February 3, 2010 in Medical Ethics
Relatively new imaging techniques have found evidence of conscious awareness in a minority of traumatic injury patients diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state.
Abstinence-only sex education has never been shown to work well. What if they just threw out all of that “no sex until marriage” stuff and instead, focused on the hazards of teenage sexual activity?
January 30, 2010 in Medical Ethics
There are a ton of misconceptions and outright falsehoods regarding doctors and substance abuse problems. This is not helped by media reports that make it seem as if physicians are abusing every substance “under the sun”. There is not an army of crazy, addicted, physician zombies out there ready to eat your brains.
January 28, 2010 in Medical Ethics
Dr. Wakefield will likely lose his UK medical license for “dishonest, irresponsible and [showing] callous disregard for the distress and pain of children” in attempting to prove a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Good thing he currently works in Texas!