Science Policy & Ethics
Credit: Indiana University BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according ..
Podcast permanent link: https://soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/180194-guide The updated comprehensive C-CHANGE (Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour) guideline to manage car..
The first "fine-grained" analysis of local authority budgets across Britain since 2010 has found that the average reduction in service spending by councils was almost 24% in England compared to just 1..
This was the ethical dilemma faced by doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to save a child's life. In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre per..
CLEMSON, South Carolina -- A Clemson University researcher recently published insights into homemade steroids and steroid trafficking through a study of federal court cases. The research details why h..
Credit: Anne Bjertrup A pilot study has found that pregnant women who have suffered from depression or bipolar disorder (i.e. both mania and depression) recognise babies' faces and how babies ..
Scientists have discovered that regular use of the party drug GHB, and especially unconsciousness following GHB use, is associated with brain changes including negative effects on long-term memory, wo..
Credit: Dan Miller, University of Toledo Social media is increasingly being exploited to contact, recruit and sell children for sex, according to a study by The University of Toledo Human Trafficki..
Credit: University of Bath Optimistic thinking is leading people to set up businesses that have no realistic prospect of financial success, shows new research which may help explain why only fifty p..
BOSTON (Oct. 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET)--Poor eating is a major cause of illness, especially from cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. These diseases generate la..
Credit: Florida Atlantic University The vast majority of homicides in the United States are attributable to firearms. The rate of homicide due to guns is about 25 times higher in the U.S. than many..
New research sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a framework for informing the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and other tech..
Credit: George Mason University Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are devices commonly powered by a battery that aerosolize liquid and chemical flavorants. These products have become popular a..
Credit: Peidong Yang lab, UC Berkeley Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed "spacesuits" for bacteria allow them to survive in environments that w..
Credit: NASA As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure pools washed a stew of dangerous bacter..
SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 1, 2018)- Disruption of the refill of patients' regular combination inhaled corticosteroid therapy brand may have impacted symptoms and disease control and potentially ..