November 8, 2023

A New Edition of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics Is Now Available

Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (vol. 32, no. 4, 2023) is available online by subscription only.  Articles include: “Moral Uncertainty and Our Relationships with Unknown Minds” by John Danaher  “Minding Rights: Mapping Ethical and Legal Foundations of ‘Neurorights’” by Sjors … Read More

November 7, 2023

Mind-Altering Ketamine Becomes Latest Pain Treatment, Despite Little Research Or Regulation

(STAT News) – As U.S. doctors scale back their use of opioid painkillers, a new option for hard-to-treat pain is taking root: ketamine, the decades-old surgical drug that is now a trendy psychedelic therapy. Prescriptions for ketamine have soared in recent years, … Read More

November 7, 2023

Elon Musk’s Brain Implant Startup Is Ready to Start Surgery

(Bloomberg) – Elon Musk is preparing for the most consequential launch of his career. But this one isn’t rocket science–it’s brain surgery. Musk’s company Neuralink Corp. is seeking a volunteer for its first clinical trial, meaning it’s looking for someone … Read More

October 27, 2023

Covid Shots May Slightly Increase Risk of Stroke in Older Adults, Particularly When Administered with Certain Flu Vaccines

(CNN) – Vaccines for Covid-19 and influenza may slightly increase the risk of strokes caused by blood clots in the brains of seniors, particularly when the two vaccines are given at the same time and when they are given to … Read More