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A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine is Available

Bioethics News - 1 hour 45 min ago

The New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 370, No. 6, April 17, 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “The Calculus of Cures” by R. Kocher and B. Roberts
  • “Using a Drug-Safety Tool to Prevent Competition” by A. Sarpatwari, J. Avorn, and A.S. Kesselheim
  • “Comparative Effectiveness Questions in Oncology” by S. Mailankody and V. Prasad

A New Edition of Nursing for Women’s Health is Available

Bioethics News - 1 hour 57 min ago

Nursing for Women’s Health (Volume 18, No. 2, April/May 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Donor Motivations, Associated Risks and Ethical Considerations of Oocyte Donation” by Amy L. Boutelle
  • “Fertility Preservation Options for Women Treated for Cancer” by Kelsea Lucas and Desiree Hensel
  • “The Increasing Role of Genetics and Genomics in Women’s Health” by Elisabeth (Lisa) Z. Klein

A New Edition of Journal of Internal Medicine is Available

Bioethics News - 2 hours 16 min ago

Journal of Internal Medicine (Volume 275, No. 5, May 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Combined efforts in immunology and vaccinology will lead to effective vaccines against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria” by F. Chiodi and S. H. E. Kaufmann
  • “The path of malaria vaccine development: challenges and perspectives” by C. Arama and M. Troye-Blomberg
  • “The importance of validating proposed genetic profiles in IBD” by I. C. Lawrance
  • “Assessment of the validity of a multigene analysis in the diagnostics of inflammatory bowel disease” by J. T. Bjerrum, et al.

A New Edition of JAMA Internal Medicine is Available

Bioethics News - 2 hours 21 min ago

JAMA Internal Medicine (Volume 174, No. 4, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “23andMe, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Future of Genetic Testing” by Patricia J. Zettler, Jacob S. Sherkow, and Henry T. Greely
  • “National Hospice Survey Results:  For-Profit Status, Community Engagement, and Service” by Melissa D. Aldridge, et al.
  • “The Changing Face of the Hospice Industry:  What Really Matters?” by Kimberly S. Johnson
  • “The Importance of Influenza Vaccination” by Hilary M. Babcock, John A. Jernigan, and David A. Relman
  • “The Importance of Influenza Vaccination—Reply” by Peter Doshi

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LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:33
by The Editors Dear readers, We hope you had a blessed Easter weekend! The LifeSiteNews staff were off on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but we are back today with another full slate of stories. Thank you as always for your much-needed support and prayers, and please be assured of our prayers for you and your family…

Unborn child has ‘inalienable’ right to life ‘at all stages of development’: Alabama Supreme Court

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:20
by Colin Kerr MONTGOMERY, AL, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) –– Children in the womb should have the same legal standing as other children, the Supreme Court of Alabama ruled Friday. The decision upheld the prior conviction of Sarah Janie Hicks for “the chemical endangerment of her child,”…

Vandals ruin pro-life display at George Washington University

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:09
by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A school-sanctioned memorial display for victims of abortion at George Washington University was the target of several acts of vandalism by supporters of abortion last week, according to a report at Breitbart.com. The GWU chapter of Young Americans…

‘Nothing will get in my way’: British model to have abortion in hopes of becoming celebrity

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:53
by Thaddeus Baklinski LEEDS, UK, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 23-year-old British woman who gained notoriety last year by demanding the publicly funded National Health Service pay £4,800 for breast enhancement surgery so she could become a "glamour model," has announced she intends to abort a child so…

Abortion advocates have lied to Canadians for decades: Canadian bishops’ group

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:39
by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nobody likes finding out they have been lied to. But on the topic of abortion, this is precisely what has happened according to the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF). “For decades, abortion ‘rights’ proponents have fed…

Chilling unearthed video: Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger says, ‘No more babies’

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:33
by Ben Johnson LONDON, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chilling video has surfaced of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger telling a British interviewer her goal is to see vast swaths of the world produce “no more babies.” The 1947 one-minute newsreel features an interview in London's…

Global majority: Pew poll shows most nations around the world find abortion, homosexuality immoral

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:12
by Ben Johnson April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Not a single nation in the 40 countries surveyed by Pew Research Center said abortion is morally acceptable. The majority of the people in dozens of nations across every continent but Antarctica deemed abortion and homosexuality morally unacceptable, according…

A New Edition of International Journal for Quality in Health Care is Available

Bioethics News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:16

International Journal for Quality in Health Care (Volume 26, No. 2, April 2014) is now available online by subscription only.

Articles include:

  • “Standardization in patient safety: the WHO High 5s project” by Agnès Leotsakos, et al.
  • “Physician communication behaviors from the perspective of adult HIV patients in Kenya” by Juddy Wachira, et al.
  • “Improving mental health outcomes: achieving equity through quality improvement” by Alan J. Poots, et al.

Hundreds of pro-life Catholics give public witness in San Diego on Good Friday

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:07
by Thomas J. McKenna SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For the ninth year in a row faithful from San Diego marched through the streets of downtown on Good Friday and prayed the pro-life Stations of the Cross in front of the Federal Building to protest the killing of innocent children by abortion and…

Alabama Supreme Court doubles down on pro-personhood ruling

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:03
by Josh Craddock April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling that reaffirmed the state's protections against chemical endangerment "for all persons--born and unborn." This decision marks a major victory for the pro-life cause around the country, as the…

Poll shows Republican voters support true marriage

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:56
by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Republican voters continue to be at odds with many party leaders and donors on the issue of marriage, a new national poll shows. Over three-quarters of GOP voters support marriage being kept between a man and a woman, according to the poll, released…

I sat next to late-term abortionist Carhart on a flight home last week: here’s what I said to him

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:48
by Brendan O'Morchoe April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When you are working or volunteering in the pro-life movement day in and day out, we can easily get consumed by the big picture and lose sight of what is happening every day in the nation’s abortion mills. Working in the pro-life movement can sometimes make us…

Gosnell movie may focus on forgotten ‘heroes’, filmmaker tells Rush Limbaugh Show

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:34
by Ben Johnson PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The forthcoming made-for-TV film about the life and crimes of “house of horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell may focus less on his grotesque office and macabre butchering tactics than on the story's forgotten heroes, one of the filmmakers…

Newfoundland’s new premier joined pro-life walk every year, but now says he won’t ‘impose’ his views

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:51
by Thaddeus Baklinski CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life views of Newfoundland’s likely new premier has been a hot topic in the media in the last week after reporters learned that he and his family join Corner Brook’s annual Walk for Life every year.  Frank…

Toronto Cardinal criticizes Catholic teacher’s union decision to march in Pride parade

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:27
by Peter Baklinski TORONTO, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins has criticized the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) after it announced last month it would march in Toronto’s WorldPride parade this summer. The decision, he said, shows OECTA’s “inadequate…

Billionaire GOP donor aims to convince party to push homosexual ‘rights’

LifeSite News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:16
by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Billionaire Republican donor Paul Singer, long known for opposing legislation that increases the regulatory burden on American businesses, has brought together a bipartisan coalition that aims to move the GOP to push homosexual “rights.”…