Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Enough With Celebrities in Drug Ads on TV! Enough With Celebrities in Drug Ads on TV!
Ethics expert Art Caplan says medication information should come from doctors, not celebrities.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Pa. State Judge orders new trial in J & J pelvic mesh case
A state judge in Pennsylvania this week ordered a new trial in a suit alleging a that a woman was injured by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon’s TVT-Secur pelvic mesh implant. The jury had previously ruled that the TVT-Secur device was defective in design and that the company did not appropriately warn pelvic floor surgeons of the risks of using the device, but the same jury also found that neither the warnings or defect caused injuries to the plaintiff. In a five-page opinion, Judge Michael Erdos ordered a new trial that will re-examine the entirety of the case. “Upon further examin...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Women's Health Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Using social media to strengthen public security
An EU-funded project is improving understanding of the opportunities, challenges and legal and ethical considerations arising from the use of social media in policing. The project aims to provide a roadmap, including recommendations, to help policymakers better target ways to fight crime and improve public safety. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 8, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Legal and ethical responsibilities of physicians in coercive situations, such as natural disasters - Senel Eraslan B, Karaday ı B, Çakı İE, Aslan N, Varlık Tokgözoğlu E, Kılıç Ç, Ozaslan A, Cetin G.
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the physician and the patient is based on the provisions of the proxy agreement. The attitude of the physician and the legal and ethical responsibilities of this attitude in an event of force majeure, such as severe nat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ethical considerations for disability-inclusive gender-based violence research: reflections from a South African qualitative case study - van der Heijden I, Harries J, Abrahams N.
Globally, women with disabilities experience heightened and unique forms of violence compared to men with disabilities and women without disabilities. Yet formalised guidelines for their inclusion in gender-based violence (GBV) research is lacking. This pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

HUH? Cow's milk is "a symbol of white supremacy," says PETA
(Natural News) If you drink cow’s milk, you’re a racist “white supremacist” who hates “minorities,” according to a radical domestic terrorist group known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. In a recent tweet, PETA, which militantly advocates that all people become vegan, put up a picture of cow’s milk pouring into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young researcher wins PETA International Science Consortium Award
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)) The PETA International Science Consortium is excited to announce the winner of its second annual Early-Career Scientist Award, which sends a scientist to the prestigious Institute for In Vitro Sciences' Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Society Executive Resigns Amid Upset Over Corporate Partnerships
The American Cancer Society ’ s fund-raising alliances with Herbalife and others have stirred concerns, and influenced the departure of its chief medical officer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Philanthropy Cancer Ethics and Official Misconduct Advertising and Marketing American Cancer Society Herbalife Ltd Otis Brawley Long John Silver's Source Type: news

Surgical Robotics Market Due for a Shake Up?
For years, Intuitive has been recognized as the leader of the surgical robotics market. But there are more competitors on the horizon and the entry level for the surgical robotics’ market is far easier than it used to be. Roger Smith, MD, the Chief Technology Officer for the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, spoke with MD+DI about the state of the surgical robotics market and what could possibly lie ahead for the space. “When you look at the volume of procedures that are conducted with devices that are considered robotic, probably 70% are conducted with da Vinci,” Smit...
Source: MDDI - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Ethical GmbH to Sponsor Independent Expert – Endpoint Adjudication...
The leader in Endpoint Adjudication platforms will participate in the European Independent Expert Committees - Endpoint Adjudication conference organized by CBI in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November...(PRWeb November 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ethical_gmbh_to_sponsor_independent_expert_endpoint_adjudication_committees_conference/prweb15880224.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Freddie Mercury Didn ’t Want to Be a ‘Poster Boy’ for AIDS — But He and Other Celebrities Played a Key Role in Its History
In the new biopic about Freddie Mercury — Bohemian Rhapsody, in theaters Friday — the Queen lead singer (played by Rami Malek) has one request when he tells his bandmates about his HIV diagnosis: that they keep the news private, because he doesn’t want to be a “poster boy” for AIDS or a “cautionary tale.” While Mercury is remembered more for his music than for anything, his health status did in fact become public just days before he died of complications of AIDS-related pneumonia on Nov. 24, 1991, at the age of 45. And in fact, even if the timeline of his diagnosis in real life doe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized health movies Music Source Type: news

Controversy Surrounding Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Paige.AI Highlights Risks of Data Sharing and Monetization in Anatomic Pathology
Patient privacy, ethics of monetizing not-for-profit data, and questions surrounding industry conflicts appear after the public announcement of an arrangement to grant exclusive access to academic pathology slides and samples Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups already serve as gatekeepers for a range of medical data used in patient treatments. Glass slides, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laborato Source Type: news

Cameroon:"At This Point, We Do Not Talk About Medical Ethics"
[Cameroon Tribune] Prof. Jean Marie Kasia, Director General, Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Putting patients first – e-consent in clinical trials
Conclusion Investing in e-consent is no longer a luxury. Compared to traditional methods, adopting a unified platform that enables e-consent can streamline studies, while saving time and reducing costs. The healthcare market is shifting to ensure products have a patient-centric approach, and that directive must include clinical trials. The post Putting patients first – e-consent in clinical trials appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Medidata Solutions Source Type: news

Dr. Christian Osadnik wins Monash University 2018 Faculty Early Career Research prize for Cochrane Review
RecentlyDr. Christian Osadnik from the Department of Physiotherapy, School of Primary and Allied Health Care won the Monash University Jenny Keating Early Career Researcher Publication Prize for Nursing and Allied Health. It was presented by Professor Ross Coppell,  Deputy Dean and Director of Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in recognition of Dr. Osadnik’s work on the Cochrane Review, ‘Non-invasive ventilation for the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to exacerbation of chronic ob structive pulmonary disease’. Dr. Osadnik is ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Rocking Midwest Chapter MLA!
Fall is a busy season for staff in the Greater Midwest Region office, this season took our team to exciting locations such as Traverse City, MI (cherry pies!), Springfield, IL (Lincoln!), St. Cloud, MN (Eh…Juno?), and Cleveland, OH (rock and roll!). In particular, our team worked hard to debut two new courses at the Midwest Chapter MLA meeting in Cleveland from October 5-8. Precision Medicine One of these courses was Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians, which was developed by content expert, Erin Foster from Indiana University (not the University of Indiana, I get it, I get it) in partnership with Sam Watson...
Source: The Cornflower - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Conferences and Meetings General Source Type: news

Intersex Babies Caught in Surgery Battle Over Medical Risks, Ethical Rights Intersex Babies Caught in Surgery Battle Over Medical Risks, Ethical Rights
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Understanding the value of RVUs in radiology
What exactly are relative value units (RVUs), and how do they affect payment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019 How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologistsComments: 10/30/2018 3:27:40 AMDr.Sardonicus (oh how I despise RVU's) Quote from The initial focus was to determine a relative value, ultimately called a relative value unit, of the service-specific work component to...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

I can see Odysseus lashed to the mast of this ship, struggling to resist the Sirens ’ song | Natalie Haynes
The eerily beautiful wreck discovered in the Black Sea takes us right back to Homer ’s GreeceIn 399BC, Socrates drank hemlock to fulfil the orders of the Athenian law court, which had sentenced him to death for impiety and corrupting the young.His friends begged him to leave Athens instead, accompanying them into banishment. He refused and died as he had lived for 70 years, arguing the ethical superiority of his own decision. The scene was immortalised by Plato in his dialoguePhaedo and later by artists such as Jacques Louis David,whose paintinghangs in New York ’s Metropolitan Museum.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Haynes Tags: Archaeology Homer Science Classics and ancient history Education Books Bulgaria Europe World news Heritage Culture Greece British Museum Source Type: news

Generational differences in work ethic: fact or fiction? - Zabel KL, Biermeier-Hanson BBJ, Baltes BB, Early BJ, Shepard A.
Even though stereotypes suggest that older generational cohorts (e.g., Baby Boomers) endorse higher levels of work ethic than younger generations (e.g., Millennials), both the academic literature and popular press have found mixed evidence as to whether or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Should Self-Driving Cars Have Ethics?
To design a "moral machine," researchers updated a classic thought experiment for the autonomous vehicle age. But do we really want artificial intelligence making decisions on who lives or dies?(Image credit: Andreas Arnold/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Why Are We All Having So Little Sex?
Matt, a 34-year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in 2013. When they didn’t live together, they had sex every time they saw each other. After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. They’d have a really active week and then a month with nothing, or just one at-bat. It began to hurt their relationship. At one point early in their marriage, Matt’s wife got pregnant, but they weren’t sure the marriage was going to make it, so they terminated the pregnancy. Part of the problem for Matt, who spoke to TIME abo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sexual Health Source Type: news

Ethical Awareness: What It Is and Why It Matters Ethical Awareness: What It Is and Why It Matters
Learn more about the concept of ethical awareness -- and how it applies to the nursing profession.OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Transplants From HBV+ Donors: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical? Transplants From HBV+ Donors: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical?
Should prior exposure to HBV make a liver donor ineligible? This review explores the safety and ethical considerations surrounding the transplantation of anti-HBc+ donor livers.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers to enhance guidelines for ethical human-animal chimera research
(Case Western Reserve University) Insoo Hyun, PhD, and colleagues will identify ways of improving existing guidelines and ensuring professional accountability and responsibility in human-animal chimera research. The interdisciplinary bioethics project is supported by a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 historical medical devices that will horrify you
The history of medical devices is fraught with misguided ambition, shots in the dark, and, of course, quackery. It is also full of unbelievable invention. Photo by Steinar Engeland on Unsplash When we look back at our medical past, we might see the early iterations of technologies today.  There were mistakes, but there were also the early seeds of progress – including the development of antibodies, ingenuity in surgical tool design, and the burgeoning of medical ethics and evidence-driven medicine. We may laugh or dismiss the missteps as folly. But we should be cautious in our laughter because these products als...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Featured Research & Development antique medical devices antiques southerncaliforniamedicalmuseum Source Type: news

Leading advocacy, watchdog organizations join ambulance transparency coalition
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (October 23, 2018)—A bipartisan coalition of leading advocacy and taxpayer watchdog groups announced today they had joined the Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project, a new grassroots initiative to restore transparency and ethics to the provision and delivery of emergency services across the state. The new coalition, which collectively represents the interests of hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters, includes Common Cause, Georgia Conservatives in Action, Georgia Ethics Watchdog, Main Street Patriots, Athens 4 Everyone, Athens Area Citizens for Better EMS Response Times, and Barrow County Board...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: AmbulanceTransparency.org (press release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Leading advocacy, watchdog organizations join ambulance transparency coalition
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (October 23, 2018)—A bipartisan coalition of leading advocacy and taxpayer watchdog groups announced today they had joined the Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project, a new grassroots initiative to restore transparency and ethics to the provision and delivery of emergency services across the state. The new coalition, which collectively represents the interests of hundreds of thousands of Georgia voters, includes Common Cause, Georgia Conservatives in Action, Georgia Ethics Watchdog, Main Street Patriots, Athens 4 Everyone, Athens Area Citizens for Better EMS Response Times, and Barrow County Board...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: AmbulanceTransparency.org (press release) Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Blog: Signing a charter – and ticking off a pledge
It was a pleasure to be in Plymouth today to sign the Ethical Care Charter with Plymouth City Council. Plymouth joins the dozens of councils who have made a commitment to pay the living wage to care workers, guarantee training and ensure decent standards for those who need care in their homes. I signed the charter alongside Council Leader Tudor Evans and Councillor Ian Tuffin, and it was great to hear their passion for their city – and their plans for the future. Signing the Ethical Care Charter and delivering better care was one of Plymouth Labour’s 100 pledges at the recent local elections (where they took co...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News ethical care charter plymouth Source Type: news

Plymouth City Council signs UNISON ’s ethical care charter
Plymouth City Council will become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Monday). Council leaders will join UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time between home care visits in care workers’ pay. Councillors have also pledged to work with local care firms to help them pay the real living wage – currently £8.75 an hour – to all their employees. Commenting ahead of the signing, UNISON ge...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release care workers dave prentis ethical care charter plymouth Source Type: news

Solving the trust deficit in the construction industry
The objective of Shariah is to protect five basic aspects of human life: religion, life, mind, property and progeny. Construction practitioners, policymakers and researchers seeking newer ways to improve the conduct of construction business transactions will benefit from the ideas proposed to uplift the image and improve the construction sector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Bay Hospital promotes interim leader to CEO spot
South Bay Hospital has a new CEO and it's a familiar face. Daniel Bender, who's been serving as interim CEO over the past several months for HCA Healthcare's (NYSE: HCA) West Florida division's hospital, has been appointed CEO. He was serving an interim CEO when longtime executive Sharon Roush accepted a new position with Sarasota Memorial Hospital to h elp build its new Venice campus. Bender previously held the chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer roles for the 138-bed hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

South Bay Hospital promotes interim leader to CEO spot
South Bay Hospital has a new CEO and it's a familiar face. Daniel Bender, who's been serving as interim CEO over the past several months for HCA Healthcare's (NYSE: HCA) West Florida division's hospital, has been appointed CEO. He was serving an interim CEO when longtime executive Sharon Roush accepted a new position with Sarasota Memorial Hospital to h elp build its new Venice campus. Bender previously held the chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer roles for the 138-bed hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Early-career scientist wins PETA International Science Consortium Award
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)) The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.'s contest to fund an early-career scientist to attend the four-day in vitro toxicology conference, ESTIV2018. The winner, Kristin Bircsak, a toxicologist working for the organ-on-a-chip company, MIMETAS, stood out amongst a number of highly qualified applicants from around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethics and politics of conservation triage
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Park, A. Tags: letters Source Type: news

The DRC Ebola Outbreak May Be Declared an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet Wednesday to determine whether a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The meeting, set to be held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, comes about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel or trade in and out of the DRC. But depending on the conclusion of Wednesday’s eme...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The WHO Said the DRC Ebola Outbreak Is Not an International Public Health Emergency. Here ’s What to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that a worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not constitute an international public health emergency, but stressed in a statement that it remains “deeply concerned” about the situation. The emergency meeting, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva, was called about a month after the WHO upgraded Ebola’s risk level in the DRC from “high” to “very high,” according to a UN statement. At that time, global risk was deemed low and the WHO did not recommend limiting travel ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized ebola healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians
Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.(Image credit: Anya Semenoff/Denver Post via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carey Goldberg Source Type: news

Infection Control for Carriers of Drug-Resistant Organisms Infection Control for Carriers of Drug-Resistant Organisms
What are the ethical implications of imposing infection control measures on carriers of multidrug-resistant organisms?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Study examines aspects of conscientious objection among nurses
(Wiley) One-on-one interviews with eight nurses in Ontario revealed that nurses making conscientious objections to ethically relevant policies lack concrete supports and need protection in healthcare practice settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HHS Launches Review of Fetal Tissue Research
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a statement on September 24, 2018 announcing that it has launched a review of all research and acquisitions involving human fetal tissue. The agency, which funds through the National Institutes of Health a significant portion of U.S. biomedical research, indicated that it will look into adequate alternatives to the use of human fetal tissue in HHS funded research and will ensure that efforts to develop such alternatives are funded. According to the statement, “HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Enhance your Interdisciplinary and Team Science Skills
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

The true meaning of the 7 most DECEPTIVE marketing phrases used by Big Food and Big Pharma
(Natural News) In a big country that allows corporations to run the regulatory agencies, there’s not much room for ethics, because it’s all about the money. The massive U.S. food and medicine industries are dominated by a handful of monopolistic businesses that make billions off consumer ignorance, and that’s just a cold hard fact. Nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A human brain model in a petri dish?
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers are now able to investigate the structural, cellular, and developmental intricacies of the human brain using bioengineered stem cell-based models called organoids. But ethics to help guide researchers and regulators lag behind the technological capability to 'grow' brains. A group of bioethicists and scientists will chart unexplored territory of neuroethics in a study called " The Brainstorm Project, " led by Insoo Hyun, Ph.D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award for Evidence-Based Healthcare in Africa announced
Dr Chikwendu J. Edehas been announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious Aubrey Sheiham Leadership Award by Cochrane.The award is managed byCochrane South Africa (SA) and presented annually to an African researcher to support the conduct of a Cochrane Review focusing on a priority topic with impact on the health of people living in low- and middle-income countries. The winner is also expected to mentor a novice author from Africa during the review process and, in so doing, develop capacity in research synthesis on the continent.The award includes attendance at an annual Cochrane Colloquium; costs of face-to-face meeting...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Auris Health touts robotically-assisted bronchoscopy study results
Auris Health’s Monarch bronchoscopy platform reached lung nodules and biopsied tissue with “high accuracy” in a recent study, according to the company. Eight investigators performed robotic-assisted bronchoscopy procedures using the Monarch platform on a cadaveric model designed to mimic a real-life bronchoscopy procedure. Sixty-seven simulated tumor targets one to three centimeters in size were prepared in eight human cadaveric lungs. The tissue acquired during the bronchoscopy was evaluated and correctly identified as the implanted target in 97% of cases, the study noted. Auris presented the results of ...
Source: Mass Device - October 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Oncology Robotics aurishealth johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Sexual assault examination of the unconscious patient: a legal, ethical and professional grey-area for the forensic physician - Rogers JE, Odell MS, Schreiber JR.
When treating unconscious patients believed to have been victims of sexual assault, forensic physicians must decide whether to conduct physical examinations in order to collect evidence while patients are unconscious and cannot consent. The choice is urgen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news