October 16, 2023

Driving 100 Miles in Labor; Giving Birth in the ER: Fears Rise as 3 Maternity Units Prepare to Close in Alabama

(NBC News) – By the end of the month, two Alabama hospitals will stop delivering babies. A third will follow suit a few weeks later. That will leave two counties — Shelby and Monroe — without any birthing hospitals, and … Read More

October 3, 2023

A New Edition of Journal of Medical Ethics Is Now Available

Journal of Medical Ethics (vol. 49, no. 8, 2023) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Ethical Problems with Kindness in Healthcare” by Edwin Jesudason  “Human Equality Arguments against Abortion” by Calum Miller  “Evidence, Ethics and the Promise of Artificial Intelligence … Read More

September 28, 2023

Children of Color and from Low-Income Families Disproportionately Harmed by Toxic Chemicals, Study Finds

(STAT News) – Children are often exposed to harmful chemicals in air, water, soil, food, food packaging, and plastics. However, low-income children and children of color are disproportionately impacted by these exposures, according to the authors of a study that … Read More

September 25, 2023

European Bishops Concerned About Draft Bill on Medical Use of ‘Human Substances’

(Catholic News Agency) – The Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Commissariat of the German Bishops-Catholic Office in Berlin on Sept. 12 published a joint statement expressing their “deep concern” about a new draft … Read More

September 13, 2023

Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI Are Getting Questioned About Their AI “Data Labelers”

(Quartz) – As tech executives flock to Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers about potential AI regulations this week, they are also being probed on the working conditions of the workers who make ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing possible. US lawmakers … Read More

September 11, 2023

‘I Log Into a Torture Chamber Each Day’: The Strain of Moderating Social Media

(The Guardian) – Moderators working in Hyderabad, a major IT hub in south Asia, have spoken of the strain on their mental health of reviewing images and videos of sexual and violent content, sometimes including trafficked children. Many social media … Read More