Network News

  • Disabled Veterans Still Wait in Limbo
  • 8/29/2012
  • (Raw Story) - Veterans waiting for decisions from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can wait for months, sometimes even years for rulings on their cases and the awarding of benefits.
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Poisons the Mission of Medicine
  • 8/28/2012
  • (Globe and Mail) - Recent events suggest that the assisted-suicide movement has gained momentum; reports from the Royal Society of Canada, the Quebec National Assembly and the British Columbia Supreme Court all support legalization of physician- assisted suicide. But the case is not closed. Confusion reigns.
  • Medical Journals Show Increasing Support for Euthanasia
  • 8/27/2012
  • (LifeNews.com) - Primum non nocere. First do no harm. This edict has been part of medical ethics since the time of the ancient Greek physician, Hippocrates, in the fifth century B.C. It is found in the Hippocratic Corpus, a collection of medical writing attributed to Hippocrates.
  • Things to Know About Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 8/26/2012
  • (Daily Press) - Traumatic brain injuries, TBIs, occur at an astounding rate -- between 1.7 and 3.8 million annually, according to the CDC. (Consider the numbers for breast cancer, 176,000 or HIV/AIDS, 43,600). TBIs are associated with approximately 30.5 percent of injury-related deaths.
  • Root of Self Awareness Eludes Researchers
  • 8/24/2012
  • (First Things) - Consciousness. True self-aware consciousness: It is one of the exceptional attributes of human nature, present in all of us barring immaturity or injury. And scientists still can't figure out what it is all about.
  • Rise in TBI's Among Vets and Athletes Prompts Research
  • 8/23/2012
  • (PR-USA.net) - Since 2000, approximately 245,000 men and women who have served in the military have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, otherwise known as TBI. The majority of those cases were mild; but, even mild traumatic brain injuries can be highly disruptive to daily life.
  • Genetically Engineered Babies Are Moral Duty, "Ethics" Guru Claims
  • 8/22/2012
  • (New American) - Prominent so-called "ethicist" and Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu claims that humanity has a "moral obligation" to genetically engineer children - essentially creating "designer babies" - to make them into better people, sparking an outcry among critics who claim such morally repugnant practices would be akin to playing God.
  • Forced Dehydration for 12-Year-Old Gunshot Victim?
  • 8/21/2012
  • (First Things) - Texas has an awful futile care law. It permits hospital bioethics committees to impose members/doctors' values that a patient's life is not worth living based on quality of life. A story just out shows the injustice of the process-a terrible law ...
  • UK Denies Right-To-Die Legal Challenge
  • 8/20/2012
  • (AP) - Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life.
  • Mom Seeks Heart Transplant for Autistic Son
  • 8/18/2012
  • (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.