Acupuncture patients were given "shocks" in one experiment to prove that acupuncture has a physical, not just psychological effect.
Two patient deaths are reportedly attributable to an improper mixture of colchicine which was administered intravenously.
Continue Reading Deaths allegedly attributable to bad batch of IV colchicine
Wasting no time, the returned Bahamas PM has laid out seven ethical principles for his new government.
Continue Reading Bahamas PM Lays Out Code of Ethics For New Government
Research suggests a formula can be made to predict the kinds of ethical life-and-death choices people wish to make.
Continue Reading Artificial intelligence may make life-and-death medical decisions
It’s not yet Isaac Asimov’s three laws of a positronic brain, but South Korea is drafting a code of ethics regarding robots.
Continue Reading Robot ethics charter drafted
The Medical Humanities Blog reported on a controversial ad showing a robot having serious mental health issues.
Continue Reading Robot ad raises mental health issues
The New Yorker reports criticism of the popular show ’24’ as unreliastically using high-velocity narrative in repetivie ‘ticking time bomb’ scenarios.
Continue Reading Critics argue ’24’ offers selective view of torture
The Whole Child integrative medicine pediatrician Larry Rosen forwarded information about resolution of the Virginia case involving pediatric avoidance of conventional care (oncology) in favor of alternative therapies.
Continue Reading Pediatric CAM case on abuse and neglect resolved
An unanswered ethical question facing AI (artificial intelligence) is whether robots should be allowed to carry weapons.
Continue Reading Robot sentry armed and dangerous
Actually, dolpins have been taught to sing the theme from Batman.
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