the embryo. Green, who is also an adjunct professor of community and family medicine...

Sanctions Imposed On Zimbabwe Can Threaten International Health Security

...rved and for the reasons given above, unacceptable ethically and further compromises health security. "We urge this World Health Assembly to support our call for the urgent and unconditional lifting of these illegal economic sanctions as they are a threat to international health security," appealed Dr Parire...

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