New Report Dissects Ethics of Emerging Human Brain Cell Models
The National Academies ’ report touches on ethical issues raised by new technologies such as brain organoids and human-animal chimeras, and suggests that current regulatory oversight is sufficient. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Matt Gaetz
The committee also opened a probe into Republican Congressman Tom Reed, who faces a sexual misconduct allegation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing New Ethics Investigation, Matt Gaetz Declares He's 'Not Going Anywhere'
Rep. Matt Gaetz resurfaced Friday night to ignore the saga of scandals and deliver MAGA boilerplate. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Ethics Committee investigating Matt Gaetz, Tom Reed misconduct allegations
The House Committee on Ethics announced two separate probes into Reps. Matt Gaetz and Tom Reed Friday over allegations of sexual... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Ethics Committee Investigating Matt Gaetz
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Ethics Committee opens probes into Reps. Gaetz and Reed over misconduct allegations
Both men have been accused of sexual misconduct within the last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A public health ethics model of countering violent extremism - Shortland ND, Evans N, Colautti J.
The term "countering violent extremism" (CVE) refers to a suite of proactive actions to counter efforts by extremists to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize followers to violence, and thus prevent extremist violence from occurring. In this article we explore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Online extremism and terrorism research ethics: researcher safety, informed consent, and the need for tailored guidelines - Conway M.
This article reflects on two core issues of human subjects' research ethics and how they play out for online extremism and terrorism researchers. Medical research ethics, on which social science research ethics are based, centers the protection of research... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Targeted killings: ethical & operational dilemmas - Ganor B.
The use of targeted killings as a counterterrorism strategy requires a well-calculated decision-making process. While targeted killings can be beneficial for the protection of national security, they might as well result in a "Boomerang Effect," counterpro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Terrorism confidential: ethics, primary data and the construction of "necessary fictions" - Grossman M, Gerrand V.
Primary human sources involved with or proximate to terrorist actors can provide critical information and insights for understanding terrorist ideologies, behaviors and orientations. Yet accessing and drawing on their knowledge and experience is bound up w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

New Research Models Offer Promise for Understanding the Human Brain and Finding Pathways to Therapies, But Also Raise Profound Ethical Questions
New models for studying the human brain — human neural organoids, transplants, and chimeras — show promise for advancing understanding of the brain and laying the groundwork for new therapeutic approaches to brain diseases that have so far proved hard to treat, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, an d Medicine. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exclusive: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Unveils Agency Initiative to Address Racism in Health
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that health is a commodity bestowed readily on some and denied to so many others. Within months of the COVID-19 virus reaching U.S. shores, it became clear that the disease hit certain groups harder, contributing to more severe illness and higher hospitalization and death rates among Black, Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and those of lower socioeconomic status. The reason for that skewed impact doesn’t have so much to do with biology or genetics as it does a myriad of other factors, such as where people live, how clean the air they breathe ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

An ethical dimension to accident management and health surveillance - Oughton D, Liutsko L, Midorikawa S, Pirard P, Schneider T, Tomkiv Y.
Many radiation protection actions carry a multitude of direct and indirect consequences that can impact on the welfare of affected populations. Health surveillance raises ethical challenges linked to privacy and data protection, as well as questions about ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

EU regulator to probe ethical standards of Sputnik vaccine trials
EMA team to investigate whether Russian studies followed global clinical and scientific guidelines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Society is not ready to make human brains
(Kyoto University) A new paper written by a group of international researchers led by Tsutomu Sawai, an assistant professor at the Kyoto University Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi) , explains the future ethical implications of this research with regards to brain organoids, a laboratory-made structure that is designed to grow and behave like the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Vaccine Passport Certification Policy and Ethical Considerations, NEJM
Perspective covers the core rationale of these programmes, mixed views and range of competing arguments, distinguishing passports from mandates, and government guard rails, noting that flexible adaptation is key. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Branching out – UNISON ’ s branches look to the future
UNISON’s branches are vital in supporting our members. Together with our regions and the national union, branches work tirelessly to improve the working conditions for members, wherever they are, whatever their role.  But what branches do is expanding. Not only do they recruit members and represent them, but after 10 years of austerity there has been a reduction of employers in national bargaining arrangements and a significant fragmentation of the workforce. UNISON needs every branch active and thriving. In 2019, the national delegate conference decided that an examination of all branch resources be conducted t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 6, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News branch resources review Source Type: news

"The power of ethical leadership": the influence of corporate social responsibility on creativity, the mediating function of psychological safety, and the moderating role of ethical leadership - Kim BJ, Kim MJ, Kim TH.
A body of existing literature delves into how corporate social responsibility (CSR) affects employees' cognition, emotion, and behavior within an organization. These previous studies, however, pay relatively little attention to the influence of CSR on leve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Sildenafil and suicide in Sweden - Catalano R, Goldman-Mellor S, Bruckner TA, Hartig T.
Much theory asserts that sexual intimacy sustains mental health. Experimental tests of such theory remain rare and have not provided compelling evidence because ethical, practical, and cultural constraints bias samples and results. An epidemiologic approac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition
Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concernsIt is a technology that has been frowned upon by ethicists: now researchers are hoping to unmask the reality of emotion recognition systems in an effort to boost public debate.Technology designed to identify human emotions using machine learning algorithmsis a huge industry, with claims it could prove valuable in myriad situations,from road safety to market research. But critics say the technology not only raises privacy concerns, but is inaccurate andracially biased.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Facial recognition Computing Consciousness Technology Privacy UK news Science University of Cambridge Psychology Source Type: news

The Protestant ethic and the spirit of gun ownership - Vegter A, Kelley M.
This question on how religious beliefs shape attitudes about guns has received little attention in the literature. We use the religious concept of supernatural evil, or beliefs about Satan, Hell, Armageddon, and demons, to provide context for ideas about g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethical Questions Surround COVID Vaccine Passports
Some people will be left out for a variety of reasons, which opens the door for discrimination. But authors of an opinion piece say arguments against the passports don't support a ban on the idea. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA permits changes to Moderna ’s vaccine allowing for more doses in each vial; Florida clinics raise ethical concerns: Live COVID-19 updates
Moderna can put 50 percent more vaccine dosage in each vial, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Here are the latest COVID-19 updates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethical Questions Surround Plans for COVID Vaccine Passports Ethical Questions Surround Plans for COVID Vaccine Passports
Some people will be left out for a variety of reasons, which opens the door for discrimination. But authors of an opinion piece say arguments against the passports don't support a ban on the idea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Hygienist Had Covid. Shouldn ’t My Dentist Have Told Me?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on balancing health care providers’ privacy against patients’ concerns, creating an equitable vaccine system and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Teeth and Dentistry Ethics (Personal) Privacy Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic, IBM partner to speed health care and life sciences discovery
The Discovery Accelerator is expected to build a research and clinical infrastructure to empower big data medical research in ethical, private ways, discoveries for patient care and novel approaches to public health threats, such as Covid-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Mary Vanac Source Type: news

A Hygenist Had Covid. Shouldn ’t My Dentist Have Told Me?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on balancing health care providers’ privacy against patients’ concerns, creating an equitable vaccine system and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Teeth and Dentistry Ethics (Personal) Privacy Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Immediate and delayed reactions to trauma-related laboratory research among rape survivors and controls - Lawyer SR, Holcomb BM, P říhodová K.
Ethical implications of laboratory-based experimental trauma research are not well studied. Female rape survivors (N  = 62) and controls (N = 79) listened to an audio recording of a sexual assault and completed mental health measures and the Reactio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pediatrician provides a voice for youth traumatized by family separation
Growing up in Brentwood,Dr. Elizabeth Barnert was raised to be acutely aware of two versions of Los Angeles — one of privilege and one of social injustice.Her psychiatrist father instilled in his daughter a love of science and big-picture thinking. Her mother, who fled Castro ’s Cuba alone at 15, worked as a social worker counseling troubled high-school students, many of them first-generation Americans who butted heads with their immigrant parents over issues like cultural identity and gangs.“My father took me to the library every Saturday and taught me the importance of life-long learning,” said Ba...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Visitation After Vaccination: Ethics, Risks, and Benefits Must Be Considered
Decisions about welcoming more visitors into post-acute and long-term care facilities will require ongoing analysis of risk versus benefit, continued vigilance and creativity, ethical considerations, and empathetic, honest communication with family members, according to PALTC leaders who have been advising or formulating guidance on the issue. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

'Dimming the sun': $100m geoengineering research programme proposed
All options to fight climate crisis must be explored, says national academy, but critics fear side-effectsThe US should establish a multimillion-dollar research programme on solar geoengineering, according to the country ’s national science academy.Ina report it recommends funding of $100m ( £73m) to $200m over five years to better understand the feasibility of interventions to dim the sun, the risk of harmful unintended consequences and how such technology could be governed in an ethical way.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Geoengineering Climate change Environment Science US news World news Source Type: news

New manifesto defends workers ’ rights from Artificial Intelligence
UNISON today signed up to a TUC manifesto designed to protect workers’ rights as technology increases in the workplace. The manifesto, Dignity at work and the AI revolution, is based on a new report that says that employment law is failing to keep pace with the rapid expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at work – which could lead to widespread discrimination and unfair treatment. TUC president Frances O’Grady said this was “a crucial moment in the AI-driven technological workplace revolution.” The report highlights how the use of AI has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandem...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News TUC workers rights Source Type: news

Reproduction without pregnancy: would it really emancipate women? | Jenny Kleeman
It may sound far-fetched, but a breakthrough in Israel has brought us a step closer to creating artificial wombs for humansA team of Israeli scientists announced the mother of all inventions last week. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science revealedin the journal Nature that they had successfully gestated hundreds of mice inside an artificial womb. They placed newly fertilised eggsinside glass vials rotating in a ventilated incubator, and grew the embryos for 11 days – the mid-point of a mouse pregnancy – outside their mothers’ bodies. The embryos developed normally; their hearts, visible thro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Kleeman Tags: Reproductive rights Reproduction Science Health Fertility problems Society Parents and parenting Women World news Source Type: news

Ethical dilemmas and legal ambivalence affects the midwives' perception for providing sexual and reproductive health consultation to women with intellectual disability
Commentary on: H ö glund B and Larsson M. Ethical dilemmas and legal aspects in contraceptive counselling for women with intellectual disability —Focus group interviews among midwives in Sweden. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2019;33:1558–66. Context Although United Nations conventions dictate equal rights to sexual and reproductive health for women with intellectual disability (ID),1 there are disparities faced by these women when acces sing such care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romance, Drugs, and Death: Changing Physician Attitudes Romance, Drugs, and Death: Changing Physician Attitudes
Dr Art Caplan discusses findings from the biannual Medscape Ethics Report on topics related to physician-assisted suicide, random drug testing, payment influence, and romance.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Indian Cancer Drug Manufacturer to Pay $50 Million for Concealing and Destroying Records in Advance of FDA Inspection
FDA OCI, Fresenius, FKOL, fines, forfeiture, $50 million, guilty plea, conceal records, destroy records, FDA inspection, compliance and ethics program, Kalyani, West Bengal, India, manufacture, active pharmaceutical ingredients, APIs, noncompliant practices, deleted spreadsheets, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 23, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

BioRescue develops ethical risk assessment for northern white rhino rescue programme
(Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)) Advanced Assisted Reproductive Technologies (aART) push the boundaries of what can be done to create new offspring. Consequently, new ethical questions regarding the application of these tools arise and need to be answered, and relevant animal welfare issues to be addressed. In order to ensure that the ethical risk assessment matches the technological breakthrough with aART, the BioRescue consortium developed and applies the " ETHAS " tool, an ethical self-assessment tool. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Israel ’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Is Slowing at a Critical Moment. That’s a Warning for the Rest of Us
Now that nearly 60% of Israel’s roughly 9 million residents have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey-sized Middle Eastern country is offering the rest of the world an enviable glimpse of a future where most people are inoculated against the coronavirus. While it’s still too early to tell the full extent to which vaccination is having an effect there, Israel’s rate of virus-related deaths has dropped faster than global figures since it started vaccinating (see chart below and methodology at bottom). Meanwhile, the latest real-world evidence collected in Israel suggests the Pfizer...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UK-REACH: United Kingdom research study into ethnicity and COVID-19 outcomes in healthcare workers, BMC ISRCTN registry
This study aims to look at the risk of COVID-19 in ethnic minority healthcare workers and try to understand the reasons why ethnicity may impact on COVID-19 outcomes over the next 25 years. Alongside the main study, three sub studies will also investigate closely related issues in smaller groups of healthcare workers and stakeholders: 1. The ethical, legal and acceptability issues that large studies involving personal and health data have to consider. 2. A qualitative study with the aim of understanding HCWs experiences of COVID-19, especially things like their views of the pandemic, challenges they have faced, or things t...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moral injury: the effect on mental health and implications for treatment
Moral injury is understood to be the strong cognitive and emotional response that can occur following events that violate a person's moral or ethical code.1 Potentially morally injurious events include a person's own or other people's acts of omission or commission, or betrayal by a trusted person in a high-stakes situation. For example, health-care staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic might experience moral injury because they perceive that they received inadequate protective equipment, or when their workload is such that they deliver care of a standard that falls well below what they would usually consider to be go...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moral injury: the effect on mental health and implications for treatment, Lancet Psychiatry
Moral injury is understood to be the strong cognitive and emotional response that can occur following events that violate a person's moral or ethical code.1 Potentially morally injurious events include a person's own or other people's acts of omission or commission, or betrayal by a trusted person in a high-stakes situation. For example, health-care staff working during the COVID-19 pandemic might experience moral injury because they perceive that they received inadequate protective equipment, or when their workload is such that they deliver care of a standard that falls well below what they would usually consider to be go...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital NFT Art Is Booming —But at What Cost?
In central Washington State, electric utilities are watching for homes with oddly high power usage after a recent surge in cryptocurrency prices collided with a boom in NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”—an emerging technology that uses crypto platforms to authenticate ownership of digital files. In an emerging hype cycle, such digital assets have sold at auction for millions of dollars, giving the buyer claim to an “original” version of a computer file, such as a piece of digital art or a sports highlight video. During the last crypto boom, the region—home to some of the cheapest electricit...
Source: TIME: Science - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Justice, diversity, and research ethics review
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Strauss, D. H., White, S. A., Bierer, B. E. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Science and Policy p-forum Source Type: news

Vaccine passports pose ethical thicket for Biden administration
The White House says the government shouldn't issue the credentials or store the data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicians to EU regulators: Address safety concerns or stop rollout of coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) A group known as the “Doctors for Covid Ethics” called on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to answer urgent safety questions about the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized for use among European Union (EU) countries. Should the EMA fail to address these concerns, the group implores the agency to withdraw authorization for the vaccines. As of March 13, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna Starts Covid-19 Vaccine Trial In Kids Younger Than 12 Years Old
The clinical trials are being planned carefully due to ethical implications of testing vaccines in young children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Rosenbaum, Forbes Staff Tags: Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

I ’m Not Eligible for the Vaccine Yet. Can I Hunt for a Surplus Dose?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on whether securing a dose for yourself means taking someone else’s spot in line — and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Obesity Ethics (Personal) Source Type: news

Are COVID-19 Human Infection Trials Ethical? Are COVID-19 Human Infection Trials Ethical?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Peter Openshaw about experimental human infection trials for COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.WebMD (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Facebook and Twitter resist calls to ban anti-vax campaigner
Kennedy Jr’s film accused of exploiting ethic minorities’ distrust of health authorities (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Are Investigated After Posting Organ Photos Online as ‘Price Is Right’ Game
The medical residents, who are employed by Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., asked people on Instagram to guess how much a surgically removed organ weighed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Vigdor Tags: Ethics and Official Misconduct Social Media Grand Rapids (Mich) Doctors Michigan Source Type: news